North Macedonia’s president to end state of emergency


Photo by Alexandros Michailidis /

President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski declared on Friday (June 12) a decision to lift the state of emergency in the country, introduced in March 18 over the coronavirus pandemic, SeeNews reports.

North Macedoniaʼs President Stevo Pendarovski at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on June 12, 2019. Photo by Alexandros Michailidis /

There is no need to declare a new state of emergency as sufficient economic measures have been introduced for the forthcoming period and medical supplies have been stockpiled, Pendarovski told a news conference streamed on the YouTube channel of the president’s office.

The number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases has been on the rise since the government started easing restriction measures in late May. However, that did not affect the president’s decision regarding the state of emergency, he said.

Speaking at a press conference on June 11, Health Minister Venko Filipce stated that the recommendations of the Infection Diseases Committee remain the same and all citizens must respect them.

“A long battle with the virus is ahead of us and we must learn to live with it. Let’s respect the measures based on three principles: wearing masks, keeping distance and hygiene,” Filpce said.

The country confirmed 164 new coronavirus cases on Friday, and by Monday evening (June 15), the total count was 4,157 infections (more than Hungary) and 193 deaths, latest Johns Hopkins University data shows. 


Sharp Rise in Energy Costs Putting Strain on Competitiveness Analysis

Sharp Rise in Energy Costs Putting Strain on Competitiveness

Parl't approves 2023 budget Parliament

Parl't approves 2023 budget

Danubius Hotels Appoints Group Director of Development Appointments

Danubius Hotels Appoints Group Director of Development

3 Downtown Districts Planning to Introduce 30 km/h Speed Lim... City

3 Downtown Districts Planning to Introduce 30 km/h Speed Lim...


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.