Macedonia

Johannes Hahn receives Mr Zoran ZaevPhoto: ec.europa.eu

Macedonia Receives Boost for EU Accession in Brussels

“The European Commission has said it would restore full-throated support for Macedonia to start accession talks if it kept up reform. Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn delivered the message after meeting Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Brussels on Wednesday (6 December). Hahn said […]

Three MPs Arrested, More VMRO-DPMNE Protests in SkopjePhoto: N1

Three MPs Arrested, More VMRO-DPMNE Protests in Skopje

“Hundreds of VMRO-DPMNE’s members and sympathizers protested this evening in front of the Ministry of Justice demanding freedom and amnesty for the people in detention for the violent attacks at the Parliament of the 27th of April. Among the people taken in detention are the MPs Krsto Mukoski, […]

Zaev Aims for 2018 EU TalksPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Zaev Aims for 2018 EU Talks

“President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioners Federica Mogherini and Hahn will once again confirm our partnership on the way to fulfilling the strategic goal of the Republic of Macedonia to join the EU, wrote Prime Minister Zoran Zaev his Facebook […]

VMRO-DPMNE Protest in Skopjeexploringmacedonia.com

VMRO-DPMNE Protest in Skopje

“VMRO-DPMNE held another protest in support of their officials who are accused of terrorist threats to constitutional order during the events of April 27. They want them to be released since they are a target of political persecution. ‘Those who took weapons in their hands and killed innocent people […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Gruevski Urges National Reconciliation on Eve of Resignation; Zaev to Meet Juncker, Mogherini, Hanh in Brussels; Michigan Consular General in Heartfelt GoodbyePhoto: Rašo

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Gruevski Urges National Reconciliation on Eve of Resignation; Zaev to Meet Juncker, Mogherini, Hanh in Brussels; Michigan Consular General in Heartfelt Goodbye

“From a makeshift platform in front of the government building, resigned leader Nikola Gruevski urged national reconciliation. ‘Injustice‘ was the most frequently used word in his 40 minute speech where he and protesters criticized government decisions including Zaev’s appointments and how studies borrowings are being dispersed. The detainees (of the […]

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?Photo: Atlantic Council

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?

What a busy day it was for us at Balkan Insider at the Atlantic Council event “A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty.” We live tweeted the event from our Twitter, @Balkan_Insider and now we are here to compile a list of local […]

FM Dimitrov Holds Meeting with Sec of State TillersonPhoto: Twitter

FM Dimitrov Holds Meeting with Sec of State Tillerson

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday. This is the first time since 2008 that a US Secretary of State has hosted a Foreign Minister of Macedonia. Details of the meeting have not yet been released. (US Department of […]

Tillerson Talks Balkans: “Bloodlines should no longer be battle lines”Photo: cnn.com

Tillerson Talks Balkans: “Bloodlines should no longer be battle lines”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the Balkans in his address on Tuesday at the Wilson Center. He spoke about US support for Croatia’s Krk Island Project, and further spoke about continued US support to the Balkans. “The United States recognizes the fragility of the Balkans and […]

Over 30 Arrested in Macedonian Parliament AttacksPhoto: Mirror/EPA

Over 30 Arrested in Macedonian Parliament Attacks

“Macedonian police say they have detained dozens of people — including a former interior minister, former police officials, and conservative opposition lawmakers — over violence at the parliament building in April. The public prosecutor’s office says it issued an order early on November 28 for 36 people to […]

Ministers of Foreign Affairs Descend on Washington, DCPhoto: Atlantic Council

Ministers of Foreign Affairs Descend on Washington, DC

While Balkan Prime Ministers are in Budapest, the Atlantic Council’s event on Wednesday, A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty will see Balkan Foreign Ministers descend on Washington, D.C. for the one day event. The following Ministers of Foreign Affairs are confirmed and […]