Latest News from Macedonia

NATO air policing discussed between Skopje and Sofia

North Macedonia's NATO air policing program is reportedly being discussed by Skopje and Sofia as part of the bid to find common ground that will resolve a conflict between the two neighboring countries that has led Bulgaria to raise obstacles to North Macedonia's European Union accession.

Editorial: Shadows and whispers

The deadly second wave of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Northern Greece, which is characterised by a super spread of the virus, took public health authorities by surprise, devastated local hospitals, and to a large extent changed the epidemiological picture of the country as a whole, stirring heightened concern in the population.

The Sofia-Skopje rivalry and NATO

Bulgaria's insistence on blocking European Union accession talks with North Macedonia risks creating another fissure in NATO's southeastern flank. Two of its member-states - Greece and Turkey - are already deeply divided and now two more appear headed for a collision, over a two-century-old controversy on ethnic grounds.

North Macedonia’s Digital Paradox – More Information, Less Memory

A similar problem, to a lesser extent, appears when searching for news reports from May 5, 2015.

That was when the then opposition Social Democrats in North Macedonia published wiretapped recordings suggesting that police and top officials might have been involved in a police cover-up of the brutal murder of a young man, Martin Neskovski.

VMRO-DPMNE Stages Protest in Skopje, Demand Resignation of Premier Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE Stages Protest in Skopje, Demand Resignation of Premier Zaev

VMRO - DPNE (The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity) organized a protest rally in Skopje which demanded resignation of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Nova TV reported.  

North Macedonia PM’s Remarks About History Hit a Nerve

An interview that North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev gave Bulgarian news agency BGNES, published on Wedensday - in which he suggested that Bulgaria had not been occupying force in today's North Macedonia during World War II, has hit raw nerve in his own country.

Bulgarian Church Honors St. Kliment Ochridski Today

Today, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Kliment Ochridski - one of the most important Bulgarian medieval writers, founder of the Ochrid Literary School and key figure in the formation of the Old Bulgarian Language.

UN General Assembly adopts resolution 'Cooperation between the UN and Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization'

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, the biennial resolution entitled 'Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization.' The draft resolution was introduced to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly by Romania, in its capacity as Chairman-in-Office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC

Humans infect animals at mink farms; mass culls avoided

Coronavirus cases have been spreading fast among workers at mink farms in the province of Western Macedonia, the hub of Greece's fur industry. Authorities believe it is the humans infecting the mink and not vice versa. So far, both authorities and owners agree that there should be no mass slaughter of animals as happened in Denmark.

Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World

On 23 November Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World


This morning capital Bulgaria's capital Sofia is in the red air pollution sector. The fine particulate matter indicator is 59.2 μg/m³, according to the Sofia Air Quality Index, BGNES reports.