Skopje – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday had an online meeting involving preparations for the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation, organized together with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić.
Skopje – Front 21/42, an association of eco-activists, has sent a letter to the World Heritage Committee, signed by 18 Macedonian and 15 Albanian organizations, calling on the UNESCO body to inscribe the Ohrid region on the list of world heritage sites in danger.
Skopje – Vlatko Stefanovski Trio will open Bitola’s 15th Lokum Fest festival of Balkan ethno-fusion music with a concert at Heraclea Lyncestis ancient theater at 9 pm. The festival will run through July 24, including performances by Dautovski Duo and the Ilinden folk dance ensemble.
Athens – Greece has extended the COVID-19 entry rules for another week, which include travelers to provide mandatory vaccination certificate, negative PCR test results or proof that they’ve previously had COVID-19, and to fill out online the PLF (Passenger Locator Form), MIA’s Athens correspondent reported on Thursday.
Zagreb – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Thursday that the past week saw a marked increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, and he called for caution, adding that restrictions were being introduced in the Adriatic region.
Beijing – China has strongly rejected plans by the World Health Organization (WHO) to take a closer look at a laboratory in the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan in the search for the origin of the coronavirus.
Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the population to step up vaccination efforts in view of rising infection figures.