Macedonia

Hahn in DW Interview – 2025 is ambitious for Western Balkans to join EUPhoto: RFERL

Hahn in DW Interview – 2025 is ambitious for Western Balkans to join EU

“Tensions in the Western Balkans can only be overcome if all countries in the region join the European Union, says enlargement chief Johannes Hahn. The EU’s door should remain open for Turkey, he told DW. DW: Looking at the new progress reports for the Western Balkans, who are the […]

European Commission Recommends Macedonia, Albania, for EU Accession Talks

European Commission Recommends Macedonia, Albania, for EU Accession Talks

“The European Commission recommended that the European Union launches membership talks with Albania and Macedonia, as the French president ruled out any expansion of the bloc until it is reformed. EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said on April 17 that both Albanian and Macedonia ‘have done a lot […]

Macedonian Prime Minister – We deserve a clear recommendation from BrusselsPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonian Prime Minister – We deserve a clear recommendation from Brussels

“The Prime Minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev declared today that his country deserves a clear recommendation from the European Union for the launch of accession talks. ‘We have done what was required of us and Macedonia deserves a clear recommendation from Brussels. Once we obtain this recommendation, Macedonia […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Greek and Macedonian FMs Set Timeline, Still Difficult Issues Ahead; European Commission to Endorse Macedonia, Albania to Open EU Accession Talks;  Newly Appointed Peace Corps Director Visits Macedoniaexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Greek and Macedonian FMs Set Timeline, Still Difficult Issues Ahead; European Commission to Endorse Macedonia, Albania to Open EU Accession Talks; Newly Appointed Peace Corps Director Visits Macedonia

“For the first time we have discussed a time frame and the steps that should follow if a solution is reached, i.e. how it would look like and be implemented. This was a frank conversation, with great understanding of the needs of each other. The main challenge is […]

Kotzias in Macedonia for Name Negotiations on ThursdayPhoto: AP

Kotzias in Macedonia for Name Negotiations on Thursday

“Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias arrives in Ohrid this afternoon. It is envisaged that a working dinner will be held tonight with his host, the Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, while the official part of the meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. Talks in Ohrid tomorrow will be a continuation […]

RFE/RL: Macedonian Government Survives No-Confidence Vote in ParliamentPhoto: BalkanEU.com

RFE/RL: Macedonian Government Survives No-Confidence Vote in Parliament

“Macedonia’s government has survived a no-confidence motion initiated by the conservative opposition, which accused it of mishandling relations with neighboring countries while failing to control corruption or halt economic stagnation. In a vote just before midnight in Skopje on April 11, all 62 lawmakers from the left-led governing […]

United Macedonian Diaspora Appoints First Director in MacedoniaPhoto: UMD

United Macedonian Diaspora Appoints First Director in Macedonia

“The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has named Veronika Tomova as the first Macedonia Director. UMD Macedonia, the global advocacy organization’s second post following Washington, D.C., will be based in Skopje, Macedonia, and will focus on six countries – Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia. It was made possible through […]

Macedonian Ministry of Justice Catches FirePhoto: Sinisa Jakov Marusic

Macedonian Ministry of Justice Catches Fire

“The fire that erupted this afternoon in offices of the Ministry of Justice in the center of Skopje has been extinguished. There are no injuries, but it caused material damage which will be assessed. Zvonko Tomevski, commander of the Skopje Fire Brigade, said that three offices on the […]

Macedonian Parliament Faces Busy Week Working on ReformsPhoto: AP/Boris Grdanoski

Macedonian Parliament Faces Busy Week Working on Reforms

“Macedonian MPs in the coming days, after the Easter holidays, will be doing their utmost ahead of the release of the progress report for the country of the European Commission on April 17. Starting tomorrow, Macedonia has a busy agenda, both at home and abroad, to make sure it […]