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Skopje – The nationwide teachers’ strike continues this week after the Education, Science and Culture Workers’ Union rejected the government’s verbal offer of a 10-percent raise for teachers, who started striking April 11 for higher pay. In response, the government said striking teachers would not get paid except for their compulsory social insurance contributions.

18 April 2022

Skopje – The nationwide teachers’ strike continues this week after the Education, Science and Culture Workers’ Union rejected the government’s verbal offer of a 10-percent raise for teachers, who started striking April 11 for higher pay. In response, the government said striking teachers would not get paid except for their compulsory social insurance contributions.

Athens – Greece has extended the COVID-19 entry rules until May 1, 2022, which include travelers to Greece to present mandatory European COVID-19 certificates related to vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a laboratory rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival. The measure applies to all travelers, including those from North Macedonia, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.

Skopje – Historian Dragi Gjorgiev, co-chair of the North Macedonia – Bulgaria joint commission on historical and educational issues, says that the naming of Bulgarian cultural center in Bitola after Vancho Mihajlov, considered a controversial WWII figure, is nothing more than a planned provocation, which is also intended to send a message.

Skopje – The average household in the country has lost half a family member over the past 20 years, marking a reduction from 3.6 members in 2002 to 3.06 members in 2021. This is the trend in every municipality apart from Chair, Shuto Orizari and Chashka, which have marked a growth, and Saraj, Gradsko and Pehchevo, where there is stagnation.

Skopje – Nationwide delivery of Serbian sunflower oil is expected to start Monday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy told MIA.

Skopje – The Macedonian handball team qualified for the 28th IHF Men’s World Championship, after Sunday’s 27:25 rematch victory over the Czech Republic at the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena in Skopje.

Berlin – The Ukrainian military reported further Russian airstrikes on the city of Mariupol on Sunday, following the expiry of a Russian ultimatum for local fighters to surrender to the Russian forces besieging the city.

Beijing – Shanghai has reported the first three Covid-19 deaths in the recent outbreak in the eastern Chinese port city.

Tel Aviv – The recent violence at a site holy to both Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem now also threatens the stability of the Israeli government.

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