Macedonia

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”Photo: The Guardian

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”

“The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission […]

Zaev Confident in Greece TalksPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Zaev Confident in Greece Talks

“The Government of Republic of Macedonia is creating conditions for building a national consensus with all crucial political subjects in order to accelerate the NATO accession, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who addressed during the ending conference that was a part of the ‘Straightening the youth dialogue for […]

Macedonian Fellow Inspires George Mason Journalism StudentsPhoto: Goce Delcev University

Macedonian Fellow Inspires George Mason Journalism Students

“Igor Stojanov, an instructor of journalism at Goce Delcev University in the Republic of Macedonia, had a choice of colleges to visit when he was awarded a research fellowship by the International Research and Exchanges (IREX) Board, which works closely with the State Department and U.S. Embassy in […]

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5Photo: European Western Balkans

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic took place in the ministerial meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) in Skopje earlier today, which also represented the final activity within the Macedonian chairmanship of the Charter, which will be taken over by Montenegro in January 2018. Ministers of […]

Zaev Open to International Investigation to Kumanovo AttacksPhoto: Office of the President of Macedonia

Zaev Open to International Investigation to Kumanovo Attacks

“Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that there will be an international investigation into a deadly 2015 shoot-out that has strained ties with neighboring Kosovo. Zaev made the comment on December 12 during the first-ever visit by a Macedonian prime minister to Kosovo since it declared independence […]

VMRO-DPMNE to Boycott ParliamentPhoto: BalkanEU

VMRO-DPMNE to Boycott Parliament

“VMRO-DPMNE will not participate in any work connected to Parliament or parliamentary bodies, due to the imprisonment of MPs Krsto Mukoski, Ljuben Arnaudov and Saso Vasilevski who are in the pre-trial ‘Shutka’ prison, as well as MPs Johan Tarculovski, and Zaklina Peshevska and Ljupco Dimovski who are under […]

Former PM and Opposition Leader Gurevski Resigns from the PartyPhoto: N1

Former PM and Opposition Leader Gurevski Resigns from the Party

“Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, head of the opposition rightist VMRO-DPMNE party, resigned on Monday following an election defeat last year and unrest that rocked the small Balkan country in April. Gruevski, 47, led the ex-Yugoslav republic for almost a decade, and his party bloc since 2003, […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Thaci – Ultimate Goal is Euro-Atlantic Integration; Macedonian PM on Official Visit to Kosovo; Kosovo to Participate Under Own Flag in Russia in World Judo Competition

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Thaci – Ultimate Goal is Euro-Atlantic Integration; Macedonian PM on Official Visit to Kosovo; Kosovo to Participate Under Own Flag in Russia in World Judo Competition

“Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, who is participating at the Conference of Paris, which is taking place within the framework of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, today in front of the participants spoke about the political and economic development of Kosovo within the process of integration into […]