The Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia at today’s regular 120th session paid tribute to the victims of tragic car accident in Bulgaria, expressed condolences to their families and decided to declare three days of mourning throughout the country, Sloboden Pecat writes.
Today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, ie from November 23 to November 25 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) are declared days of mourning, and during the days of mourning the flag of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, as well as the diplomatic missions of the country in abroad, will be highlighted at half-mast. All public events are postponed, and the media should adjust their content accordingly to the declared three-day mourning.
Today, the Government adopted a conclusion on the recommendations of the Commission for Infectious Diseases for new measures for protection and prevention of the spread of KOVID-19 and for encouraging vaccination, to make decisions at the next session.
At today’s session, the Government adopted a Decision on determining the status of a strategic investment project of the Company for production of electricity “OSTRO SOLAR” – Skopje.
It is an investment for the construction of “Solar Park Stipion” worth 270 million euros, which through this company will be realized by “Akuo Energy Sas Paris” (Akuo Energy Sas Paris) from France, with a capacity for electricity production from 350 to 400 megawatt hours.
Today, the Government adopted the Program for support for printing and distribution of print media for 2021 for support for printing and distribution of print media in order to protect pluralism in the field of media.
The program for the support for printing and distribution of the print media envisages support for printing and distribution of print media that are published in Macedonian in the amount of up to 50% for the incurred printing costs and up to 50% for the costs of distribution, and the print media issued in the languages of the ethnic communities in the amount of not less than 50%, but not more than 70% for the incurred printing costs and in the amount of not less than 50% but not more than 70% for the distribution costs, according to the submitted invoices for calendar 2020.
The public call for realization of the Program for support of printing and distribution of print media for 2021 will be announced within three days from the day of entry into force of this program with publication in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Northern Macedonia”.
At today’s session, the Government reviewed and adopted the Information on payment of pensions for November 2021, and instructed the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund to submit the data on pensions to commercial banks no later than November 25.11.2021, 26.11.2021, on the basis of which commercial banks will be able to ensure that pensioners can dispose of November pensions through the network of ATMs and the trade network from XNUMX.
It is recommended to the commercial banks through the branches and branches of the banks to provide cash payment of pensions for the clients who do not use cards, in four groups according to the following schedule composed according to the amount of the pension:
– For pensions up to 11.000 denars, the payment to be made on 26.11.2021 (Friday);
– For pensions in the amount of 11.001-14.000 denars, the payment to be made on 29.11.2021 (Monday);
– For pensions in the amount of 14.001-18.000 denars, the payment to be made on 30.11.2021 (Tuesday); and
– For pensions in the amount of over 18.001 denars, payment should be made on 01.12.2021 (Wednesday).
Today, the Government reviewed and adopted the Report on the completed negotiations and the conclusion of the Agreement between the Republic of Northern Macedonia and the European Union on Northern Macedonia’s participation in Creative Europe (2021-2027) and appointed the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Northern Macedonia to the European Union in Brussels. , Agneza Rusi – Popovska to sign the Agreement.
According to this agreement, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, through the Ministry of Culture, will participate in this program with a total amount of 1,14 million euros, distributed over seven years, thus gaining access to the budget of the Creative Europe Program (2021-2027) which is 2.44 billion euros.
The program recognizes cultural diversity as a top priority to address the challenges facing the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors today, and its priorities are protection, development and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage, as well as strengthening competitiveness. and the economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors and the audiovisual sector.