President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, while welcoming Bulgaria for its support in terms of good neighborly relations, said that it was time for Macedonia and Albania to start accession talks with the EU, and that the EU must "keep its promise during these trying times". "I...
The agents, who were identified as Russian spies in Bulgaria's State National Security Agency (DANS), worked against Bulgaria's good neighborly relations with Macedonia and the Western Balkans, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said in an interview with Sofia-based 24 Chasa. According to Petkov, everyone should ask themselves whether long-term Bulgarian...
Albania and North Macedonia should begin accession talks with the European Union as soon as possible, as any delay would make the Western Balkans vulnerable to external influence, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told the media on Tuesday. "It is clear to both Germany and Sweden that the EU must continue...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Serbian media that Montenegro and Macedonia were embroiled in a war of sanctions. "They were attracted by the promises of rapid rapprochement with the European Union. That did not happen. They were involved in NATO, in anti-Russian actions, in anti-Russian campaigns. Then they 'tapped...
Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski had a meeting with the Ambassador of the United States of America Kate M. Byrnes. They discussed the situation in Ukraine and stressed that the military aggression of the Russian Federation on a sovereign country is a serious threat to peace and security in Europe...
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in his emergency address to the public tonight about the political and economic crisis over the military conflict in Ukraine, said that Serbia will deliver 50,000 tons of wheat and 25,000 tons of corn at the request of North Macedonia, MIA reports from Belgrade. “Today we...
More than 40 Ukrainian soldiers and about 10 civilians were killed in the first hours of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Oleksiy Arestovych, a member of the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. "I was informed that more than 40 have been killed and dozens injured," Arestovych...
France's position is clear and not new. The same position is shared by all European institutions, and that is - unreserved support for the opening of pre-accession negotiations as soon as possible for both Macedonia and Albania, said the French Ambassador to Skopje Cyril Bomgartner on Tuesday. According to him,...
The work of the Joint Commission on Issues between Skopje and Sofia is intensifying, said Bulgaria’s PM Kiril Petkov in a joint press conference with PM Dimitar Kovachevski on Tuesday. "I want to note that the historical commission will have at least three meetings in the next four months. Very...
US State Department official Gabriel Escobar told VOA that the US are in talks with France to see if that country can help Macedonia open its EU accession talks sooner. France took over the rotating presidency of the European Union and, after it blocked Macedonia from opening EU accession...