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FAQs: The Greece-FYROM name deal

The ratification of the Prespes agreement signals a new chapter for both Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and also raises a series of questions regarding the future of the two countries. Here, we address some of these questions and attempt to provide some answers.

1. How does the agreement relate to FYROM's NATO bid?

BSMEPA Initiates a Meeting of Partner Organizations from the Western Balkans

A meeting took place in BSMEPA between Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director and HE Mr. Massato Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria, Mr. Hidea Kobayashi, Coordinator of the JICA project for the Western Balkans and Ms. Aoi Yamagishi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.

FYROM can expect NATO invite in 'short time,' says Stoltenberg

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) can expect an invitation to join the North Atlantic alliance soon, after Greece ratified the Prespes agreement changing its name to "North Macedonia," the head of NATO was quoted as saying on Monday.

Tesla Makes Charging Stations in the Balkans, but Ignores Bulgaria

Some time ago, Tesla promised that in 2019 it will cover the whole of Europe with its supercharging charging stations to extend "from Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey." The expansion of Musk's company is mainly focused on Central and Western Europe, where dozens of similar facilities already exist, but it also covers the Balkans.

Montenegro Jails Crime Reporter for Drug Trafficking

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Tuesday sentenced investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic to one and a half years in prison for alleged drug trafficking and membership in a criminal organisation.

Martinovic told BIRN that the verdict was politically motivated and not based on facts.

Do Paris and Hague think South East Europe is Europe?

Kneissl told a press conference summarizing her country's foreign policy in 2018 that she was satisfied with the fact that during Vienna's EU presidency, new chapters were opened in Serbia's and Montenegro's EU accession negotiations.

More than 40,000 Albanians ready to leave Kosovo - report

Albanian language website is reporting this.

According to the website, almost 40,000 people are currently waiting for the German embassy to reply to their applications to be granted working visas, so they can leave Kosovo as soon as possible.

Putin's decree awards Order of Alexander Nevsky to Vucic

This was announced on the Kremlin website on Monday, January 7.

"Aleksandar Vucic awarded for his great personal contribution to the development of multilateral cooperation with the Russian Federation," a press release said.

This is a top Russian accolade, given to a Serb for the first time in nearly 100 years.

"Let's open borders between Montenegro, Serbia, and RS"

The initiative by these two opposition politicians in Montenegro is addressed at Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Milorad Dodik.

Would Macedonian PM open border with Serbia and Bulgaria?

Rama previously said that "besides the border with Kosovo" he wants to also open Albania's borders with Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.

Zaev stated on Thursday that he would "do the same, because it would benefit the region," the website is reporting.

"I would immediately open all borders," the Macedonian PM is quoted as saying.