Tsipras and Zaev receive German 'Peace of Westphalia' Award

The two former heads of government Alexis Tsipras (Greece) and Zoran Zaev (Macedonia) receive the International Peace of Westphalia Award.

Ex-Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev have made a difference in the 'name dispute over Macedonia' over stability in the entire region of the Balkans. This was the reason given on Wednesday by the Economic Society for Westphalia and Lippe (WWL), located in Germany. The WWL awards the prize as a founder every two years.
The chairman of the Economic Society for Westphalia and Lippe, Dr. Reinhard Zinkann, quoting the reason given by the international jury when he revealed the secret of this year's award winners early on Wednesday evening: “By agreeing on the decades-long conflict over the name of Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev have achieved a feat of diplomacy, which is very significant contribution for stability in the entire region of the Balkans ”.
"Both heads of government at the time, but especially the  (for…

Informations for Macedonians abroad regarding Parliamentary elections in April

The Macedonian State Election Commission (SEC) has issued a public call for applications and insights into the electoral roll for Macedonians living abroad for the early general election in April.
The call informs Macedonian citizens living abroad that early elections will take place in Macedonia on April 12th. However, the vote for Macedonians abroad will take place in Macedonia's diplomatic missions or consular offices a day earlier on April 11th.

Coronavirus not affecting tourism in Macedonia so far

Macedonian tourism will not be significantly affected by the negative effect of the coronavirus. About 7,000-10,000 Chinese tourists annually visit Macedonia, most often as part of regional tours, a relatively small number that has no major impact on the sector, says Agency for Tourism Promotion and Support director Ljupco Janevski.

U16: Macedonia wins two games against Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Macedonian U16 national team had a successful visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina considering the fact that they won both friendly games against the home team.

Macedonia’s parliament dissolves - early elections on April 12th

The Members of Macedonia's parliament voted on Sunday evening to dissolve the assembly - a decision that opens the way to early elections set for April 12th.

The motion for dissolution was backed by 108 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament, according to a video file of the session posted by parliament speaker Talat Xhaferi on his Facebook page.

One Macedonian on board of 'Diamond Princess' infected with Corona Virus

One of the three Macedonians that are quarantined on board of “Diamond Princess” ship that is anchored at the port in Yokohama has a corona virus (COVID-19), announced today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). After this case was confirmed, he was hospitalized in a hospital in Japan. The Macedonian Embassy in Tokyo has contacted the aforementioned Macedonian citizen.

The Macedonian Ministry of Health inform that the Japanese institutions are continuing to implement tests on persons that are on board of the quarantined ship.
The travelers on board of the “Diamond Princess” ship are under quarantine since the 4th of February. The ship counts over 3.500 passengers and crew members, who aren’t alloewed to leave the ship. According to the last information so far 218 persons were confirmed to have been infected with a corona virus on this ship.

Macedonian Government to ban protests with new law on public gatherings

The Macedonian Government and the Ministry of Interior are trying to silence the citizens and their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful gatherings and expression of opinion through organizing public protests and rallies. A few days ago, a scandalous proposal for amendments to the Law on Public Rallies arrived at the Parliament, which suggest illogical and almost impossible conditions for the citizens and the organizers of public rallies and protests, Kurir reports.
According to Kurir, the Government and the Ministry of Interior, through these amendments, further restrict the right to public gatherings and protests, limit the time they would be held, but also increase the number of citizens required to organize such gatherings.
Namely, the most illogical and scandalous change is that the government foresees and forbids organizing public gatherings in front of and around the buildings of the state government, or in front of any state institution.

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