Latest News from Macedonia

Has the Prespes accord increased nationalist sentiments?

In the summer of 2018, the prime ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev respectively, signed the historical Prespes agreement, whereby FYROM would be renamed North Macedonia.

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.

Western Balkan Countries Have Agreed to Reduce Their Roaming Prices

The plan is for roaming to drop completely by 2021, reported NOVA TV. 

The countries of the Western Balkans have agreed to reduce and possibly abolish their roaming charges. Starting in July, the deal will cut prices by 27% in Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, northern Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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.

Stathakis touts business opportunities, benefits of Prespa Accord

Environment and Energy Minister Yorgos Stathakis has said that despite the popular backlash from the Prespa Agreement, North Macedonia's EU prospects and course will serve to highlight the benefits of the accord.

Stathakis said it will take time for the positive repercussions of the agreement to become evident to the general public.

Balkanized Britain

"Balkans" is a movable term. Not only do borders have a mysterious habit of moving in the night - and sometimes in the broad light of day - but the entire landmass known as "the Balkans" is an amorphous compound of ideas, languages, religions, ethnicities, and, perhaps above all, atmospheres.

European Investment Fund provides 170m euros for SMEs, students in Romania

The European Investment Fund (EIF) signed on Wednesday four financing agreements in Romania, extending more than 170 million euros to Romania for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and to credit students who want to continue their studies abroad.

Pyatt congratulates Greek PM on ‘successful’ visit to North Macedonia

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt has congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his "successful" visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday.
Speaking at a conference held by the Panhellenic Exporters Association on Wednesday, Pyatt said the visit offers hope regarding the future of relations between the nations of Europe.

NATO Will Strengthen its Presence in the Black Sea

Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine, said the US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, reported NOVA TV. 

Allies will strengthen their presence in the Black Sea region in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, and NATO will bind to Northern Macedonia this year, the 30th member of the Pact. US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said.

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