9 December 2021
Skopje – The joint Macedonian-Bulgarian commission on historical and educational issues will hold on Thursday and Friday the 16th meeting online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Skopje – Corruption impacts the social, political and economic development of entire nations. Both developed and underdeveloped countries are vulnerable to corruption, but it most affects those with weak democratic values, Deputy PM in charge of fight against crime and corruption, sustainable development and human resource Ljupcho Nikolovski posted on Facebook on December 9 – International Anti-Corruption Day.
Skopje – Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski shared a Facebook post on the International Anti-Corruption Day 2021 – December 9. “Today, when we mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, and having adopted an Anti-Corruption Plan which abounds with measures we are already implementing as institutions, having the office of the Deputy PM for the fight against corruption as the main point of connection of all anti-corruption institutions, we can rightly say that – by putting the fight against corruption among the top priorities of this Government, we have shown that it is not just a way of good governance,” reads Spasovski’s post.
Skopje – Uncertainty in the economy remains in Q4 2021 due to the current pandemic wave, a slowdown in the immunization rate and the emergence of new virus variants, as well as pressure from rising food and energy prices expected throughout next year, according to latest macroeconomic report by Finance Think.
Skopje – On International Anti-Corruption Day, the Judicial Council urges citizens to report cases of corruption. Citizens and institutions must cooperate in order to achieve the goal of uncorrupt judiciary, the Judicial Council said in a press release on Thursday.
Skopje — As part of the work of its newly formed Council for Promoting Higher Education and Strategic Research, the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia is launching Thursday two six-month training courses: a business leadership training program for middle managers and a small and medium enterprises development training program for SME executives.
Skopje — The Croatian Phonographic Association HDU [Hrvatska diskografska udruga] has awarded its highest prize, the Multi-Platinum Award, to Macedonian guitarist and singer-songwriter Vlatko Stefanovski for his music achievements.
Geneva/Copenhagen/London — The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in at least 57 countries, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, calling on governments to take action sooner rather than later.
Paris – Germany will continue to oppose French plans to categorize electricity generated by nuclear power as “green energy,” Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in Paris on Thursday, on her first visit to the French capital since taking office.
Wellington – Covid-19 is the worst crisis the United Nations Children’s agency (UNICEF) has seen in its 75-year history, the agency said in a report released Thursday. UNICEF said Covid-19 is challenging decades of progress on key childhood challenges including poverty, access to education, nutrition and mental well-being.