Political Overview: Pahor concerned the refugee issue may affect the geopolitics of the EU

Pahor, who starts his new five-year term in the office at the end of December, said that it would be important for Slovenia to do its bit as a sovereign country and as an EU and NATO member, in order to contribute to stabilisation and deal with issues internationally. One of the biggest challenges Pahor identified was the refugee issue, where he believes that the EU has failed the test.

Vulin: Zaev does not know how to respect Serbia's friendship

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says FYROM (Macedonia) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev "has not kept his word."

Vulin's reaction came after Zaev - asked whether his country would support Pristina's UNESCO bid, said Pristina should "count on Macedonia's support in all processes."

Nimetz and Zaev

Greece's name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has come back to the forefront, with a new series of talks under way in Brussels, headed by United Nations Special Representative Matthew Nimetz.

Prosecutors Probe Macedonia-Serbia Money-Laundering Claim

The prosecution said on Friday that it is probing allegations made by Serbian opposition leader Vuk Jeremic, who last week alleged that people close to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski have been intensively buying Serbian firms as part of a money-laundering scheme.