Macedonia

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

EU Observer – “EU sets date for next wave of enlargement”

“The EU is preparing to pledge a 2025 deadline for the next wave of enlargement, but Balkans disputes could hold things back. ‘The Western Balkans partners now have a historic window of opportunity. For the first time, their accession perspective has a best-case timeframe,’ the commission is to […]

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”Photo: Shutterstock/Welcomia

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”

“The Bulgarian ambassador to the European Union says his country will work for reduced mobile-phone roaming charges between the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans that are not members of the bloc. Dimitar Tzantchev, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency from January through June, was […]

Greek PM optimistic for name talks with MacedoniaPhoto: Marcin Szala

Greek PM optimistic for name talks with Macedonia

“During a cabinet meeting on Monday, (Greek) Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said it would become clear over the next few days if real progress on the decades-old name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) was ‘feasible.’ Tsipras’s remarks appear to confirm reports there […]

“Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution”Photo: Balkan Green Energy News/Pixabay

“Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution”

“Macedonian authorities have made public transport temporarily free for all in the capital Skopje, as part of a batch of emergency measures to fight high air pollution levels. The government said Monday that pollution in Skopje was recorded at more than four times above safety levels and that […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM Zaev aims for name solution by July; “Greece orders Macedonian wiretap suspects’ extradition”; NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg to address Macedonian Parliament

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM Zaev aims for name solution by July; “Greece orders Macedonian wiretap suspects’ extradition”; NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg to address Macedonian Parliament

“Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that Skopje and Athens have a real chance of settling a decades-old dispute over the name Macedonia by July. ‘I believe it’s possible to find a solution by the end of the first semester of 2018,’ Zaev told Greece’s Alpha TV in an […]

“U.S. Has Ally in the Balkans” by Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran ZaevPhoto: BalkanEU.com

“U.S. Has Ally in the Balkans” by Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev

“By the end of 2017, the Republic of Macedonia had made significant steps toward renewing democracy, engaging in regional cooperation and advancing integration with the United States and Western Europe. This accomplishment is all the more impressive considering that at the beginning of the year, our small Balkan […]

Zaev Befriending Greek Mayor?Photo: BalkanEU.com

Zaev Befriending Greek Mayor?

“Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will go to Greece for the New Year’s holiday on the invitation of Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannia Boutaris. Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski confirmed this at today’s regular press briefing. “Prime Minister Zaev will go, but the visit will be in the form of a private […]