Skopje – According to Bulgaria’s explanations, they want to imitate Greece’s behavior toward North Macedonia over the past decades introducing preconditions for our accession to the European Union in order to protect the national interest, President Stevo Pendarovski has said.
Skopje – Wage raise policies will resume. Even in circumstances of a global crisis, the Government continues to work on increasing the average wage at a higher pace, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski told a Q&A session in Parliament on Thursday.
Skopje – United States President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate several new ambassadors, including Angela Price Aggeler as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of North Macedonia.
Skopje – The EU’s recommendations from the May 24 economic and financial dialogue with North Macedonia after the country submitted its 2022-24 Economic Reform Program to the European Commission include providing support from the national budget to mitigate the consequences of economic crisis; monitoring price hikes and maintaining medium-term price stability; and improving the business climate by continuing the digitization of public services and fighting the shadow economy, according to Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi at a news conference Thursday held together with EU Ambassador David Geer.
Skopje – North Macedonia recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases after 1,411 tests were performed in the past 24 hours, 77 patients recovered and no deaths were recorded, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
Sofia – Bulgaria’s failure to give the green light for the start of EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia will result in a slowdown of the region’s development, which will in no case benefit Sofia’s international image, Bulgarian Member of European Parliament (MEP) Ilhan Kyuchyuk told conference “Liberals on the Future of Europe – from Conference to EU Reform”, MIA reports from the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is the only one who can and who needs to convene a new session of the Bulgarian Consultative Council on National Security dedicated to North Macedonia as the issue is “controversial enough” for all parties to discuss it, according to the Bulgarian Parliament Deputy Speaker Kristian Vigenin.
Athens – Greece intends to lodge a complaint with the United Nations relating to Turkey’s violation of its sovereignty over numerous islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greek radio broadcaster ERT reported on Thursday, citing the Foreign Ministry in Athens.
Davos – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reiterated his conviction that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not win the war in Ukraine.