25 September 2021
Skopje – Estonian society saves a bit over 2% of its GDP solely by using digital signatures instead of circulating papers between people, businesses and government. As 2% is also the share we spend on our defense, one might even say that digital signature pays for our defense in Estonia, says Lauri Tabur, leading expert of the Estonian Centre for International Development and former rector of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, in an interview with MIA.
Skopje – The Socio-Ecological Forum 2021, which kicks off Saturday in Skopje, is the first high level forum in the Western Balkans, that unites regional political decision-makers, think-tanks, NGOs, youth leaders and journalists to discuss the way forward to a carbon-neutral Balkans and a clean and green future for everyone.
Skopje – One of the central commitments of the Government is to set energy policies on a stable long-term basis based on clean, green energy, creating conditions for sustainable economic growth, healthy environment and new jobs, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Saturday addressing the Socio-Ecological Forum Skopje 2021.
Skopje – Climate change is a fact and it threatens not only our generation, but generations to come, and even the planet itself. We must act today and even though it is hard. We must drastically reduce pollution. This requires hard and painful choices. It is especially hard because we have to change the way we do business. Disasters have made it clear that the eco system cannot be treated independently from our economic system. We need a new sustainable economic model that leads our countries towards social, ecological and economic progress and improves the well-being of our citizens, said Kosovo’s PM Albin Kurti on Saturday addressing the Socio-Ecological Forum Skopje 2021.
Skopje – It is not about erasing history. History says that the then Bulgaria, the monarchist-fascist government decided to enter into a pact with the fascist countries, while the then Macedonia decided to join the anti-fascist struggle, and there is no dilemma here, PM Zoran Zaev told reporters on Saturday.
Skopje – The support center for domestic companies active on the NATO market has been launched Saturday in the Ministry of Defence. By this, the domestic companies will be able to participate in NATO public procurement, which amount to EUR 5 billion annually.
Skopje – As of Friday at 8 pm, census takers in North Macedonia’s 2021 Population and Housing Census have counted 1,460,552 persons, 455,478 households and 632,742 apartments in the country, according to the State Statistical Office on Saturday.
Copenhagen – Iceland elects a new parliament on Saturday, with polling stations due to open at 10 am (1000 GMT). First partial results are to come in shortly after polls close at 10 pm, but a final result is not expected until Sunday morning.
New York – Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, is on her way home to China after a settlement was reached on Friday with the US Department of Justice.