Macedonia

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the BalkansPhoto: Martin Falbisoner

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the Balkans

“The Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives to the US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes a section calling for the Department of Defense to continue increasing “military-to-military cooperation and engagements” in the Western Balkans region. […]

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Sentenced to Jail for CorruptionPhoto: N1

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Sentenced to Jail for Corruption

“Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. A court in Skopje found he had unlawfully influenced officials over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof Mercedes Benz worth €600,000 (£525,000, $700,000) in 2012. It was the first of five cases […]

Macedonia to Reshuffle Governmentexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonia to Reshuffle Government

“The parliament yesterday received a proposal for new government ministers late in the afternoon. The Government’s reconstruction session is expected to take place by June 1, when it is the anniversary of the election of the current Government in the Republic of Macedonia, led by Prime Minister Zoran […]

Tsipras Rolling Dice on Name Negotiations?Photo: AP

Tsipras Rolling Dice on Name Negotiations?

” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is taking a big gamble in trying to settle a decades-old name dispute with neighboring Macedonia which could backfire in a pre-election year among voters already jaded by his economic austerity policies. With about 15 months until the next election is due, the […]

Montenegro and Macedonia Are Natural Regional AlliesPhoto: Vijesti/Assembly of Montenegro

Montenegro and Macedonia Are Natural Regional Allies

“Montenegro and Macedonia are natural regional partners, with good political relations and numerous opportunities for strengthening economic cooperation, it was estimated in the meeting of the President of the Assembly, Ivan Brajovic, with Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska. As announced by the Assembly, Brajovic stressed that Montenegro, […]

Merkel Calls Zaev and Tsipras…but to Talk About What?Photo: Government of Macedonia

Merkel Calls Zaev and Tsipras…but to Talk About What?

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked with the Prime Ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras. The topic and details of the talks have not been announced. Merkel’s press service confirmed to the German media that the chancellor had spoken to the two prime ministers, without giving […]

Macedonia and Serbia to Increase Cooperation on Minorities

Macedonia and Serbia to Increase Cooperation on Minorities

“The Minister Diaspora of the Republic of Macedonia, Edmond Ademi, met today with the Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republic of Serbia, Branko Ružić. As they say from Ademi’s cabinet, the two ministers opened more topical issues regarding the strengthening of the rights of […]

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished JobPhoto: Office of the President of Montenegro

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished Job

“Prime Minister Duško Marković has said, opening the Forum To Be Secure in Budva, that Montenegro is on the irreversible and stable path of future EU member, which we have long been pointing out for, but Balkans region is still ‘unfinished job,’ burdened with problems, therefore, by addressing open issues in the […]

Name Negotiations Continue in New York on Thursday and FridayPhoto: AP

Name Negotiations Continue in New York on Thursday and Friday

“The heads of diplomats of Macedonia and Greece will meet on Thursday and Friday with the United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz, which will be held in New York. (Macedonian) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced the proposal for talks at the meeting in Sofia after the leaders’ meeting suggesting […]