Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE delegation meet with OSCE ambassador to Macedonia
The president of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, together with the vice-president Aleksandar Nikoloski and the secretary for international cooperation Stefan Andonovski, met Tuesday with the OSCE ambassador to Macedonia, Clemens Koja. As Mickoski points out, the meeting was held because Mr. Clemens Koja’s...
Macedonia and Serbia to sign EU integration cooperation memorandum
Serbia’s and Macedonia’s path toward EU membership is not easy and they both share many things in common to cooperate and share experiences and as a result the two countries will sign a European integration cooperation memorandum, Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic and Serbia’s Minister...
After the tanks, Macedonia donates Sukhoi fighter jets to Ukraine
The four “Su-25” fighter jets that Macedonia bought from Ukraine during the 2001 conflict for four million euros have been donated to Ukraine these days, writes the MKD.mk news portal. The Ministry of Defense does not deny the published information, nor does it confirm it. It is about the...
Macedonia is the fifth poorest country in Europe
Macedonia has been ranked 5th on the list of top 10 poor countries in Europe, published by “Trending News Buzz”. Macedonia, which became independent in 1991, is the fifth poorest country in all of Europe. The economy of Macedonia, which has a GDP per person of $6,096, is changing in a big...
“Opening of negotiations” vs “starting the first phase”: This is the key evidence that Albania is starting negotiations and Macedonia is not
The text of the negotiating framework for Albania, which Telma has obtained contains a clear formulation for “opening the accession negotiations” without the creative two-phase solutions, as in the Macedonian case. The document has the same date, June 17, 2022, when the initial proposal for...
US: Credibility of EU enlargement perspective vital, we support negotiations with Macedonia and Albania
The United States government has communicated its position regarding the uncertainty over the start of the EU accession negotiations with Macedonia following the failed EU-Western Balkans summit in Brussels. We believe that the credibility of the EU enlargement perspective is vital for the stability...
Macron: Zaev is brave, he changed the Constitution and the name of the country – with the “North Macedonians” we will look for a way to reach an agreement!
French President Emmanuel Macron, whose country holds the EU Presidency by the end of June, is hoping that an agreement between Skopje and Sofia on the negotiating framework is still possible, MIA reports from Brussels. We are close to an agreement that provides justice for the Bulgarian demands and...
Rutte: 50-60 percent chance for breakthrough over Macedonia blockade next week
Ahead of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed concern because of the Bulgarian blockade on Macedonia, saying there are efforts to overcome the dispute, with a 50-60 percent chance for a breakthrough next week. Regarding the Western Balkans, the situation...
Rama: Bulgaria gains support to destabilize Macedonia, and that leads to discord
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed disappointment from the European Union’s attitude towards the European integration of the region after the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Brussels on Thursday, saying Bulgaria is not the only problem but the fact that the EU is tired of enlargement,...
Vucic: I hope, but I am not sure that there will be a solution for Macedonia
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he hoped, but was not sure, that a solution would be found to lift the Bulgarian veto and unblock Macedonia’s European integration. I spoke with Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski this morning and I hope so, but I am not sure, Vucic told reporters in Brussels...
Documents on Macedonia not designated as confidential: Bulgarian MoFA
Documents on the negotiations between Bulgaria and Macedonia are not designated as confidential and are entered in the public records of the National Assembly and the Council of Ministers, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday, MIA reports from Sofia. According to the MIA correspondent...
“Bulgaria will not lift the veto, the dispute is not about who is right, but who is more powerful”
Renowned German journalist Michael Martens, who has been a FAZ correspondent for the Balkans for 25 years, after his visit to Bulgaria, draws several conclusions about what will happen to the Bulgarian-Macedonian dispute. As the most important conclusion, he states that Sofia will not lift the veto on...
Macedonia has the most expensive tolls in the region, compared to road quality and prices, research shows
Macedonia has the most expensive tolls in terms of the quality of roads and highways it offers, and no longer so cheap fuel compared to countries in the region. This impression is obtained if we compare the prices of tolls in our country, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bulgaria and Albania. Tourists who...
Convincing triumph for Macedonia: Gibraltar leaves with four goals in the net
The Macedonian national football team scored Sunday a convincing victory 4:0 against Gibraltar at the National Arena “Todor Proeski” in Skopje. The match from the Nations League was decided after only 15 minutes of play when the scoreboard read 3:0 for the host. The selected players of coach...
Russia says it will stop the gas supply for Macedonia after the Government didn’t allow Lavrov’s plane to fly through the country’s airspace
The supply of Russian energy should be stopped for Macedonia, Montenegro and Bulgaria, which had refused to allow Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s plane to fly through their airspace to reach Serbia, according to Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee...
Macedonian football players defeat Gibraltar
The Macedonian national football team won Sunday’s match against Gibraltar with a triumph of 2-0 (1-0) and recorded its first victory in Group 4 of the C-Division in the UEFA Nations League. The selected players of the coach Blagoja Milevski took the lead in the 20th minute with the tenth national...
Macedonia – United States Strategic Dialogue begins
Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried opened the Strategic Dialogue between Macedonia and the United States, taking place at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. Strategic dialogue with the United States is a new chapter in our mutual relations,...
US-Macedonia Strategic Dialogue begins
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani, today travels from Tokyo to Washington, where he will lead the government delegation to the upcoming Strategic Dialogue between the Republic of Macedonia and the United States of America. Macedonia is the first country in the Western Balkans to start such an...
Dainov: Three years ago 80% of Bulgarians wanted Macedonia to be a member of the EU, now 60% do not want it
Bulgarian professor Evgenii Dainov said on TV21’s “Click Plus” show that in Bulgaria 80% of Bulgarians wanted Macedonia to be a member of the EU, while now after three years 60% do not want it. My focus is not on Macedonia, my focus is not on Macedonia’s accession to the European...
Russia cuts natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria, and that’s where Macedonia’s supply came from
Russia is cutting natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria as of today. This can be a problem for Macedonia as well, because the gas for our country comes through the eastern neighbor. The head of the office of Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Lena Borislavova, was calming down the citizens last night...
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Vucic-Kurti meeting in Ohrid ended without full agreement, but there is hope