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North Macedonia Fails to Lower Road Death Rate

They compared well to the deadliest year in a while, 2013, which saw 199 road deaths.

However, over a decade, the country has made no real progress and is just back where it started.

According to European Commission data on road deaths in the 28 member states for last year, 25,100 people died on European roads in 2018, representing a rate of 49 casualties per 1 million people.

North Macedonia Would-be Presidents Hunt Undecided Voters

Pendarovski's slogan, "Forward Together", and Siljanovska's slogan, "Justice for Macedonia - the Fatherland Calls", reflect these two opposed narratives.

But both blocs share one common a concern - that not enough undecided voters will support either contestant.

Their absence on April 21 could put the required electoral threshold for the election, of 40 per cent, in jeopardy.

PAOK's title party gets postponed

The White Tower in central Thessaloniki was ready for the party. The flag and scarf sellers and the kebab makers had set up shop from the afternoon on Sunday. The TV crews were picking their best angles from the spot where the PAOK following would converge to celebrate the club's first league trophy in 34 years.

Serbia Under Bulgarian Occupation: Documenting WWI Crimes

The central topic of Pisarri's book, which he developed out of his PhD thesis and which was originally published in Italian, is crimes against Serbian civilians in the part of the Kingdom of Serbia that was occupied by Bulgaria in 1915. The book will be issued in a Serbian translation this autumn.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister on NATO: Nothing can Destroy an Alliance that is Based on Values

Bulgaria's place in NATO, the challenges facing the Alliance and the achievements of the military alliance are the main topics that ministers, presidents, military and ambassadors are discussing at an international conference in Sofia. The forum is organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Diplomatic Institute and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

US Embassy responds to ‘meddling’ allegations

The US Embassy on Wednesday responded to an op/ed in Greek diaspora newspaper The National Herald (Ethnikos Kyrix) calling for the "transfer" of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt from his post in Athens on the grounds of his alleged interference in domestic affairs.

Political row heats up over Novartis affair, as case starts to crumble

Opposition New Democracy on Tuesday accused the leftist-led government of fabricating the alleged Novartis bribery scandal to divert the public's attention from the controversial name deal signed last year with North Macedonia.

Has the Prespes accord increased nationalist sentiments?

In the summer of 2018, the prime ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev respectively, signed the historical Prespes agreement, whereby FYROM would be renamed North Macedonia.

Greek police, migrants clash for third day

Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Bulgaria Strengthened Border Patrols over Situation with Migrants in Greece

Because of the situation in Greece, Bulgaria has already strengthened the border patrols, Bulgaria's Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told journalists in Parliament on 5th of April. According to him, our country has an action plan in case tensions escalate, reports BNT. 

Fake news drives migrants to northern Greece

Riot police officers were dispatched to the Diavata reception center near Thessaloniki Thursday after hundreds of migrants gathered there in response to social media posts urging them to try to push through Greece's border with North Macedonia with a view to crossing a series of closed Balkan borders and reaching prosperous countries in Western Europe.

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