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18:00/January 17/2022

18:00/January 17/2022

Skopje – The prime ministers of North Macedonia and Bulgaria, Dimitar Kovachevski and Kiril Petkov, at their Tuesday’s meeting in Skopje will mainly discuss the economy, infrastructure, education, educational cooperation, innovation as well as support for the country’s EU integration process. This was confirmed Monday by PM Kovachevski speaking to members of the media after a meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski.

Skopje – Germany is serious about the EU perspective for all countries in the region. The EU keeps its word regarding North Macedonia. All preconditions for start of accession negotiations are met. Negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania should start, Germany will continue to actively advocate for it, German Minister of State for Europe, Anna Lührmann, told Monday’s joint press conference with Minister Bojan Marichikj.

Skopje – North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met Monday with Germany’s Minister of State for Europe and Climate, Anna Lührmann. “The visit comes very soon after she Minister Lührmann took over the office in the new German government led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and just a day after the new government was elected in our country, whose commitment remains the same – Euro-Atlantic continuity with a priority on European integration as a strategic interest of North Macedonia,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

Skopje – Minister Bojan Marichikj, who is to take over the office of Deputy PM for European Affairs in the new Government, said Tuesday’s visit by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov was a good sign and a good signal for opening a new process, because on both sides of the border there are new governments that need to be given a chance to draw the lessons learned so far from the process, and speed up efforts to resolve the outstanding issues.

Skopje – North Macedonia registered 766 new COVID-19 infections after 3,748 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, as well as 12 deaths and 486 recoveries, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Skopje – As the epidemiological situation has worsened in Bulgaria and across Europe, new travel rules for arrivals in the country, including citizens of North Macedonia, will take effect as of Jan. 19 in line with the latest decision by the Bulgarian Health Ministry.

Beijing – Confrontation in international politics will lead to catastrophe, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned in an address at the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday.

Melbourne – Novak Djokovic was still on his way to Belgrade from Australia when another obstacle was put in his path in the form of a tightening of regulations in France towards the unvaccinated.

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