Latest News from Macedonia

Intensive Traffic at Kulata and Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoints

Traffic on the Bulgarian-Greek border at Kulata border checkpoint is intense for all cars. The traffic is also intense on Bulgaria's border with Turkey, at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. This was reported by DG Border Police.

The Fires along the Border with Northern Macedonia Are Increasing

More than one hundred forest fires have been registered since the beginning of the year on the territory of the Southwest State Enterprise. The incendiaries on our border with Northern Macedonia is increasing.

Cheaper Roaming From Today Between the Western Balkan Countries

From July 2021, charges will be completely eliminated, writes NOVA TV.

Prices for roaming services between Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be down by 27% today, and by July 2021, they will be completely eliminated.

Dangerous Illusions and Unholy Alliances

Unholy Ties

The new Moldovan government led by Maia Sandu seems to be one of contradictions. It is in the rather rare position of being both pro-EU and pro-Russian at once by virtue of the parties which comprise it.

4.6% Growth of Bulgarians' Trips Abroad

The number of trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad in May 2019 was 762.1 thousand, or 4.6% above those registered in May 2018, NSI reported, quoted by BNT.

Boyko Borissov and Zoran Zaev Will Meet in Plovdiv

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia will meet in Plovdiv.

The second economic forum in the city will bring together Boyko Borissov and Zoran Zaev. The two of them will meet after the exacerbation of the relations between the two countries due to historical disputes around the figure of Gotse Delchev.

Cheaper Roaming for the Countries of the Western Balkans

Roaming charges between Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina in July will be reduced by 27% and will have to be dropped completely in 2021, according to the recently signed Regional Roaming Treaty between the Western Balkan countries.

More than 50% of Bulgarians Are Satisfied with Their Salary

More than half of Bulgarians are satisfied with their salary, and 70% are satisfied with their work. The data is from two studies by Gallup International provided for the Bulgarian National Television and the broadcast # Europe.

It turns out that Bulgarians are more satisfied with their wages and work than average people in the world. 

Long-Dead Hero’s Memory Tests Bulgarian-North Macedonian Reconciliation

Shared hero becomes bone of contention:

The feud erupted on June 9, when Bulgaria's nationalist Defence Minister, Krasimir Karakachanov, also leader of the junior right-wing coalition party, VMRO, warned that the work of the joint history committee had "stalled" over the issue of Gotse Delchev.

Pyatt speaks of US interest in local ports

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt on Friday stressed American enterprises' interest in Greek privatizations, especially in ports.

Addressing a conference on mineral wealth, the US diplomat said American companies are hoping to penetrate Greece and make the most of privatization opportunities, citing port sell-offs, energy and the sectors of education and technology.

Hot and Combustible

The Agony of Choice

Croatia's presidential election is not due before the second half of December, but the field of (self-declared) candidates is already getting crowded. Aside from the obvious, incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, former Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has also decided to throw his hat into the ring.

Greece faced with threat of future desertification

The Eastern Mediterranean and Greece run the risk of desertification over coming decades according to climate experts who spoke to Kathimerini on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on Monday.

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