American Bombers will Fly Over the Balkans as a Sign of Commitment to their Allies
Two US Air Force B-52 bombers will fly over the Balkans later today in a show of commitment to NATO allies amid heightened tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
John Malkovich Rekindles North Macedonia’s Hollywood Dreams
A plan for a major film and music studio in Skopje has movie professionals in North Macedonia dreaming of a brighter future. But their hopes have been dashed before.
Bulgarian-Macedonian Historical Commission: Tsar Samuil was a Ruler of the Bulgarian Kingdom
Tsar (Emperor) Samuil (Samuel) was the ruler of a large medieval state, which the majority of modern historical scholarship considers to be the Bulgarian Kingdom with a center in the territory of today's Republic of North Macedonia.
Smugglers’ Truck Capsizes in North Macedonia, Injuring 35 Migrants
Some 35 migrants were injured on Wednesday night when the truck they were traveling in capsized on the road from the village of Udovo to the town of Gevgelija, close to North Macedonia's border with Greece.
According to the Interior Ministry, the injured migrants were kept in the cargo area of the truck that capsized. A total of 49 migrants was discovered at the site of the accident.
Bulgaria and North Macedonia Signed the Protocol to the Good Neighbour Agreement
The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia signed the bilateral protocol to Art. 12 of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighbourliness and Cooperation.
The document will form part of Skopje's negotiating framework for EU membership and contains measures for the history, hate speech and culture curricula.
The Macedonian Parliament accepted the French Proposal after fierce Debates
With 68 votes "in favor" and none "against" and in the absence of MPs from the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE and the small "Levitsa" formation, the parliament adopted draft conclusions, with which the cabinet is given direction on what it can and cannot negotiates in the European integration process.
Von der Leyen in Skopje: The Macedonian Language and Identity are Recognized by the EU
North Macedonia must take a step forward towards the European Union, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the Macedonian parliament ahead of a meeting where lawmakers are debating the so-called "French proposal" to start EU negotiations.
Von der Leyen concluded her address to the Macedonian MPs with a quote from the late President Boris Trajkovski:
Bulgarian MFA with a Note to North Macedonia because of Anti-Bulgarian slogans on the Protests
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria sent a note today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia due to "numerous manifestations and slogans directed against Bulgaria".
Week in Review: Bad Choices and Difficult Options
A courtroom in Skopje. Photo: BIRN
Seven years ago, when the ruling SDSM came to power in North Macedonia, one of its pledges for cleaning up corruption and strengthening the rule of law was to implement a judicial vetting process. The aim of this would have been to root out corrupt or inefficient judges.
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North Macedonia Arrests Armed Man at Ethnic Scuffle in Capital
North Macedonian police said they arrested a person who held a handgun and fired shots in the air at Thursday night's protest against the acceptance of a French proposal aimed at unclogging North Macedonia's stalled EU accession talks.