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"We even changed the name of the country for the sake of EU negotiations"

Pendarovski said in an interview for the Vienna-based daily newspaper "Die Presse" that his country had changed its name to obtain accession negotiations.
"So far, no candidate country has done so", he said.
If the accession negotiations are delayed further, the EU will lose its credibility and, as Pendarovski says, Euro-enthusiasm will be drastically reduced.

Over 100 migrants rescued overnight, as more transfers in the works

Greek coast guards rescued 104 refugees and migrants in three separate operations in the eastern and southeastern Aegean in the early hours of Sunday, just as authorities are planning to transfer 570 asylum seekers from the island of Lesvos to the mainland.

New Thessaloniki shelter for homeless drug users

Homeless drug users in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, will soon be provided with shelter as part of an initiative by the state-run Organization Against Drugs (OKANA).
According to the plan, drug users will be able to sleep at a short-term hospitality facility where they will also be provided with food and somewhere to have a wash.

Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia Will Cooperate Against Human Trafficking

The Governments of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Northern Macedonia will sign a protocol on cooperation in the fight against human trafficking in Ohrid.

The document provides for cooperation on the support and protection of victims of human trafficking and the exchange of experience between the competent institutions of the two countries.

North Macedonia police detain 50 migrants within days

Police in North Macedonia say they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece.
A police statement said officers chasing a jeep Saturday on the main north-south highway in central North Macedonia found 10 people from Pakistan inside when the driver abandoned the vehicle. Police are still searching for the driver.

Tsipras says voters must 'close the path' to divisive forces

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urges Greek voters to "close the path to those forces who do not hesitate...to divide people," during a campaign rally in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday night.

Greek police, migrants clash for third day

Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Bulgaria Strengthened Border Patrols over Situation with Migrants in Greece

Because of the situation in Greece, Bulgaria has already strengthened the border patrols, Bulgaria's Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told journalists in Parliament on 5th of April. According to him, our country has an action plan in case tensions escalate, reports BNT. 

Fake news drives migrants to northern Greece

Riot police officers were dispatched to the Diavata reception center near Thessaloniki Thursday after hundreds of migrants gathered there in response to social media posts urging them to try to push through Greece's border with North Macedonia with a view to crossing a series of closed Balkan borders and reaching prosperous countries in Western Europe.

Migrants gathering in northern Greece for Balkan crossing

Hundreds of migrants are gathering outside a camp near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, planning a long trek through heavily guarded Balkan borders to seek asylum in Europe's prosperous heartland.

Tsipras: Prespes deal 'came at a price'

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recognized that achieving the agreement which ended a decades-old dispute with North Macedonia on its name had a political cost on the government, in an interview with North Macedonian news agency MIA, ahead of his visit to Skopje on Tuesday.

Bulgaria Gives BGN 3.5 million to Western Balkan Countries And the Eastern Partnership

Bulgaria will financially support 9 Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership by providing grants of BGN 3 485 028 million for the implementation of projects for the development of education, science, culture, social integration and civil society.
This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Women in the Balkans in the Next 100"

A Balkan Conference on "Women in the Balkans in the Next 100" is held in Stara Zagora. Representatives of various organizations and institutions, women in leadership and public-political positions, discuss the future of the women.

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