22 April 2021
Skopje — Of the 2,596 people tested for the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, 603 received a positive result, according to the Ministry of Health on Thursday. Most of the new Covid-19 cases—209—were diagnosed in Skopje.
Skopje – Seventh-grade history textbooks and the life and work of Goce Delchev are the topics of discussion among historians at the 13th meeting of the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, held by video conference on Thursday.
Skopje — President Stevo Pendarovski met with the Ambassador of Austria to North Macedonia, Georg Woutsas, on Thursday to discuss current events in both countries.
Skopje – The State Election Commission (SEC) adopted Thursday 2021-2024 strategic plan, which sets goals for improving SEC’s work by maintaining a credible election process, continuous improvement of the election process, support of all participants in the election process and exercising voting rights.
Skopje – Children who will become first-graders in the 2021/2021 school year will be able to be enrolled online. Enrollment is traditionally in May, but this year parents will not be required to come to the schools, instead they will submit documents online through the first-ever national platform for online enrolment of first-grade pupils, promoted on Thursday.
Skopje – Digital textbooks will be introduced in the education system in stages over a course of five years, starting with the fourth grade in the 2021/2022 school year, Education Minister Mila Carovska said on Thursday, reiterating that current textbooks aren’t in line with new curriculum and don’t meet students’ needs.
Skopje — Fatime Fetai, Burim Rustemi, Sasho Rajchev, Naum Panovski, and Snezhana Bundalevska-Georgievska were elected prosecutors to the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office at a session of the Council of Public Prosecutors on Thursday.
Skopje – The virus situation in North Macedonia is stabilizing as evidenced by the number of new cases, which has been dropping for the past few days, Minister of Health Venko Filipche posted Thursday on Facebook, following a meeting with COVID unit heads.
Skopje) – North Macedonia has made a remarkable breakthrough in the process to join the EU and I sincerely hope it will become the 28th member country of the bloc, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said after meeting on Thursday in Riga with the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov.
Skopje – Macedonian poet, playwright, essayist and academic Bogomil Gjuzel died aged 82, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) said Thursday in a press release, adding it will organize an online commemoration in the coming days.
Gevgelija – A delegation of the French embassy, led by attaché Stephane Ropert, and Crisis Management Center (CMC) Director Stojanche Angelov visited Thursday the Vinojug migrant transit center in Gevgelija, where they were briefed about current developments and the center’s preparedness to accommodate migrants in case of new migrant wave.
Tetovo – A 1.2 MW photovoltaic power plant, the second out of three in the 2.2 MW photovoltaic park in the Tetovo village of Tenovo, started working on Thursday. It’s one of 27 stations granted a premium for producing electricity at photovoltaic power plants, built on private land, as part of a 2019 public call.
Tetovo – North Macedonia is financially stable and there are enough funds in the budget for the implementation of the sixth set of economic measures for the tourism and hospitality sector, standing at EUR 17.8 million, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Thursday.
Brussels – The European Commission is weighing legal action against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to ensure the delivery of sufficient Covid-19 vaccines, according to multiple diplomatic sources.
Stockholm — Sweden has again extended restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as case numbers there remain high, the prime minister said on Thursday.