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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.

"Serbia fully supports China's Belt and Road Initiative"

These relations have enabled Serbia to be an important point on the New Silk Road route, Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic said on Monday, Tanjug reported on Monday.

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.

Hellenic Navy chief: every night there is a war in the Aegean

Greece's fleet is in a constant state of readiness to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Hellenic Navy Commander Admiral Nikos Tsounis said on Friday.

Whenever the passage of Turkish vessels in the Aegean is deemed to be of concern, there is a Greek response, Tsounis said.

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 to Make Political Party Finances Public

Macedonian political parties will have a harder time keeping their finances out of the public eye if the country, as planned, soon adopts a new law on public information access that would get rid of many legal loopholes allowing parties to keep such data hidden.

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.

Over 100 border markers between Greece, FYROM removed

Police in northwestern Greece say that unknown individuals have removed more than 100 border markers over a section of the frontier between Greece and its northern neighbor, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

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. 

Bulgaria - No. 60 in the World as a Military Force

In the ranking of the World Military Force for 2018, Bulgaria is in 60th place and has even improved its performance. For the past 2 years our country has climbed seven positions up.

The ranking uses over 55 individual factors to determine the index of 136 countries. Formula allows smaller, more technologically advanced countries to compete with larger ones.