Macedonia

Hanh Sets High Expectations for MacedoniaPhoto: BalkanEU

Hanh Sets High Expectations for Macedonia

“EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn visited Skopje today, where he said that the country is in the right path. However, Hahn stressed that more work should be done. ‘We need to see concrete results in the justice system and public administration,’ EU Commissioner Hahn said. ‘I see changes […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: BBC’s Take on Mladic Sentencing;  Stars and Stripes – “Separatist Time Bomb”; US Deputy Amb. Meets With Parliament; BiH Emb in DC Hosts Future American Diplomats to BiH; German Eurobikers to Donate Medical EquipmentEmbassy of Bosnia Facebook

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: BBC’s Take on Mladic Sentencing; Stars and Stripes – “Separatist Time Bomb”; US Deputy Amb. Meets With Parliament; BiH Emb in DC Hosts Future American Diplomats to BiH; German Eurobikers to Donate Medical Equipment

“As the trial of General Ratko Mladic, overall commander of Bosnian Serb forces during the war of 1992-1995 comes to a close, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia will effectively shut up shop. But questions will remain about the fate of hundreds of others accused of […]

A flet Shqip? Macedonia Votes on Albanian as Second Official LanguagePhoto: BalkanEU.com

A flet Shqip? Macedonia Votes on Albanian as Second Official Language

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has attempted to calm down fears of Macedonians losing identity and culture through promotion of the Macedonian language, while the government passed a draft law making Albanian the country’s second official language today. “The government is prepared to invest in capacities that will develop the use […]

Macedonia and Ukraine Aim Parliamentary Cooperation

Macedonia and Ukraine Aim Parliamentary Cooperation

Macedonia and Ukraine aim for an intensification of inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two countries a day after a European Western Balkans report on Russian influence efforts in Macedonia was released. The Ukrainian Embassy in Macedonia released the following statement on Twitter: “Ambassador Zadorozhniuk met with Head of the Friendship Group with Ukraine in […]

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 […]