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The leaders of both Albania and North Macedonia say they believe that the European Union will decide in June to open membership talks with them.
North Macedonias Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who on Wednesday was in Tirana to meet with his counterpart Edi Rama, said they expect "the EU to take a positive stand on our two countries ... so that we fulfil this strategic goal."
"Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to have a pacemaker installed.
A hospital statement says Theodorakis, who is 94, had the operation Friday and is recuperating in his room.
Theodorakis won international acclaim and inspired millions at home with his prolific work and political defiance during Greece's 1967-74 military dictatorship.
During his apostolic trip to Bulgaria from 5 to 7 May this year. Pope Francis will visit Sofia and Rakovski, and then on May 7 he will travel to Skopje, the presidential press service announced.
The press service of the Holy See has published on Thursday a working version of the pope's program in Bulgaria and northern Macedonia.
Local businesses in Dobrich are deepening cooperation and look at markets in Kazakhstan, Mayor Yordan Yordanov told Focus Radio after yesterday's meeting of the local government and businesses with Kazakhstan's Ambassador, Temirtay Izbastin. The aim was to present Kazakhstan as a potential new market to small, medium and major businesses in Dobrich.