Czech Republic, Slovakia Block EU Conclusions on Importance of Northern Macedonia-Bulgaria agreement

The MIA news agency reports that Slovakia and the Czech Republic had objections to the conclusions of the European Council on enlargement, and spoke out in support of Macedonia which is being blocked by Bulgaria.

CNSU updates high epidemiological risk areas; quarantine imposed on people arriving from these areas

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday updated the list of countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk in the case of which the quarantine measure is instituted on the persons arriving to Romania.

EU prospects: Green light for Western Balkans, red for North Macedonia and Albania?

The annual conclusions of the EU Council on Enlargement, Stabilization and Association of the Western Balkans are on the agenda of the ambassadors of the member states who will discuss this issue in the afternoon.
The conclusions were previously blocked by Bulgaria, which primarily vetoed the negotiating framework for North Macedonia.

Last Despatches: News Team Killed the Day After Kosovo War Ended

It was June 13, 1999, and Uli Reinhardt, a photojournalist from the German news magazine Stern was due to meet his colleague Gabriel Gruener at 6pm in the southern Kosovo city of Prizren.

But Gruener would never arrive for the meeting, and could not be contacted by mobile phone because Kosovo's telecommunications system had been damaged in the war.

Getting others to understand us

We Greeks tend to believe that just because we know we're right about something, everyone else should as well. But it is a big world we're living in, with dozens of disputes and problems. What happens in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean is important to us, but not necessarily to anyone else beyond a group of politicians, diplomats and experts.

Madeleine Albright: Bulgarian Veto on North Macedonia EU Accession Negotiation Is Tragedy

A tragedy caused by internal reasons - this is how former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright defined the Bulgarian veto on the negotiations for the accession of Northern Macedonia to the EU. She commented on this during a meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US Congress.