Macedonia

Macedonian PM Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption CasePhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonian PM Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Case

“Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has pleaded not guilty as his trial on a bribe-taking charge got under way. Zaev told Skopje’s criminal court on March 6 that the accusation aimed at preventing his political activity while he was in the opposition. Prosecutors charge Zaev with demanding a […]

Macedonian Law on Languages to Be Discussed on Tuesday in Parliament?Photo: Marcin Szala

Macedonian Law on Languages to Be Discussed on Tuesday in Parliament?

“It is still unclear whether over 35,000 amendments submitted by the opposition on the Law on Languages ​​will come to the parliament tomorrow or in the coming days, and how this situation will be overcome. It could potentially block the Parliament. Officially from the cabinet of the President […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: #WeAreMacedonia Hold Rallies from Washington to Skopje to Australia Against Name Change; Alexander the Great Highway Changes Name; Osmani – EU and NATO are Key to Macedonian and Regional StabilityPhoto: Twitter

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: #WeAreMacedonia Hold Rallies from Washington to Skopje to Australia Against Name Change; Alexander the Great Highway Changes Name; Osmani – EU and NATO are Key to Macedonian and Regional Stability

“Thousands of flag-waving protestors in the Macedonian capital on Sunday chanted ‘We are Macedonians’ at a rally to protest a possible change to the name of the former Yugoslav republic to comply with a demand by Greece. The protestors organized by the We are Macedonia movement gathered under […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM of Montenegro, Macedonia Agree on Airline Route; Montenegrin FM Hosts EU Member AmbassadorsPhoto: Vijesti/Boris Pejovic

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM of Montenegro, Macedonia Agree on Airline Route; Montenegrin FM Hosts EU Member Ambassadors

“The Prime Ministers of Montenegro and Macedonia, Dusko Markovic and Zoran Zaev, agreed on concrete steps for the establishment of the Skopje-Podgorica-Sarajevo airline. At the Western Balkan summit in Sofia, Markovic agreed on concrete steps in the implementation of a joint Montenegrin-Macedonian-Bosnian-Herzegovinian initiative on the establishment of the […]

Macedonians Protest in Skopje Against Name ChangePhoto: MIA/RFERL

Macedonians Protest in Skopje Against Name Change

“Several thousand Macedonians have taken to the streets in the capital, Skopje, to protest against a possible change of their country’s name, as required by Greece to end a long-running dispute. Defying freezing temperatures and snow on February 27, the protesters, organized by a network of several civic […]

Macedonian PM – Constitution Change is Not a Final GuaranteePhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonian PM – Constitution Change is Not a Final Guarantee

“Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in an interview with the Financial Times, assessed that Macedonia and Greece are coming to a solution to the name dispute, and that this issue could be closed before the NATO summit in Brussels in July, this year. ‘I’m an optimist. It’s very difficult, […]

Macedonian PM Puts Forward Four Options for Nameexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonian PM Puts Forward Four Options for Name

“Macedonia has put forward four options to settle the decades-long dispute with Greece over its name, the country’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev, said on Tuesday. Macedonia and its larger southern neighbour, Greece, have agreed to step up negotiations this year to resolve the disagreement which has frustrated Skopje’s long-held ambitions […]

Macedonian PM Zaev, EBRD Focus on Infrastructure  @ W. Balkans Investment SummitPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonian PM Zaev, EBRD Focus on Infrastructure @ W. Balkans Investment Summit

“At the opening of the third investment summit dedicated to the Western Balkans, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti said the EBRD will continue to support cross-border projects in the Western Balkans. The bank will support completion of transport corridors eight and 10, whose […]

VoA – Juncker Heads to Western Balkans to Discuss EU StrategyPhoto: The Independent

VoA – Juncker Heads to Western Balkans to Discuss EU Strategy

“European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is embarking on a Western Balkan tour to promote the EU’s new strategy for the region. Juncker’s tour to the six Balkan countries that remain outside the European Union starts in Macedonia, where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on […]