Skopje – The European Union’s Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans supports the long-term economic recovery of the region, stimulating regional integration in parallel. The plan’s implementation will stimulate economic activity, increase investments in the public and private sectors, enhance competitiveness and innovations, especially of small and medium enterprises, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in his address at the Western Balkans Summit in Tirana on Thursday.
Skopje – U.S. President Joe Biden’s decree shows that the interest of the United States, one of our closest allies, for the Western Balkans is not lost, but getting stronger, Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska told reporters after Thursday’s army ceremony of aviation WING on the unit’s day.
Skopje – Russia has expelled an employee of North Macedonia’s Embassy in Moscow in response to the expulsion of a Russian diplomat in Skopje last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Sofia – Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev said Thursday the European integration of the Western Balkan countries, including North Macedonia, is among the key priorities of Bulgaria’s foreign policy.
Brussels – Enlargement and accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania are of great importance for Slovenia’s EU presidency, which starts on July 1, Slovenian Ambassador to the EU, Iztok Jarc, told MIA.
Brussels – The European Union’s top officials have thrown their weight behind US-led calls for deeper investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus, in a move that may well irk Beijing.
Skopje – Out of 2,411 COVID-19 tests carried out in North Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 18 new cases were registered, 31 patients recovered and 1 died, the Health Ministry said Thursday. Skopje registered eight new cases and the rest were in Kumanovo (5), Kochani (2), Tetovo (1), Kriva Palanka (1) and Kratovo (1), according to data of the Public Health Institute. In the past 24 hours, one patient from Skopje (aged 61) died in hospital of coronavirus-related complications.