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Pope Francis will visit Bulgaria and Macedonia in May 2019. This was said by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva. She confirmed that an invitation has been sent, reports Darik.
The Pope never travels to just one country, Zaharieva commented to bTV and added that the preparation for the visit was serious.
He added said that the headline of the Dec. 1 article heard around the region was worlds apart from what he actually said.
I never said anything on creating a regional pact against Serbia. The headline of the article and what I actually said are two completely different things, Hoxhaj told the Montenegrin Antena M TV.
As a wave of sit-ins against Greece's name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sweeps across the country exposing social divisions and evolving into a focal point of opposition between political parties, about 1,200 high school pupils Thursday marched through the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
An anonymous social media drive mobilizing middle and high school students to oppose Greece's name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is expected to culminate with protest rallies and school gatherings on Thursday.
Students at a few dozen high schools have already held sit-ins and marches.
While Macedonia's Social Democrat-led government is calling for national reconciliation to heal the wounds caused by the deep political crisis of the past few years, the opposition right-wing VMRO DPMNE party is preparing to hit the streets of the capital on Wednesday, to put an end to what it calls Zoran Zaev's "criminal" and "harmful" government.
On Thursday and Friday, 22 and 23 November, the Fourth Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was held in Thessaloniki. Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Economy and Development of the countries took part, reports European Western Balkans.
Students from the Department of Environmental Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia were on Wednesday staging a sit-in at the rector's office in protest at government plans to merge the institution with the technical college (TEI) in the same region.
Protesters object to the move on the grounds that it will undercut the value of university degrees and academic titles.