Latest News from Macedonia

The Presidency Meeting on Bilateral Relations with Skopje Began

The Presidency holds an advisory meeting on the topic: Review of the bilateral relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Northern Macedonia in the context of the results of the work of the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Committee on Historical and Educational Affairs and the expected invitation to the Republic of Northern Macedonia for accession to the European Union.

President Convenes Consultative Meeting on Relations with Northern Macedonia

President Rumen Radev convenes a consultative meeting to discuss the results of the work of the Joint Committee on Historical and Educational Affairs between Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia.

Prior to the invitation to Skopje to begin EU membership talks, the head of state requested that Bulgarian support should not be at the expense of native history, language and identity.

NSI: A Record Number of Foreigners Visited Bulgaria in August

In August 2019, the number of trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad decreased slightly from the record high in July, but the visits of foreigners to our country reached a new historical peak, data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) show.

More than 750,000 Bulgarians Traveled Abroad in August

In August, 755.4 thousand Bulgarians traveled abroad, which is 2.5% more than in the same month of 2018, according to data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Doctor lightly injured by falling plaster in Veria hospital

A doctor sustained leg injuries when chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling of his office at the General Nephrology Clinic in the town of Veria, central Macedonia, on Wednesday, reports said.
According to local newspaper Laos, this was the third such incident in the hospital. Five years ago, a large chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling in the manager's office.

Four Foreign Ministers Supported the Western Balkans Accession Negotiations

We reaffirm our strong support for a credible perspective on the accession of the Western Balkan countries and their future in the EU. We firmly believe that EU enlargement is a mutually beneficial process for both the EU and the Western Balkans, and is a strategic investment in the security, stability and prosperity of Europe.

Dendias discusses North Macedonia, Albania with Balkan counterparts

The foreign ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania discussed the upcoming talks at the European Council about the possibility of agreeing to launch membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York.

EU must give Albania, North Macedonia the green light

The announcement of the European Council's decision on accession talks for North Macedonia and Albania is expected at the European Union summit next month, and its outgoing president, Donald Tusk, visited both Tirana and Skopje last week.

Head of State: We Need a Global Consensus Against Corruption

The fight against corruption and extremism is at the forefront.

Security, defense money and the need for a global stance against corruption are key topics in President Rumen Radev's speech at the UN Sustainable Development Forum.

New Greek PM Pledges to Respect Macedonia Deal

At his first meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev in New York, the new Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said he would never have signed the historic 2018 deal with Macedonia - but would honour it nevertheless.

Cyprus, North Macedonia pledge closer ties

The development of bilateral relations between Cyprus and North Macedonia was the focus of a meeting between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

Mitsotakis to Zaev: I would never have signed the Prespes deal

In his first meeting with North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev since being elected, Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would have not have signed the Prespes accord if he had been in power in 2018 when the deal was inked, according to government sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency Tuesday.

Mitsotakis to Zaev: I would not have signed the Prespes deal

In his first meeting with North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev since being elected, Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would not have signed the Prespes accord if he had been in power in 2018 when the deal was inked, according to government sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency Tuesday.

Greek PM to address East Med concerns, investments in talks with US president

Rising tension with Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and the new Greek government's efforts to attract more foreign investments are expected to top the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York.

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