Latest News from Macedonia

Cautious interest in Porto Carras resort

The ongoing process for the selection of a buyer for the Porto Carras holiday resort at Halkidiki, central Macedonia, has been attracting serious interest, although investors appear cautious for now, given the previous failure in 2014.

Albania, North Macedonia hope Europe launches accession talks

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 Theodorakis undergoes surgery

"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.

On May 5 Pope Francis will Address Millions of Catholics Around the World from Sofia

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.

Businesses from Dobrich Deepen Cooperation and Look at Markets in Kazakhstan

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.

North Macedonia to rename state-funded bodies, keep anthem

Newly renamed North Macedonia's government says 136 state-funded institutions will adjust their names in the next four months under a historic deal the country struck with neighboring Greece last year.

Sofia and Skopje with a Joint Exhibition of Archaeological Discoveries

The government has approved a draft contract between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Northern Macedonia for the organization of a joint exhibition "100 years Trebenishte", which will take place in Skopje.

Hahn: Name deal could have ‘domino effect’ in the region

Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner responsible for relations with countries that aspire to join the bloc," has expressed the hope that the recent name deal between Greece and North Macedonia, could have a "domino effect" in the Balkan peninsula.

Gov’t mulling tactics to appease northern Greece

With elections looming, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his aides are reportedly examining ways of stemming resentment in northern Greece toward the government over the Prespes agreement that resolved the name dispute with North Macedonia.

"No red lines for Kosovo; Reeker doesn't have solution"

In an interview for the Belgrade-based tabloid Kurir, Scott said that "any solution agreed on by both parties will be supported, one that can be implemented and be lasting."

ANEL set to announce Baltakos as MEP candidate

Panayiotis Baltakos, an ultra-conservative senior official in the New Democracy government of Antonis Samaras, will stand as a candidate for Independent Greeks (ANEL) in the upcoming European Parliament elections, reports said Wednesday.
His candidacy was expected to be confirmed later Wednesday.