Latest News from Macedonia

"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.

Tsipras sees Greek upgrade

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted on Friday after the European Union summit in Brussels that despite Europe's difficulties, Greece has, through the sacrifices of its people, upgraded its prestige and its role in international developments and has surprised its EU partners with the performance of its economy.

North Macedonia: Three candidates in presidential race

Election authorities in North Macedonia say three people, including a law professor who is the country's first female candidate, will run for president of the newly renamed country in April 21 elections.

World Happiness Report: Bulgaria is Ranked 97th in the World

Bulgaria is ranked 97th in the world in happiness between Cameroon and Ghana, being more unhappy than almost all Balkan countries, according to World Happiness Report 2019, quoted by

Many foreigners who visit our country mark a very repulsive trait in the Bulgarians - always complaining about everything and its pessimism.

EU eyes June to begin membership talks with North Macedonia

The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc aims to begin membership talks with North Macedonia in June, after the country lifted the biggest obstacle to joining by changing its name last month.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that "our joint objective is to have a green light in June to start negotiations."

Russia recognizes North Macedonia, as old feud rekindles

As Moscow recognized the Republic of North Macedonia by its new official name Monday, Panos Kammenos and Nikos Kotzias picked up their bickering over the so-called Prespes accord again.

Strict customs rules on North Macedonia

The head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Giorgos Pitsilis, has issued clear guidelines to all Greek customs offices over how they should deal with transactions between Greece and North Macedonia from now on.

Russia recognises North Macedonia by new constitutional name

The Russian Federation has recognised the Republic of North Macedonia by its new constitutional name.
Russia was the first major power to recognise the country by its constitutional name of Republic of Macedonia in August, 1992 after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

BGN 4 Billion are Needed for all Strategic Railway Projects in Bulgaria

The necessary budget for the realization of all strategic railway projects in Bulgaria after 2021 is 4 billion levs. This was announced by the Minister of Transport Rosen Zhelyazkov during a working breakfast with representatives of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Austrian Commercial Representation in Bulgaria.

For 2 Years, the Registered Growth of Foreign Direct Investment Exceeds BGN 1 billion

For two years, the registered growth of foreign direct investment exceeds BGN 1 billion. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Economy Alexander Manolev during a forum "Europe and Business: Economy, Youth Entrepreneurship and Cross-Border Cooperation" organized by Entrepreneurs - GERB in Rousse.

The Bulgarian "Euroins" Buys Four ERGO Companies

Euroins Insurance Group has concluded an agreement to acquire four insurance companies in three European countries - Romania, the Czech Republic and Belarus, the company said. The companies are subsidiaries of the German ERGO - one of the leading insurance groups in Europe and part of Munich Re, which is one of the world's largest reinsurance companies, reports

Probe ordered into video of singing army parachutist

Greek military authorities on Friday ordered an investigation into a video posted on social media by a cadet at the army's Parachutist School, in which he is seen singing a song about Macedonia during a practice jump.

Fourth-century fountain to return to public view

An enormous public fountain from late antiquity - one of the most impressive finds during excavations in 2018 for the construction of the Thessaloniki metro - will form the centerpiece of a new archaeological site in the heart of the northern port city, according to reports.