DAILY BRIEF Daily Brief: Stable security situation, MOI fines Zaev, Nikolovski and Filipce, VMRO-DPMNE with old-new cadre…

NEWS OF THE DAY: Pendarovski: Security situation stable, COVID-19 pandemic remains greatest challenge

“The security situation in the country and the region is stable and there are no indications that the territorial integrity could be threatened. The greatest crisis we are facing is the Covid-19 pandemic, which remains the most important challenge in the following months as well”, stated President Stevo Pendarovski after today’s meeting of the Security Council.

Pendarovski highlighted that the competent institutions are continuously monitoring all conditions that could potentially grow into a more serious security problem, including also a possible new wave of a migrant crisis. According to current assessments, developments in regards to the pandemic are not expected to have an influence on the overall security situation in the country.

STATEMENT OF THE DAY: Zaev-Geer: All areas need to be reformed, especially the rule of law

CIVIL ACTIVITIES:  The Greens are coming in Stip: Through education to strengthening public awareness on green values, social justice and anti-nationalism

CIVIL organized the workshop “The Greens are Coming” within the framework of the Green Caravan, dedicated to green values, social justice and antinationalism, which was held in the premises of the Municipality of Stip.

Representatives of the Municipality and Municipal Council, as well as representatives of civil society and the media took part in the workshop. The main topics and goals of Green CIVIL encouraged the participants to develop a discussion about the main activities that are being carried out in promoting and fostering green values, social justice and antinationalism, but also shared the main problems the citizens of Stip face at the local level in terms of the hygiene, workers’ rights, education and strengthening public awareness.



As of today, parents of children up to the age of six, persons on extended maternity leave and some of the chronically ill persons are returning to work.

VMRO-DPMNE, last night, held the first session of the new composition of their Executive Committee.

Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski participated in the 11-th International Scientific Video Conference on the topic “The Euro-Atlantic Values in the Balkan Countries”.

Minister of Labor and Social Policy Jagoda Sahpaska today met with US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes,  where the need for further close cooperation in the development and promotion of the Macedonian society was reaffirmed, especially in the area of inclusion and equality.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Political Systems and Inter-Community Relations, Artan Grubi, today met with the new Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in the country, David Geer.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi stated that probably this weekend we will be able to answer whether new borrowing is needed or not. The level of borrowing is not a problem in the country, but rather the problem from the past was whether and where those funds would go.

Student and high school dormitories will open, but will operate under special protocols and there will be a reduced number of students in the rooms.

The MOI fined Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Deputy Prime Minister Ljupco Nikolovski and  Minister Venko Filipce for traffic violation failure to wear a protective helmet.

А. Petrovska

Translation: N. Cvetkovska


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