19 April 2022
Sofia – Sofia should review its position towards Skopje, says Bulgarian MEP and European Parliament’s Rapporteur for North Macedonia, Ilhan Kyuchyuk. According to him, the European integration of North Macedonia and the other Balkan countries can only make Bulgaria and the whole region feel more secure, particularly amid a military conflict on the European continent.
Skopje – The government at its 39th session held via video conference on Monday discussed and approved the report on submitting a request to apply for the EU Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) intended to non-EU partner countries.
Skopje – A training on migrant smuggling and other forms of transnational crime was held on Tuesday, which is the final one in a series of eight trainings as part of the project “Support the national capacities in addressing migrant smuggling and other transnational organized crime in North Macedonia”, funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the country.
Skopje – The fire that broke out within the complex of Treska factory in Skopje did not cause serious air pollution, it was confirmed by data from surrounding measuring stations which haven’t shown any indication of surpassing air pollution parameters since April 13, the day before the fire, and today, said the Mayor of the Municipality of Centar, Goran Gerasimovski, after the Protection and Rescue Directorate held on Monday.
Skopje – The new Law on Payment Systems and Payment Services, which enters into force on Wednesday (April 20), is to enable liberalisation of financial market allowing entry of new payment service providers, new payment services and reduction of transaction costs. The application of the new payment services regulation will begin from 1 January 2023.
Skopje – The Macedonian Chambers of Commerce (SSK) has signed a cooperation memorandum with the China Foreign Trade Center (CFTC), which will enable increased export and promotion of export-oriented companies from North Macedonia in China, as well as an easier access for Chinese corporations to the country, as a center for entry to the European market.
London – Britain will reportedly soon send armored missile launchers to Ukraine after Russia started its full-scale offensive to take control of the country’s east.
Moscow/Berlin – Russia’s long-feared latest offensive in Ukraine’s east seems to be starting, the Ukrainian military said on Monday. “We are seeing signs of the start of the offensive in the eastern theatre of operations,” according to the country’s general staff.
Shanghai – China’s Health Minister Ma Xiaowei has urged the most populous country to stick to the zero-Covid strategy.
Berlin – Barcelona lost at home for the second time in five days as Lucas Perez struck to seal a surprise 1-0 victory for LaLiga strugglers Cadiz.