“Macedonia will host the forthcoming US – Adriatic Charter Defence Ministerial meeting, which will be held on December 1, 2017 in Ohrid. Some of the key speakers of the event will be the Minister of Defence of Macedonia, Radmila Sekerinska, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Laura Cooper and the Chief NATO Liaison Office Skopje, captain Gorazd Bartol. The meeting will be attended by the Defence Ministers or official representatives of the United States of America, the member states, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, as well as the Defence Minister of Bulgaria and the Defense Ministers or official representatives of the observer states, Kosovo, Serbia and Slovenia.” (Ministry of Defense of Macedonia)

“The joint session between the governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia was fruitful, said Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev at the joint press conference with his Bulgarian colleague, Boyko Borissov in Strumica. He said that with today’s session ‘one of the motors that will push the whole region forward was activated.’ Zaev stressed that at the session they were talking about deepening of the economic cooperation including the cooperation in the domain of energetics and the infrastructure and the international cooperation.” (European Western Balkans)

“We will enter negotiations with Greece with good faith and without fear, in an effort to overcome our differences, said Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov in Sunday’s interview with ‘Radio Free Europe.’ ‘If there is a defeated side it will not be good for the winner or for the loser, because terrible nationalism will develop. We need to find a way where both sides can come out with the feeling that they have protected what is most important. We will not negotiate with fear and we can not come out of this with a solution that will not cover our main concerns,’ said Dimitrov. When asked how prepared is the government to go in the negotiations and whether there will be reciprocity in the eventual change of the names of the highways, monuments and textbook revision, the Macedonian Foreign Minister said that they did not discuss this issue in government.” (Meta)

“A massive urban makeover by Macedonia’s former conservative government that covered the capital Skopje with neo-classical monuments will be reviewed by the country’s new ruling party. The controversial revamp, dubbed Skopje 2014, includes a giant statue of Alexander the Great, bronze Macedonian heroes and lions, facades of ancient columns and even a triumphal arch resembling Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. The commission will review how the project was implemented and look for possible irregularities, said the mayor, whose party defeated Gruevski’s VMRO-DPMNE party at local elections last month. The mayor said he had already ordered two replicas of pirate ships—which are also restaurants—to be taken down “for security reasons” on the Vardar river in the city’s centre.” (Malay Mail)