15 November 2021
Abu Dhabi – North Macedonia’s Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi is paying Nov. 15-17 his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Skopje – It’s encouraging that Bulgaria’s potential new government sees the need for a new approach. We have the spirit of good neighborliness, openness and desire to find solutions and move forward. If they share even half that sentiment, we might see a shift. A new approach will benefit both sides, Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska said on Monday after the final conference of the group for military integration of North Macedonia in NATO.
Skopje – Citizens as well as the media are waiting for us to confirm that we have secured the parliamentary majority that will ensure parliament’s functioning and normal course of the reform processes. Talks are underway, and I expect to be completed quickly and successfully, because there is much work to be done, Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska told reporters on Monday when asked to comment the latest political developments following the failed attempt of a no-confidence motion against the government to be passed in parliament.
Skopje – Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani took part in Brussels on Monday along with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi in the informal meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) member states.
Skopje – Kiril Petkov, co-president of We Continue the Change coalition that won the Bulgarian parliamentary elections, said in an interview for BNT that Bulgaria and North Macedonia should form work groups not only consisting of historians but also people from the spheres of business, culture and education.
Skopje – On Friday and Saturday, a total of 4,684 vaccine doses were administered in North Macedonia. Of these, 1,133 people received the first vaccine dose, 916 the second and 2,635 citizens got the third (booster) shot, the Ministry of Health said in a press release on Monday.
Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski met Monday with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) president Marko Bislimoski and discussed the stability of the Macedonian power system, the challenges ahead of us and the decree adopted by the government on declaring a state of energy crisis.
Skopje — The Macedonia Turkey Chamber of Commerce MATTO is convening a Macedonian–Turkish Business Forum featuring members of the Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry headquartered in Edirne, Turkey.
Skopje — As of Monday midnight, gasolines cost 1.5 denars per liter less than last week and diesel is 0.5 denars per liter more expensive than last week, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission.
Warsaw – Energy prices across most of Europe have surpassed EUR 200 per MWh, according to Energylive’s data at Sunday’s closing of European energy markets. The delivery deadline for the trades is Monday, Nov. 15.
Berlin — Three races in the next four weekends will determine whether Lewis Hamilton wins his eighth Formula One world title or Max Verstappen claims his first after the Briton produced a stunning victory in Sao Paulo on Sunday.