Bulgarian customs officers found more than 33kg of cannabis worth 69,000 euros in a vehicle driven by a citizen of Macedonia. According to BTA, the Kia vehicle with Macedonian license plates was stopped at the border crossing between the two countries on December 23 when customs officers, during control, found...
The Roman Catholic Church and all Christian churches that use the Gregorian calendar celebrate Christmas Eve on Thursday. It is believed throughout the Christian world that the birth of Christ brought light to the truth about mankind, with the event fulfilling the Old Testament prophesy about the birth of the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was answering on Wednesday at the Bundestag questions from Gunther Krichbaum, who criticized the failure of the German EU Presidency to start accession talks with North Macedonia, Deutsche Welle reports. He stressed that the public has once again witnessed EU member states abuse their power over...
Speaking at the 10th To Be Secure (2BS) forum on Friday, President of Slovenia Borut Pahor expressed disappointment that the enlargement policy is currently not high on the European Union agenda. He noted that what happened with North Macedonia is discouraging for the Western Balkan countries. “The country fulfilled everything it...
"I think it is a complete tragedy that after a long time spent on resolving the name issue with the Greeks, the Bulgarians, for internal reasons, made such demands for Macedonia, and therefore the question should be asked how Bulgaria fulfills its obligations to the EU," said former US...
Besides Skopje and Tirana, the EU, Bulgaria and the region also have a lot to lose from the blockage of North Macedonia and Albania’s EU integration, said Bulgarian MEP and European Parliament rapporteur for North Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk. “Bulgaria was one of the countries to put the region’s EU integration...
President of the Serbian National Assembly Ivica Dacic assessed that Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev is not politically ignorant and that he knows that his recent statements about Bulgaria are incorrect, but that he needs Sofia's consent to start EU membership negotiations. In the show "Hit Tweet" on TV...
"A lot of butterness: Prime Minister of North Macedonia regrets the blockade of Bulgaria in the EU," is the headline of an article published Saturday by Agence France-Presse (AFP) following an interview with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Skopje. Zoran Zaev said that the Bulgarian veto of Macedonia’s EU accession...
The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, has died from the consequences of coronavirus infection. Patriarch Irinej died shortly after 7am on Friday at the Army Medical Centre in Belgrade where he was admitted on November 4 after testing positive for the novel virus. He was 90. On...
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...