9 November 2021
Skopje – The Government decided Tuesday to declare a 30-day state of energy crisis at the request of the Commission monitoring the electricity supply within the Ministry of Economy.
Skopje – Following the working meeting held in Belgrade last week, Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov attended on Tuesday an online meeting within the Open Balkan initiative together with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Skopje – Alternativa MP Skender Rexhepi said Monday evening that if Alternativa sets on toppling the Government together with Levica, he would leave the party.
Athens – Former Greek Ambassador Alexandros Mallias told Greece’s SKAI TV on Tuesday that the current situation in North Macedonia is also a result of the failure of certain EU member states to give a green light for the start of accession negotiations, MIA reports from Athens.
Athens – Greek television stations, newspapers, and online media outlets in Greece have been closely following the latest developments in North Macedonia, from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s announced resignation last week to the motion of no confidence put forward by the VMRO-DPMNE party yesterday and the parliamentary confidence vote scheduled for Nov. 11, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Skopje – The State Election Commission (SEC) released Tuesday the final results of the local election runoff in the municipalities of Zhelino, Brvenica, Studenichani and Staro Nagorichane.
Skopje – North Macedonia registered 677 new COVID-19 infections after 3,317 tests were conducted in labs across the country in the past 24 hours. In the same time period, 13 deaths and 517 recoveries were registered, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
Skopje – Twenty-one children are receiving treatment for coronavirus symptoms at the Kozle Institute for Respiratory Diseases in Children in Skopje, according to the director of the hospital, Besnik Zeqiri.
Skopje – The Republic of North Macedonia has joined the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as its 35th full-fledged member at the Thessaloniki meetings held November 2-10.
Skopje – The Intergovernmental Joint Commission for the Protection of National Minorities between North Macedonia and Croatia held its fifth meeting on Tuesday in Skopje. The co-chairs of the meeting, the Deputy Foreign Minister Fatmire Isaki and State Secretary in the Central State Office for Croats Abroad Zvonko Milas, welcomed the constructive approach of both sides to the protection of national minorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
Skopje – According to the latest macroeconomic projections of North Macedonia’s National Bank, the Macedonian economy will recover with a growth of 3.9% in 2021 and also in 2022. Moderate acceleration is expected in the medium-term. Inflation is projected at 3.1% after a moderate upward correction has been made compared to the April projection. Inflation is expected at 2.4% next year.
Moscow – Russian energy producer Gazprom says it has begun filling storage tanks with gas destined for sale in the European market, which could take the edge off worries about shortages on the continent as winter draws near.
Vienna – Only a few European Union countries routinely log reports of anti-Semitic incidents, according to a study released on Tuesday, making it harder to combat the problem.
Geneva – The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that another challenge was looming in the effort to vaccinate the planet: a shortage of syringes.