Sunday, 13 January 2019
Macedonia 17:28

SDSM mayor drunkenly celebrates name change

While the mood in Macedonia, including among Zaev supporters, is mostly somber regarding the name change, one exception is Aleksandar Naumoski, the mayor of Skopje’s western area of Gjorce Petrov, who loudly celebrated in a restaurant. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];...

Macedonia 17:24

Haradinaj meets Zaev, calls him the “Prime Minister of North Macedonia”

Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj met with Zoran Zaev today, and refered to him as the “Prime Minister of North Macedonia”. I congratulated him on his success with the Prespa treaty which clearly opens the Euro-Atlantic perspective for the citizens of the neighboring country, the former...

Macedonia 17:21

Zaharieva: No EU membership for Macedonia if it steals Bulgarian history

Bulgarian Foreign Minsiter Ekaterina Zaharieva said that Bulgaria will make no compromises with the conditions Macedonia will have to meet in order to open its EU accession talks. Zaharieva said that Bulgaria considers having Macedonia join EU and NATO as being in the Bulgarian national interest, but...

Macedonia 17:16

SDSM open to early elections, DUI hesitant

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said that her SDSM party is open to holding early elections, as the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party requested, while her colleague Bujar Osmani from the DUI party was less welcoming to the idea at the press conference on Sunday. Sekerinska said that the call for elections...

Macedonia 17:12

Kammenos calls for referendum on the name treaty in Greece

As part of his resignation remarks today, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold a referendum on the name deal he signed with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Macedonia held a referendum to approve the deal, and it failed due to boycott from votes angry...

Macedonia 12:14

Kammenos resigns over Macedonia, vote of no confidence in Tsipras’ Government next week

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos resigned today as result of the push to ratify the Prespa treaty that renames Macedonia into North Macedonia in exchange for Greece ending its veto for Macedonia’s NATO and EU membership. This deal is a capitulation. It recognizes the artificial creation of...

Balkans 10:16

Serbian protesters hit the streets for sixth weekend demonstration

Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political...

World 10:09

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, Reuters reported. Thousands of protesters in Paris marched...

World 09:42

Australian navy seizes 3.1 tons of hashish in Arabian Sea

An Australian navy ship has seized over three tons of hashish worth about 155 million Australian dollars (112 million US dollars) during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea, the Defence Department said Sunday. The frigate HMAS Ballarat discovered 3.1 tons of the illegal drug after boarding a fishing...

Culture 09:36

Hollywood’s long-awaited Movie Museum to Open in 2019

The founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including silent film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, said at its inception in 1927 that the organization needed a library and museum. The Academy, best known for giving Oscars at its annual awards ceremony, soon got its library,...