Macedonia

IMF to Balkans: Reform!

IMF to Balkans: Reform!

“Balkan nations need to develop a legal framework for dealing with bad loans, speed up judicial reforms and improve bankruptcy and insolvency laws to improve their economic prospects, the International Monetary Fund said in report on Monday. The report on six western Balkan nations – Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, […]

Reports on Russian Influence in Kosovo and Macedonia

Reports on Russian Influence in Kosovo and Macedonia

“Kosovar Center for Security Studies recently published a report on the Russian presence in Kosovo and how the Russian influence is exercised internally, but also in regard to the country’s international status. The report is part of a growing interest of research community in Europe on how Russia […]

Final Day of Zaev in Slovenia – Meets President, Speaker of ParliamentPhoto: vlada.mk

Final Day of Zaev in Slovenia – Meets President, Speaker of Parliament

“Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, met with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, as a part of the official visit of the governmental delegation of the Republic of Macedonia to the country. Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev congratulated President Pahor victory on the recent election […]

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 […]