Macedonia

Macedonian President Ivanov – Language Law is Threat to Unity of State

Macedonian President Ivanov – Language Law is Threat to Unity of State

“The Language Law does not represent a threat to the Macedonian language. It represents a threat to the unity of the state, President Gjorge Ivanov. ‘This bill violates largest law of the state, and that is the Constitution. When you break the big laws, you do not receive any freedom or […]

Macedonia’s New State Prosecutor – Ljubomir JoveskiPhoto: Meta.mk

Macedonia’s New State Prosecutor – Ljubomir Joveski

“With the support of 61 MPs, Ljubomir Joveski stands as the public prosecutor. After two unsuccessful attempts to vote, MPs from the ruling majority gathered quorum and voted for the new public prosecutor. After being elected, Joveski promised that the institution will be managed professionally, in defiance of any type […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Yee – “Excellent Opportunity to Solve Name Issue in 2018”; Zaev – Macedonia isn’t sole heir of Alexander the Great; Main Opposition Party Appoints New Leader

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Yee – “Excellent Opportunity to Solve Name Issue in 2018”; Zaev – Macedonia isn’t sole heir of Alexander the Great; Main Opposition Party Appoints New Leader

“Skopje and Athens have an excellent opportunity to resolve the name dispute in 2018, told US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee to the Greek news agency, AMNA.He believes that after the local elections, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has a clear mandate from the people to […]

Macedonian Opposition to Block Borders?Photo: Marcin Szala

Macedonian Opposition to Block Borders?

“Macedonia’s main opposition party has announced it will hold daily blockades of border crossings this week to protest the recent arrests of more than two dozen people for their alleged involvement in the violent storming of parliament following the election of a new speaker. Police said VMRO-DPMNE party […]

Dimitrov Emphasizes Consensus for Name… Referendum Looming?Photo: EWB

Dimitrov Emphasizes Consensus for Name… Referendum Looming?

“It is necessary to build a national consensus over the name issue and many of those elements of national consensus are not clear right now, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said Tuesday. ‘We are working intensively on building a consensus, which should include citizens, political factors, institutions, all. The process […]

Mogherini Hosts “Western Balkan Six” PMs – High Goals for 2018Photo: Twitter

Mogherini Hosts “Western Balkan Six” PMs – High Goals for 2018

“Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted tonight an informal gathering with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans to discuss the situation in the region and in particular the opportunities to advance the region’s European Union integration in 2018. Prime Minister of Albania Edi […]

Macedonia Name Talks to Resume in January

“The negotiations on the name dispute will continue after the New Year and Christmas holidays, and in the meantime no developments are expected, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov at a joint press conference with Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó. “The next meeting has been arranged after […]

Hungary Strongly Backs MAK for EU and NATO AccessionPhoto: Twitter

Hungary Strongly Backs MAK for EU and NATO Accession

“The next NATO summit is unthinkable without the prospect of enlargement, and we want the EU to set a date in February about starting the negotiations with Macedonia, said today the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó in Skopje during the joint press conference […]