Bulgaria will not veto and block the first intergovernmental conference of North Macedonia with the EU, former Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said commenting recent remarks by Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov and MEP Andrey Kovatchev. “I don’t think it will happen. Bulgaria has always supported  Macedonia on its road to...
A police anti-smuggling operation in the north of Kosovo on Wednesday triggered a protest from local residents and incidents in the Serb-populated northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, in which one person was wounded. The Serbian authorities called on the international Kosovo Force and Brussels to respond, and Serbian President Aleksandar...
German Secretary of State for Europe Michael Roth tweeted Friday that drawing new frontiers in the Western Balkans is a dangerous path. “Countries on Western Balkans have a future only as multiethnic and multi-religious societies. Regional reconciliation and cooperation are the keys for peace, democracy and prosperity. Drawing new frontiers...
Ambassadors of the EU member states will review the accession negotiations of Albania and North Macedonia. According to diplomatic sources quoted by Politico, Bulgaria is expected to say "no" to the start of the first intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia, which is the first step back on the road, writes...
Majority of the 15,000 Macedonian nationals who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of March are being re-vaccinated in Belgrade and Nis during the weekend, whereas free inoculation continues at sites across Serbia, MIA reports from Belgrade. Sources from the vaccination site at the Belgrade...
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama posted a photo on Facebook of the Krivoshijska River on Shar Mountain and the area known as Leshnica, writing that it represents the beautiful Albania. "Beautiful Albania. Leshnica Canyon", Rama wrote next to the photo of the waterfalls on the Leshnica River on Shar Mountain. The...
Turkey expects Macedonia to hand over 86 persons suspected of begin part of the Fethullah Gulen network. Turkey’s Ambassador to Skopje Hasan Sekizkok said that a large number of Gulen’s operatives reside in Macedonia, under the guise of educational and trade institutions. FETO groups remain active in Macedonia. We raise...
The dispute between Serbia and Kosovo, the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the dispute between Bulgaria and Macedonia are the three problems the region is currently facing, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference after a virtual meeting with the leaders of the six Western...
The World Health Organization warns that countries could still face an "immediate second wave" if they accelerate the lifting of anti-pandemic measures with COVID-19. More than 5.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 346,000 deaths have been reported worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will temporarily...
Albania is introducing a two-week quarantine for travelers from North Macedonia and Greece starting April 20. The decision, in place until May 3, was made by the committee of experts tasked with tackling the pandemic. Albania starts feeling the effects from the mass vaccination, said Mira Rakacolli, deputy health minister and...