Balkan countries

North Macedonia Government Ranks First in Openness index of Western Balkans

According to the latest Openness Index, which ranked the governments and parliaments in four countries from the Western Balkans - North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Government of North Macedonia was ranked first on the list, while the country's Parliament was ranked third, meta.mk reported.

Bulgaria Is Late to Explain Its Position on N.Macedonia Says Diplomat

Too late Bulgaria began to explain its own position towards North Macedonia, as it should have been clear to our European partners some time ago. Bulgaria has made mistakes in building this policy. Bulgarian conditions and requirements had to be stated in the 90s.

This was the comment of Bobi Bobev, a diplomat and former Bulgarian ambassador to Kosovo and Albania.

Immediate Solution to Dispute Between Sofia and Skopje is Impossible

Immediate decisions cannot be made to resolve the dispute between Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, because Bulgaria is facing parliamentary and presidential elections. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the end of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Slovenia.

Vučić: "I was hoping that we would reach an agreement with Priština"

He reiterated in Nis that the dialogue that was held yesterday in Brussels between the two delegations was unsuccessful.
"We never condition talks and dialogue under the auspices of the EU, this is for us something that is basic and to which we are committed," Vucic mentioned.

Serbia’s Threat to Balkan Security Requires Coordinated Response

What remains unclear is what can be done about it. 

Joint declaration denouncing Serbia's irredentist aims

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (C), Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (L) and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (R) shake hands after the press conference. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC.

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