Ohrid – President Borut Pahor made a case for the EU’s rapid enlargement to Western Balkans as he addressed the Prespa Forum Dialogue on Friday, arguing that this was in the interest of the EU and would strengthen the bloc as well as the region.
The president said continued enlargement was instrumental to the stability and prosperity of Western Balkans.
Thousands of people attended the Pride parade in North Macedonia's capital on Saturday, which started at noon in the park in front of the national assembly in the centre of Skopje.
Livening up the otherwise sun-drenched and almost deserted city streets, the parade's participants and supporters strolled through the city centre and gathered in Skopje's main park.
North Macedonia and Turkey are part of the "United Europe" project, the North Macedonian president has said.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the three-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum which closed on Sunday, Stevo Pendarovski said: "Unfortunately, our common European stories are not so successful and good to hear."
While Bulgaria is making efforts to improve relations with North Macedonia, the Russian embassy in Skopje issued a message that could only be seen as a provocation in Sofia.
24 May is celebrated in several countries, including Bulgaria, Russia and North Macedonia, as the day of the Saint Brothers Cyril and Methodius and of the Cyrillic script.