7 May 2022
Skopje – North Macedonia hosts this weekend Swift Response 22, a complex military exercise that includes 4,600 troops from eight countries, including North Macedonia, the Unites States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. Taking place at the Krivolak Training Area, it is considered the largest exercise to have taken place in the country.
Skopje – Perhaps this is the only and last chance to save the relations between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, because in the future the Government will have less and less political energy, and the whole society too, to commit to an issue that consumes political energy, and of course it also consumes citizens in these continuous cycles of hope and frustration, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told a press conference on Saturday.
Skopje – Given the excellent cooperation with the United States and the continued strong support, as well as the numerous initiatives in all social sectors, we believe the time is ripe to step up relations to a new level, which is to translate the statement of strategic partnership with the United States into a process of strategic dialogue, i.e. a focused process of implementation, prioritization, and monitoring, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told Saturday’s press conference.
Skopje – The European Movement in the country in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union are organizing on Saturday a traditionally held hike to Vodno Mountain on the occasion of May 7 – European Flag Day.
Delchevo – The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is observing on Saturday Macedonian Police Day – May 7 with a ceremony in Delchevo.
Skopje – Citizens’ trust in the state is trust in its institutions. Security and safety are a top priority of every country and every individual, President Stevo Pendarovski said in a message on Macedonian Police Day – May 7.
Skopje – The new threats brought about by the corona crisis have shown that the banking sector in the region and in the country is resilient to shocks and has the capacity to respond to challenges that may arise from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. To protect economies and financial systems, it’s important that monetary policy gradually returns to normal, said National Bank Governor Anita Angelovska-Bezhoska, who is participating in the annual meeting of regional central bank governors taking place in Rovinj, Croatia.
Moscow – President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes that Ukrainian soldiers holed up at Asovstal steel works can be saved.
New York – More than two months after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the UN Security Council has for the first time agreed on a joint statement.
Colombo – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency, giving wider powers to the military amid increasing demonstrations against the government, a spokesman for the president’s office said on Friday.