Skopje – We all have to work hard in this process if we want to produce results. Everyone playing their role in this huge mosaic, our ranking on the list of world universities will improve, Education Minister Jeton Shaqiri tells MIA when asked to comment on the latest ranking of the Skopje University on the Shanghai list of world universities. Frequent studies have sounded the alarm showing young people don’t trust the education process, have no confidence in political parties all the while being faced with unemployment and inequality in access to education due to poverty.
Ohrid – Amendments to the law on trade regarding the provisions regulating Sunday as rest day have been sent to Parliament, under which shops will be allowed to open on Sundays in tourist destinations in the country, including Ohrid and Struga.
Skopje – A fire broke out on Saturday in a hotel located in Skopje’s old town leaving dozen injured. After the fire caught the reception desk and the kitchen of Bushi hotel, ten people were taken to the Skopje City Hospital and the clinic for toxicology, Milica Bubalo, head of the emergency department, told MIA yesterday.
Athens – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is kicking off a three-day tour with stops in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and expressing support for the region’s EU perspective, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Kiev – The Ukrainian General Staff reported a high number of Russian attacks in the east and south of country on Saturday, following the fall of the port city of Mariupol to Russian attacks.
Geneva – The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a series of measures against the further spread of monkeypox.