The tactic of the Bulgarian government toward North Macedonia is quite irrational and counterproductive and could have serious consequences affecting not only the relations of the two countries, but also the whole region and the EU enlargement policy, former EU ambassador to Skopje Erwan Fouéré has said. The Bulgarian government’s...
The Republic of Macedonia will have a place in the EU when it’s ready. Bulgaria considers that at the moment it’s not ready, Bulgarian FM Ekaterina Zakharieva said. “Bulgarian diplomacy cannot afford to implement a policy of denigration of another country, which, unfortunately, we see in Skopje. We are a...
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Ministers of Albania and Serbia, Edi Rama and Ana Brnabić signed on Monday a memorandum of cooperation to regulate relations between the countries in times of the COVID-19 crisis. Under the memorandum of cooperation, the citizens of North Macedonia, Serbia...
We want full membership in the European Union for all countries in the Western Balkans, this was the main thing in our presidency, said Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev. “It is normal to want to overcome anti-Bulgarian rhetoric, especially in recent weeks. They should have the courage to do this, not...
Two foreign nationals - a Macedonian and a German were among the victims in the terrorist attack in the center of Vienna on Monday night, according to the Austrian police. According to police, the victims of the attack are a 39-year-old Austrian, a 44-year-old Austrian, a 21-year-old Macedonian and a...
Scottish actor Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. The iconic actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers. Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in...
Greece extended until November 8th the decision to temporarily restrict the land borders with Macedonia, Albania and Turkey, as well as the ban on entry of third-country nationals. It is a ministerial decision as a prevention of coronavirus that in the past months was extended every 14 days. The situation with...
The German EU Presidency has a clear goal regarding the enlargement process – the first intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia by the end of the year, said German Ambassador Anke Holstein on Wednesday. Ambassador Holstein told reporters “it would be a failure” if the country did not start the EU...
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...
After the report of the European Commission on the country's progress on the path to the EU was published yesterday, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and EnlargementOlivér Várhelyi came to an official visit to Skopje on Wednesday. Várhelyi asked Macedonia to continue strengthening the reform results, primarily on the ground in...