Macedonia

Day 1: Zaev, Delegation in SloveniaPhoto: vlada.mk

Day 1: Zaev, Delegation in Slovenia

“After the playing of national anthems and the parade of honor guard, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Miro Cerar and  Prime Minister (Zoran) Zaev conducted a tete-a-tete meeting. Ministers in the government (of Macedonia) and ministers from the host Slovenian government held bilateral meetings, followed by a plenary […]

11 Police Fired from Parliament ProtestsPhoto: Boris Grdanoski / AP

11 Police Fired from Parliament Protests

“Eleven police officers who acted unprofessionally during the violence in the Parliament on April 27 have been fired, confirmed the Interior Ministry. According to unofficial information from the Interior Ministry, disciplinary proceedings are being conducted against other officers. Most of those laid off are employed in the Sixth […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Haradinaj Still has Interpol Red Warrant, Gov’t to Finance Kumanovo Militants’ Families, 2 Month Deadline for Border Demarcation, IMF: Economic Model UnsustainablePhoto: Kosovadiaspora.com

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Haradinaj Still has Interpol Red Warrant, Gov’t to Finance Kumanovo Militants’ Families, 2 Month Deadline for Border Demarcation, IMF: Economic Model Unsustainable

“Kosovo accused Serbia of undermining a European Union-sponsored dialogue between the two countries by refusing to withdraw an international arrest warrant for Kosovo’s prime minister. Tensions between the states heightened early this year after Ramush Haradinaj, a former Kosovar guerilla leader who in September took over as prime […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Zaev  in Official Visit to Slovenia, Moscow’s Reaction to MAK in NATOexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Zaev in Official Visit to Slovenia, Moscow’s Reaction to MAK in NATO

“Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, will head the government delegation in an official visit to Slovenia (on Monday and Tuesday). The delegation will consist of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Oliver Spasovski, Minsiter of Economy Kreshnik Bektesi, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Agriculture Ljupco Nikolovski, Minister […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: FM Darmanvic in Skopje: Relations Excellent, Deported to MNE After 30 Years in America, Orthodox Church Calls for Releasing Coup SuspectsVolodymyr/123RF/Budva

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: FM Darmanvic in Skopje: Relations Excellent, Deported to MNE After 30 Years in America, Orthodox Church Calls for Releasing Coup Suspects

“‘There are no outstanding issues between Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia. Relations between the two countries are an example of excellent cooperation in the region,’ Foreign Minister of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic and his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov agreed at today’s meeting in Skopje. Darmanovic pointed out that […]

Serbian & Macedonian Caucus Co-chairs Poe (R-TX), Trott (R-MI) Set to RetirePhoto: Martin Falbisoner

Serbian & Macedonian Caucus Co-chairs Poe (R-TX), Trott (R-MI) Set to Retire

Serbian Caucus Co-chair Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) has announced he will retire when his term finishes in 2018. He has been a Congressman from Texas since 2005. The Congressman visited Serbia last month where he met with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, President Ana Brnabic, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica […]

US Gov’t Accountability Office to Visit MAKexploringmacedonia.com

US Gov’t Accountability Office to Visit MAK

“Analysts from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will be visiting Macedonia in order to conduct fieldwork related to GAO’s review of U.S. democracy assistance to Macedonia, announced the US Embassy in Macedonia. “GAO is conducting this work at the request of Representative Chris Smith, Chairman, Subcommittee on […]

Ex Secret Police Chief Sentenced to 18 Months in JailRFERL

Ex Secret Police Chief Sentenced to 18 Months in Jail

“A senior official of Macedonia’s secret police was sentenced to 18 months in prison for destroying evidence that could have helped identify who was behind a wiretapping scandal that brought down a previous government. Goran Grujevski, who ran the secret police department conducting the wiretapping operations, was found […]

US Amb Baily Statement at Countering Violent Extremism Exercise (Skopje)US Embassy Skopje

US Amb Baily Statement at Countering Violent Extremism Exercise (Skopje)

US Ambassador Jess L. Baily has given remarks at the three-day Countering Violent Extremism tabletop exercise in Skopje. “Macedonia has been – and continues to be – a strong, reliable partner in the fight against terrorism and the spread of violent extremism.  We will continue to work together, to […]

Will Macedonia Change Its Name?JetSettingFools

Will Macedonia Change Its Name?

Talks of Macedonia changing its name has come up in the news again with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stating, “When it comes to the part of Aegean Macedonia (northern Greece) say this is part of Europe, to keep around these things and words that we use. But what’s […]