A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves ventures into a subway station in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on April 2, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Borislav Troshev.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a man wearing a face mask walks the streets of Sarajevo on April 2, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.
The Greek Foreign Ministry has congratulated North Macedonia for becoming the 30th member of NATO.
"We congratulate the Republic of North Macedonia that joins NATO as the 30th member of our alliance. We welcome our neighbors to the NATO family and look forward to working together as allies," it tweeted.
EU ambassadors are to make a decision on Thursday on a draft document agreeing the start of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia.
If they approve the draft, the decision is expected to be confirmed later this month by EU foreign ministers and prime ministers, who are set to convene, probably via video conferences, on March 24 and 26 respectively.