MIA Flash


24 January 2022

24 January 2022

Skopje – North Macedonia registered 718 new COVID-19 infections after 3,044 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, as well as 22 deaths and 1,244 recoveries, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Skopje North Macedonia and Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministers, Bujar Osmani and Teodora Genchovska respectively, held a meeting in Sofia on Monday, ahead of tomorrow’s joint session of the governments of the two countries.

Skopje – The VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition filed Monday draft-amendments to the Law on Government aimed at deleting the provisions for formation of an interim, so-called “Przhino Government” before elections. They expect the draft-amendments to be included in the agenda of a Parliament session on Wednesday, also urging for early elections.

Skopje – SDSM has said any amendments to the Law on Government should be aligned by the four major political parties in the Parliament, and there is time for this, because there will be no early elections but regular ones in 2024.

Skopje – DUI believes that any changes to the Law on Government and cancellation of the so-called Przhino government should be made in agreement among the major political parties. The party says that there is an agreement in principle for cancellation of the technical government, but the proposal should come after a consensus is reached for such a solution. There is time for such a consensus because there will be no early parliamentary elections until the regular ones in 2024.

Skopje – The Besa Movement says they support the draft-amendments to the Law on Government in order to delete the provisions before the elections to form a transitional government, otherwise known as ‘Przhino government’, submitted today by the VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition.

Skopje – Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Marichikj has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be joining the government delegation that left Monday for an official visit to Sofia.

Skopje — As of Monday midnight, the price of gasolines and diesel fuel is 2 denars per liter higher than last week, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Tetovo – The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office received the translated report from the investigation into the fire that burned down a Covid modular hospital in Tetovo prepared by the forensic investigators from the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Public Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday.

Sofia – North Macedonia’s government delegation led by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski has arrived in Sofia on Monday where it was welcomed with highest state honours.

Sofia – The Media Information Agency – MIA opened on Monday its press center in Sofia. North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski and Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov attended the opening event.

Sofia — Both North Macedonia and Bulgaria need to make progress on issues of interest to both countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani said in an interview with Bulgarian bTV ahead of today’s official visit of the delegation led by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski to Sofia, where the two countries’ governments will hold a session Tuesday.

Brussels – A number of NATO countries have decided to send more ships and aircraft to Eastern Europe in recent days, the military alliance said in a statement.

A gunman injured several people in an attack inside a lecture hall at Germany’s Heidelberg University on Monday, police said.

Julian Assange has won the first stage of his bid to appeal against the decision to extradite him to the United States to Britain’s Supreme Court.

The disappearance of two women’s rights activists in Afghanistan made for a tense backdrop as international talks with the Taliban got under way in Oslo on Monday.

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