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North Macedonia: Snap Elections and EU Uncertainty

With early elections due in spring and the country's EU perspectives far from secure, North Macedonia risks a year of petty political and ethnic squabbles - and even a relapse into full-blown crisis.

Leaders Hail Restoration of Belgrade-Pristina Air Link

Serbian, Kosovo and NATO leaders on Monday welcomed the signing of an agreement to reopen the air link between Pristina and Belgrade that was broken 21 years ago.

US diplomats oversaw the signing of the agreement in Berlin, which will mean flights being operated by Lufthansa's budget carrier, Eurowings.

"I was offered the partition of Macedonia"

He added that he promptly rejected it.
Skopje based portal Plus info writes that Ahmeti underlined that any partition of North Macedonia would be detrimental to both Albanians and Macedonians in that country.

EU official: North Macedonia ready for membership talks

The European Union's top enlargement official on Wednesday held out new hope that the block will start accession talks within months with North Macedonia and Albania, whose bids were frustrated last year.

Return to Kosovo: The Serbs Who Re-Embraced Their Hometown

But in the recent past, Prizren has not always been such a problem-free place for Serbs. Out of a pre-war population of around 10,000 Serbs, Jevtic is one of only about 20 who returned after the conflict to live in the city today.

New facilities on mainland to host 15,000 migrants

The government's plan to ease pressure on Aegean islands amid the continuing arrival of irregular migrants from neighboring Turkey foresees 10 new centers on the mainland that will be able to host up to 15,000 asylum seekers, with the first 10,000 to be transferred from the islands to the new facilities by the end of February, Kathimerini understands.

North Macedonia’s ‘Honeyland’ Enters Race for Oscars

Photo: Honeyland / Samir Ljuma

Their film has been nominated in two categories, for Documentary Feature Film and also for International Feature Film, formerly known as Foreign Language Film.

The film enters the Oscar competition after it previously, last year, won several prizes at the US Sundance film festival.

Two Collections Meet | Thessaloniki | To September 30

The Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki presents an exhibition comprising icons, vestments and precious heirlooms on loan from the northern port city's Municipal Art Gallery. The items are shown alongside texts which present and explain the most recent findings on Byzantine painting in northern Greece, and especially Thessaloniki, Mount Athos and Central and Western Macedonia.

Merry Christmas, Christ is born

B92 congratulates the holiday - Christ is born!
Christmas, along with Easter, is one of the two greatest Christian holidays. It is the day when the Christian world celebrates the birth of Christ and when, according to the belief, the spirit of Jesus is omnipresent among people, bringing them peace and forgiveness.

The day after

Holding people accountable for failing to live up to their responsibilities when the state mechanism fails - as was the case last week with the closure of a section of the Athens-Lamia highway - sends the right message.
However, the system will not be improved by momentary political reactions, even if these do serve as an outlet for justified public anger.

North Macedonia elects caretaker government after Zaev resigns

North Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a new caretaker government under the country's former interior minister, after Zoran Zaev resigned as prime minister ahead of previously agreed early elections on April 12.

Under a deal made by major political parties, the caretaker government will be headed by Oliver Spasovski, who served in Zaev's center-left administration.

Zaev steps down ahead of April 12 vote

The prime minister of North Macedonia submitted his resignation Friday, paving the way for a new caretaker Cabinet to be named in order to organize a snap election.

Zaev resigns: North Macedonia forms Technical Government

"The government has been working since 8.30 a.m., I have signed my resignation, in accordance with the agreement (for the elections) and the Law on Government. I believe that it will reach the Parliament very soon, which can then start the procedure for electing a transitional government", Zaev said.

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