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Ski resort closed due to avalanche risk

Authorities in northern Greece have been forced to shut down the popular ski report of Falakro, north of Drama, due to concerns that heavy snowfall and high winds in the area may trigger avalanches.

Boyko Borissov and Zoran Zaev Meet Today at the Council of Ministers in Sofia

A general program in the field of culture will be signed, reported NOVA TV. 

They will discuss the development of cooperation in various sectors, infrastructure and transport projects and the implementation of the Friendship, Neighborhood and Cooperation Treaty.

Firms with Macedonia-related names need to clinch rights

The name "Macedonia" features in various forms in the brands of 182 Greek businesses across all sectors - with 39 in the food and agricultural sector - while over 4,000 businesses use the term to describe one or more of their products. The ratification of the Prespes deal between Athens and Skopje has raised questions about what the future hold for them.

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov Will Meet Zoran Zaev on February 4th in Sofia

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev, who is visiting Sofia on February 4th, reported the Bulgarian National Radio. 

They will discuss the development of cooperation in various sectors, infrastructure and transport projects and the implementation of the Friendship, Neighborhood and Cooperation Treaty.

Gruevski Fled Macedonia 'to Avoid Assassination'

In his first TV appearance since he escaped from Macedonia to Hungary in November last year, former Macedonian prime minister and former VMRO DPMNE party leader Nikola Gruevski said he fled from Macedonia after "reliable sources" warned him that the new government was plotting to assassinate him.

Macedonia's FM: Bulgaria's PM Borisov Gave Impetus to our EU Integration

"Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave the first impetus for all the support we received for our Euro-Atlantic integration: His message was: Europe helped us, now we help our neighbours." With these words, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, addressed Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ekaterina Zaharieva, reports

Stoltenberg: FYROM accession to NATO on Wednesday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has tweeted that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, soon to be renamed North Macedonia, will sign its accession protocol to NATO on Wednesday, Feb. 6..


The BSMEPA and BASSCOM Partners in Organizing a Bilateral ICT orum

A partnership with BSMEPA in organizing a Bulgarian-Macedonian ICT Business Forum was discussed by the Executive Director of the Agency Dr. Boyko Takov and the BASSCOM Executive Director Mrs. Maya Marinova and Mr. Georgi Brashnarov, a member of the Management Board.

BSMEPA Initiates a Meeting of Partner Organizations from the Western Balkans

A meeting took place in BSMEPA between Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director and HE Mr. Massato Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria, Mr. Hidea Kobayashi, Coordinator of the JICA project for the Western Balkans and Ms. Aoi Yamagishi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.

Students remove plates from FYROM car at name deal protest

Students at a rally in Thessaloniki on Thursday against the Prespes name agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia removed the license plates from a car from the neighboring country that was in a central parking lot.

The plates carried the country code MK, standing for Macedonia, and SK for Skopje.

FYROM parliament rejects request for 2nd name referendum

The Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has rejected a diaspora group's request for a second referendum on a deal to rename the country North Macedonia in exchange for NATO and potentially European Union membership.

Zaev's choice of words irks Athens

The Greek government is concerned by the insistence of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on calling his country "Macedonia" following Greece's approval last week of the Prespes deal changing the country's name to North Macedonia, but is expecting a shift in stance when the change is formalized, Kathimerini understands. 

Serbia starts new investment cycle

The IMF mission is led by James Roaf.

The talks dealt with the realization of infrastructure projects and the projects planned within the new investment cycle, the Serbian government announced.