6 November 2021
Skopje – VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Saturday that he will wait until Monday for PM Zoran Zaev to file his official resignation in parliament. If this does not happen, he announced that they will file a motion for a government no-confidence vote.
Skopje – If there really is a new parliamentary majority, we expect it to be confirmed through the appropriate parliamentary procedures and possible election of a new Government. We’ll see if a new anti-democratic, anti-Prespa agreement, anti-NATO and anti-EU government will be elected, SDSM said late on Friday following the announcement of VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski of securing a new parliamentary majority with parties Besa, Levica, Alliance for Albanians and Alternativa.
Skopje – DUI leader Ali Ahmeti posted on Facebook late on Friday that he is in constant communication with all political parties except those who are against the Ohrid Agreement and the Euro-Atlantic future of the country, in order to manage the situation created after the resignation of PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev.
Skopje – Police officers get new uniforms, which were promoted on Saturday in front of the building of the Ministry of Interior. Uniforms consisting of 10,000 winter jackets and 8,550 winter shoes have been procured and are expected to be delivered early next year, Interior Ministry said.
Skopje – A fire that broke out late on Friday in REK Bitola thermal power plant (TPP) has been extinguished, and the site is being inspected by expert teams from state-owned electricity producer ESM to determine the cause of fire.
Skopje – Fitch Ratings has affirmed North Macedonia’s credit rating at ‘BB+’ with a negative outlook. As the Agency noted, the affirmed rating in a pandemic is a result of good governance policies, human capital development, and a track record of coherent macroeconomic and fiscal policy that underpins the longstanding exchange rate peg to the euro.
Skopje – The denar remains stable – the fixed exchange rate is a key anchor of the stability of the Macedonian economy. The foreign reserves reached Euro 3.7 billion in September and given the good external position, we expect that they will remain stable in 2022 and 2023, maintaining adequate coverage. The external risks are further mitigated by the repo line approved by the European Central Bank to the National Bank. These are some of the findings of the credit rating agency Fitch, presented in the report which confirms the credit rating of the country, the National Bank said in a press release on Saturday.
Washington – United States lawmakers on Friday adopted a 1.2-trillion dollar package aimed at modernizing the country’s infrastructure.
New York – The UN Security Council has called for an end to the violence in Ethiopia, where a conflict between armed groups and the central government is worsening.
Freetown – Dozens of people have been killed in a collision between a tanker truck and a lorry in the West African country of Sierra Leone.