3 September 2021
Skopje – The government launched on Friday an anti-corruption campaign entitled “Everything is public, corruption isn’t worth it”, with the goal of mobilizing citizens and the public administration to provide protection mechanisms and resistance against corruption.
Skopje – The State Election Commission (SEC) received on Friday the first 200 biometric voter identification devices from the German company “Dermalog”. The scanners will be used in the upcoming local elections. In the coming period, these terminals will be used for trainings, while the last shipment is to arrive by October 1, so as to complete the full equipment.
Skopje — Of the 14 students newly infected with Covid-19, not a single one contracted the virus at school, there is no internal transmission in schools among the 233,000 students attending in-person classes, said Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska during her visit of Aco Shopov Elementary School in Radishani on Friday.
Skopje – National Bank Governor Anita Angelovska-Bezhoska met on Friday with the US Embassy’s new Chief of the Political and Economic Affairs Section, Christopher Zimmer, and told him that the successful work of the National Bank is key for the Macedonian economy.
Skopje – As of Saturday, North Macedonia will be on the Netherlands’ list of high-risk countries.
Skopje – Businessman Jordan Kamchev, a suspect in the “Vodno Lots” case, remains in detention at the Skopje prison after the Criminal Court rejected an offered guarantee.
Skopje – The labour force in North Macedonia in Q2 2021 amounted to 945,412 people, of which 795,271 were employed, while 150,141 were unemployed, State Statistical Office data shows.
Skopje — Seventy Macedonian studies scholars, Slavic studies scholars, and Balkan studies scholars are participating in the 48th International Scholarly Conference at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University’s International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture at the Ohrid Congress Center and online on Sept. 3-4.
Skopje – The creative writing masterclass led by university professor Kim Simonsen of the Faroe Islands officially closed the first edition of the international Skopje Poetry Festival.
Strumica – A simulated firefighting drill on Belasica Mountain kicked off the Belasica 2021 joint exercise for firefighters from North Macedonia and Greece.
Kranj, Slovenia – The European Union should heed five “benchmarks” while working with the radical Islamist Taliban group to get aid to Afghans, foreign ministers agreed on Friday, without stating what would happen if these red lines were crossed.
Geneva – Many cities in the world enjoyed significantly better air quality during the past year because there was less traffic due to coronavirus-related restrictions, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Friday.
Brussels – The European Union and AstraZeneca have struck a deal on the delivery timeline for the remaining Covid-19 vaccine doses still owed to the bloc, ending a heated legal row.