Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani has contacted his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu who reassured that if necessary their Ministry will help the pullout of Macedonian nationals from Afghanistan. "Given that the Republic of Turkey has a wide diplomatic and logistical presence in Kabul, I asked for possible assistance if...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Thursday with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Washington, highlighting EU’s continuing support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans. “The Secretary expressed appreciation for the EU’s continuing unequivocal support for the European perspective of the...
The Skopje–Sofia issue can be resolved only with patient, quiet diplomacy, in an open dialogue between Sofia, Skopje, Brussels, and Ljubljana. Berlin, Paris, and Washington also have important roles. I am cautiously optimistic, because after two strong attempts, by both the German and Portuguese presidencies, I think it may...
U.S. diplomacy and EU partners are exhibiting double standards towards Bulgaria but this will not alter positions in bilateral relations and one cannot expect Sofia to make concessions under outside pressure, says Angel Dimitrov, co-chair of the Bulgaria- Macedonia joint commission for historical and educational issues and former Bulgarian...
The EUobserver published Wednesday morning an exclusive internal EU document, according to which triggering the Visa Suspension Mechanism with some of the Western Balkan countries, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine is a real option, MIA reports from Brussels. This comes during European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s Western Balkans tour,...
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev commented on the relations and negotiations between Bulgaria and Macedonia, after casting his vote in Sunday’s elections in Sofia. “Bulgaria’s policy towards North Macedonia doesn’t depend on which government is in power and what the parliament will be, but having an open constructive dialogue between Skopje...
Bulgaria’s Former Prime Minister and GERB leader BoykoBorissov tried to make fun of the statement of his political opponent SlaviTrifonov, saying that his party, unlike Trifonov’s There Is Such A People political party  is not only concerned with NASA and astronauts. "Imagine a Bulgarian and a North Macedonian being in...
Serbian tourists who decided to spend their holidays in Greece through Macedonia encounter problems at the Macedonian border crossing. Namely, a certain Biljana warns via social media that she did not receive the announced toll card at the Macedonian border that was promised to them by the Macedonian Government. "It happens...
The Ministry of Health said Friday that 35,531 citizens of North Macedonia have tested positive for COVID-19 in the period between August 6 and September 30, of whom 23 percent were fully vaccinated, while a big majority of 77 percent did not receive the vaccine. The MoH analysis shows that...
Kiril Petkov, co-president of We Continue the Change coalition that won the Bulgarian parliamentary elections, said in an interview for BNT that Bulgaria and North Macedonia should form work groups not only consisting of historians but also people from the spheres of business, culture and education. According to MIA’s Sofia...