16 November 2021
Skopje – A joint declaration will be signed at a ceremony on Tuesday to officially conclude North Macedonia’s NATO military integration process.
Skopje — For four years in a row now, the Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC) of North Macedonia has been rated the number one regulator by the European Energy Community Secretariat. The country shares first place with Georgia and Montenegro in the Secretariat’s annual report for 2021, according to the ERC in a press release.
Skopje – Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met in Brussels with EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi and discussed North Macedonia’s European perspective, good neighbourly relations, regional initiatives and expectations regarding progress in the country’s EU integration ahead of key meetings in December.
Skopje — As of today, 815,523 citizens of North Macedonia have received at least one covid vaccine dose; 785,916 citizens have received two; and 56,349 citizens have received three, the Ministry of Health said in a press release Tuesday.
Skopje – General Philippe Lavigne, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, who is to attend signing ceremony of a joint declaration to officially conclude North Macedonia’s NATO military integration process on Tuesday, met with Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska and with Chief of Army Staff, Major General Vasko Gjurchinovski.
Sofia– Bulgaria has voted for changes and a more decisive battle against crime and corruption, but whether it’ll be enough to finally form a political government with a strong parliamentary majority to back it up remains to be seen.
Sofia – Commenting on Bulgarian-Macedonian relations, co-president of We Continue the Change coalition that won Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, said the entire process of good neighborly relations with North Macedonia should not be crushed or the country to join the EU only on the basis of one criteria – history.
Belgrade – Western Balkans countries are about to face some serious challenges, but we must show wisdom and maturity, which will reflect a vision and perspective for the region, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski in an interview with the Belgrade-based newspaper “Politika”.
Abu Dhabi – Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi met on Tuesday with his host in the UAE, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) of the United Arab Emirates, Saqr Ghobash, and stressed excellent friendly relations and stable policies between North Macedonia and the UAE, adding that bilateral cooperation should intensify at all levels, including parliamentary level.
Munich — Germany’s large southern state of Bavaria is imposing stricter coronavirus restrictions as infection figures soar in the region.