"Is this a democratic way to solve a problem?" Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov remarked on the name deal between Greece and North Macedonia during an interview with Kathimerini on the sidelines of the Delphi Economic Forum earlier this month.
Vucic said NATO's 1999 bombing of Serbia was a difficult and terrible time for the country, while a symbol of everything that NATO called collateral damage - was the suffering of children. Asked about his memories of that time, the president told reporters in Belgrade:
The head of Serbian diplomacy finds it incomprehensible that no embassies here, and the EU, made a statement about these events. (Later in the day on Monday an EU spokesperson did react to the incident at public broadcaster RTS on Saturday and at the protest in front of the Presidency on Sunday).
As Macedonians celebrate Trimery, an Orthodox Christian holiday marking the beginning of Lent, members of a dance group performs at the closing of the Strumica carnival in its namesake town in southeastern North Macedonia on March 9. Photo: EPA/Georgi Licovski.