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The Pope will Visit Bulgaria and Macedonia in May

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.
 

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

FYROM gov't spokesman assures commitment to Prespes name deal

The spokesman for the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has reiterated the Balkan country's commitment to implementing a historic name deal signed with Greece in June, following frustration in Athens over recent comments by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

US official says in interview FYROM could join NATO by 2020

The United States expects the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to join NATO in mid-2020 by which time its name change deal with Greece should be fully implemented despite Russian efforts to undermine it, the top US official for the Western Balkans said on Tuesday.

Pristina official: I never spoke about "pact against Serbia"

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.

Sit-ins swell as Greek students march over Prespes deal

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.

EP Resolutions Press Balkan Hopefuls to Continue Reforms

European Parliamentarians adopted country resolutions on Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania on Thursday, underlining that each one must improve its results on issues related to judiciary and media freedom. 

Social media campaign stirring Prespes deal opposition at Greek schools

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.

Macedonia Opposition Marchers Denounce Zaev Govt

In what was seen as a bid by the main opposition VMRO DPMNE party to flex its muscles following a period of turbulence within its own ranks, thousands of people marched in the streets of Skopje to demonstrate their discontent with the Social Democrat-led government.

Macedonia Opposition Party Launches Protest 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.

Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Macedonia meet in Thessaloniki

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. 

Strategic dialogue between US, Greece based on five pillars

The strategic dialogue between Greece and the US to take place in Washington on December 13 is seen as the culmination of two years of deepening ties.

Reliable sources have told Kathimerini that the US is banking on the developing relationship as a source of stability in the region.

University of Western Macedonia students stage sit-in to protest merger

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.

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