27 August 2021
Skopje — Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is traveling to Münster, Germany, to receive on Saturday the 2020 International Peace of Westphalia Prize he was awarded together with former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for the landmark Prespa Agreement that solved the Macedonian name dispute.
Skopje — The Commission for Infectious Diseases has accepted the request of the Tetovo Crisis Headquarters to start the 2021-22 school year in regional high schools online, due to the surge of new Covid-19 cases in the Polog region. Elementary schools will reopen, however, on Sept. 1.
Skopje – 17,020 people tested positive for COVID-19 in North Macedonia in the period August 6-26. Of them, 2,924 or 17% were fully vaccinated, shows Ministry of Health’s latest analysis.
Skopje – The leaders of VMRO-DPMNE, Alliance for Albanians and Alternativa, Hristijan Mickoski, Zijadin Sela and Afrim Gashi reached an agreement on Friday for their parties to cooperate at upcoming local elections, set to take place in October.
Ohrid — North Macedonia is Slovenia’s friend. North Macedonia’s place is in the European Union, so Slovenia will do everything in its power to help it become a full member of the EU as soon as possible. You have the full support of Slovenia. We will do our best to make our Bulgarian friends understand it is also in their interest for North Macedonia to become an EU member, said Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Matej Tonin, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, at a press conference in Ohrid with his counterpart Radmila Shekerinska on Friday.
Tetovo – The epidemiological situation will be the basis for measures in the upcoming months when the census and local elections are set to take place, but if protocols are observed there will be no issues, Minister of Health Venko Filipche told reporters in Tetovo on Friday.
Struga — The traditional reading of Konstantin Miladinov’s “Longing for the South” ahead of lighting the festival fire marked the beginning of the 60th Struga Poetry Evenings international festival at Struga’s Drim Hotel on Thursday night.
Belgrade – As of Aug. 26, the total number of people vaccinated at the Vranje Sports Arena is 83,905, including people from Serbia, North Macedonia and other countries, MIA’s Belgrade correspondent reports citing figures released by the Vranje Health Center.
Sofia — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Friday presented the third exploratory government-forming mandate to the BSP for Bulgaria, which is the third largest parliamentary group in the 46th National Assembly. It is the last chance for this Parliament to try to form a government after the biggest and second biggest groups, There Is Such a People (TISP) and GERB, were unable or unwilling to do that.
Copenhagen — From now on, Denmark will no longer define Covid-19 as a disease that threatens society, according to Health Minister Magnus Heunicke, who declared on Friday that the pandemic was now under control.
Wellington — New Zealand will extend its nationwide lockdown for another four days as it battles a Covid-19 outbreak.
Washington — The US will respond to the terror attack on Kabul airport with “force and precision” at a moment of their choosing, US President Joe Biden says.
Islamabad — Authorities in Pakistan’s capital have asked hotels not to accept local guests for the next three weeks to accommodate thousands of people expected to be evacuated from Afghanistan.