MIA Flash


17 May 2021

17 May 2021 

Skopje – Out 1,314 COVID-19 tests carried out in North Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 27 new cases were registered, 192 patients recovered and 19 died, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Skopje – Price of gasoline drops by Mden 0.5 per liter and that of diesel remains unchanged as of Monday midnight, the Energy Regulatory Commission has said.

Skopje – Trial in the ‘Titanic’ case over election fraud is set to resume on May 20, after several witnesses of the prosecution testified at Monday’s hearing that they have no information about any funding of political parties and have never paid any funds.

Skopje – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended Monday a promotion of a new investment of company “M6 Agrar” and “Tikves” winery, part of the M6 Group.

Skopje – Justice Minister Bojan Marichikj on Monday addressed via video link the 30th session of the UNODC’s Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

Skopje – In a Facebook post on Monday, President Stevo Pendarovski writes that he is taking part in the tenth Brdo-Brijuni Process meeting at Brdo pri Kranju together with the presidents of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro and discuss the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, and the economic recovery of the Western Balkans.

Skopje –  Minister of Information Society and Administration Jeton Shaqiri held a meeting on Monday with British Ambassador to North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway.

Skopje – North Macedonia is currently in an impossible position in the European integration process. It’s the conditions set for the country at a relatively advanced stage of negotiations with the EU, and it refers to content in some history textbooks. That’s trespassing into intimate space, it’s something that should not be allowed, and I will be against that, said Croatia’s President Zoran Milanović after the tenth Brdo-Brijuni Process meeting at Brdo pri Kranju on Monday.

Veles – The executive branch is elected by Parliament and its representatives deserve a chance. They’ve served as ministers for some 8.5 months, as the government was elected on September 1, and no changes are expected, PM Zoran Zaev told reporters on Monday, following SDSM’s party congress on Sunday.

Athens – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev explored during their meeting on May 13 the opportunities for cooperation, especially in the fields of economy and energy, Greek government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni told MIA’s Athens correspondent during a regular press briefing on Monday.

Belgrade – In order to turn local innovations, expertise and knowledge into a part of the official development assistance that the Republic of Serbia provides to the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Albania within the “Mini-Schengen” initiative, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia launches Serbia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) Challenge Call for innovative solutions that can respond to the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in these two countries.

Ljubljana – Slovenia has proposed that Croatia facilitates border crossing for Slovenians who have been inoculated with only one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and are awaiting a second jab, as the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia continues abating.

Iran and the United States do not yet see eye to eye in talks aimed at rescuing the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.


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