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Government Approves Minutes of Meeting of Intergovernmental Commission between Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has approved the minutes of the first meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission between Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia held on 10 June in Sofia. The commission was established under Article 12 of the treaty of friendship between Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia, signed on 1 August 2017 in Skopje, said the government press office.

Pranked North Macedonia PM Defends His Gullibility

Zoran Zaev said on Tuesday that he sees no reason for resignation as a lengthy telephone conversation published last night on YouTube by the Russian pranksters reveals no state secrets, sensitive information or harms national interests in any other way.

North Macedonia PM congratulates Mitsotakis on election win

North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has congratulated New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his election victory.
"Congratulations for the election victory to the new PM of Greece," Zaev said in a tweet Monday. "I wish prosperity to Greece and to the Greek people. We hope to continue the cooperation between North Macedonia and Greece," he said.

The Serbian Ambassador Summoned by Foreign Ministry after Comments towards Bulgarian PM

At the request of Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, the ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Bulgaria will be called on Monday at the Foreign Ministry. The reason is the comment of the Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Poznan.

UNESCO Gives North Macedonia Deadline to Protect Ohrid

The UN cultural organisation UNESCO meeting at its 43rd session in Baku, Azerbaijan, has ordered North Macedonia to take measures to properly protect the heritage of the lakeside city of Ohrid - or be added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger.

Ekaterina Zaharieva: Bulgaria and northern Macedonia are Likely to Receive a Joint Presidency of the Berlin Process Next Year

,,Bulgaria and northern Macedonia are likely to receive a joint presidency of the Berlin process next year'', Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva confirmed at the Poznań summit.

 Zaharieva reminded that our country is not formally part of the Berlin process since the initiative in 2014 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Western Balkans Summit Debates Underway in Poznań

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva participated in a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Berlin Process. The initiative was launched in August 2014.

Participants in the process are the countries of the Western Balkans and EU Member States, including Bulgaria.

Schaeuble lauds Tsipras' statesmanship in deal with North Macedonia

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' success in unblocking relations with North Macedonia and clinching the Prespes accord showed statesmanship, the head of the German Parliament Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an article in newspaper Die Zeit, published on Wednesday.

Tsipras seeks quid pro quo for Greece's support of EU candidates

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras demanded assurances from Europe's socialist leaders, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in particular, on a series of issues in exchange for Greece's support for their candidates for the bloc's top jobs, government sources said on Wednesday.

Russia Still Has Cards to Play in North Macedonia

In geopolitical terms, unlike many other Balkan countries, especially Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia did not see North Macedonia as part of its immediate strategic interests in the region.

Angela Merkel: We Are Firmly Behind the European Perspective For the Western Balkans

EU postpones decision to start accession talks with Albania and northern Macedonia mid-month, writes NOVA TV. 

,,Germany firmly stands behind the European perspective for the Western Balkans and supports the countries in the region in their reform efforts.'' This was announced by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet.