23 July 2021
Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski will present Orders of Merit to author Goran Stefanovski, singer and actor Zafir Hadzhimanov, professor Remzi Nesimi, and Alkaloid CEO and Handball Federation President Zhivko Mukaetov on Friday.
Skopje – Alliance in NATO strengthens defense ties between North Macedonia and Portugal, agreed countries’ defense ministers Radmila Shekerinska and João Gomes Cravinho in Lisbon on Thursday.
Skopje – The police busted an international drug trafficking ring on Thursday, arresting five people from Gevgelija, Valandovo and Struga, including two former MoI employees, after seizing marijuana worth about EUR 150,000.
Skopje – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will address Friday an event on occasion of the launch of construction works on a dam at Otinja river in Shtip.
Skopje — The water levels of the country’s greatest three natural lakes are slightly lower than on Thursday, according to the latest measurements by the National Hydrometeorological Service.
Skopje — As part of the 61st Ohrid Summer festival programming, Germany-based Macedonian pianist Darko Kostovski will give a concert at Ohrid’s St. Sophia church at 9 pm.
Ohrid – Discussion on the status of the Ohrid region is expected to be on the agenda of the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Chinese city of Fuzhou on Friday.
Strumica — The national folk dance ensemble Tanec will perform at the plateau in front of Strumica’s Anton Panov Cultural Center this evening as part of its new season titled “Coming Back.” The entire season’s programming was conceived to celebrate Blazhe Koneski’s birth centenary as well as new beginnings after the global health crisis.
Sofia – Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev opened consultations Friday with the parties in the newly elected Bulgarian Parliament ahead of presenting a mandate for the formation of a government. He started with There Is Such a People (TISP) whose 65 MPs make up the biggest group in Parliament. On the back of the start of talks, the formerly ruling GERB party, which now is the second biggest in Parliament, announced at a news briefing that they were not going to meet with the President.
Washington — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions against the besieged Cuban government for its violent crackdown on demonstrators.
New York — More Americans are now getting vaccinated against the coronavirus in the areas worst hit by the virulent Delta variant, a potentially hopeful sign as cases continue to soar, public health experts said Thursday.
Tokyo — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has addressed the athletes taking part in the Tokyo Olympics ahead of the official start of the Games.
Tokyo — World number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday expressed big admiration for Steffi Graf before continuing his bid to match the former German great with a golden slam at the Tokyo Olympics.
Beijing — Venice and Budapest narrowly escaped being classified as World Heritage sites in danger on Thursday after UNESCO refrained from placing the two leading European tourist attractions on its list of endangered cultural and natural sites at its meeting in China.