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Skopje – Citizens’ support for the EU membership has dropped and there is no good news on enlargement in the region. Economic integration should develop in parallel with the political. If these processes move separately, as some propose, we might have a certain economic growth but we’ll be governed by autocrats. The foundations have been set, the anti-West rhetoric is rising fast in media across the region and has a tendency to become dominant, if not already, whereas the area is backtracking in the field of democracy, said President Stevo Pendarovski in his remarks at an ambassadors’ roundtable “EU accession of the Western Balkans: a long (un)finished story – sustainability of the Macedonian foreign policy course” in Skopje on Thursday.

27 January 2022

Skopje – Citizens’ support for the EU membership has dropped and there is no good news on enlargement in the region. Economic integration should develop in parallel with the political. If these processes move separately, as some propose, we might have a certain economic growth but we’ll be governed by autocrats. The foundations have been set, the anti-West rhetoric is rising fast in media across the region and has a tendency to become dominant, if not already, whereas the area is backtracking in the field of democracy, said President Stevo Pendarovski in his remarks at an ambassadors’ roundtable “EU accession of the Western Balkans: a long (un)finished story – sustainability of the Macedonian foreign policy course” in Skopje on Thursday.

Skopje – North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski announced on Thursday he will pay an official visit to Bulgaria no later than one month. He is in discussion with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev, and the goal of the visit is to positively contribute to overcoming the dispute between the two countries.

Skopje – The start of accession negotiations with both North Macedonia and Albania remains EU’s main priority. The current focus is to reach agreement among member-states on the negotiating framework while Sofia and Skopje work in parallel to reach agreement on bilateral issues, EU Ambassador David Geer told ambassador’s roundtable “EU accession of the Western Balkans: a long (un)finished story – sustainability of the Macedonian foreign policy course” in Skopje on Thursday.

Skopje – Skopje-based Institute for Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Albanians, is organising Thursday an event to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day-January 27, which marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 by Soviet troops.

Belgrade — Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic will pay an official visit to Skopje, where he’ll meet with President Stevo Pendarovski and attend a St. Sava Day event marking Jan. 27, the Serbian holiday commemorating the patron saint, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and national hero of the Serbian people.

Skopje – Chief Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has received a death threat concerning a case, closed in December 2021. The death threat, written in both Macedonian and Albanian, was sent by “a terrorist organization fighting against and killing for injustice,” said the Public Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday.

Skopje — President Stevo Pendarovski has sent his best wishes to the members of the Serbian community in North Macedonia who are celebrating St. Sava Day, the Serbian holiday commemorating the patron saint, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and national hero of the Serbian people.

Skopje – Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi extended Thursday greetings to the members of the Serbian community in the Republic of North Macedonia on occasion of Saint Sava Day.

Skopje – Education Minister Jeton Shaqiri met Thursday with the Rector of the Skopje-based SS. Cyril and Methodius University Nikola Jankulovski and underscored that investing in quality education at all levels, including the higher education is the Ministry of Education and Science’s top priority.

Skopje — Due to the rising number of children getting infected with Covid-19 in North Macedonia, one of the largest private hospitals in the country is opening a children’s covid unit.

Berlin Germany saw a record number of coronavirus infections on Thursday, as the country marked two years since the first case of Covid-19 was detected.

Tel Aviv — Israel is ramping up its campaign to give people a fourth vaccination against the coronavirus, after the Health Ministry announced that the jab would be made available to more groups.

Washington Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s retirement provides President Joe Biden and Democrats a golden opportunity to move past recent setbacks and reengerize Black and progressive voters ahead of the midterms.

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took steps intended to phase out oil drilling in the city, moving to address the legacy of of environmental and health problems caused by an industry that helped create modern Southern California.

Formula One has confirmed two pre-season tests will take place in Barcelona and Bahrain ahead of the bumper 23-race calendar planned for 2022.

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