Macedonia

President Radev Held Video Call with President of EU Parliament Sassoli

On June 9, Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev held a video conference with European Parliament President David Sassoli.

During the conversation, initiated by the President of the European Parliament, the two discussed measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, as well as topics on the EU agenda with a focus on enlargement policy.

North Macedonia Opposition Threatens More Roadblocks Over Bulgaria Talks

North Macedonia's main opposition VMRO DPMNE party on Wednesday pledged to continue daily roadblocks until the Social Democratic government of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev "comes clean" over its ongoing talks with neighbouring Bulgaria over their history dispute.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Foreign Minister Participates in Berlin Process Video Summit

"The European perspective continues to be a major driver of change in the Western Balkan countries and young people and the civil society in these countries play a key  role in this process," said caretaker Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev on Tuesday.

Caretaker Foreign Minister Discussed Bulgaria’s Priority Matters with EU Ambassadors

Caretaker Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev discussed on Monday with the ambassadors of EU Member States to Bulgaria priority matters on the Union's agenda, including the post-Covid recovery and the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, environment and climate issues, migration, and EU enlargement, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

North Macedonia’s Premier Ready to Bend Knees to Sofia But Not Sacrifice Identity and Language

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said he is ready to beg for a solution in Sofia, but is not prepared to sacrifice the Macedonian identity and language, adding that if the dialogue with Bulgaria is successful, talks may be held as early as 23 June.

"Greece to recognize Kosovo? No way"

The former MP, otherwise a member of Prime Minister Mitsotakis' New Democracy, based his assessment on talks with several ministers from the Greek government.
"History, faith and friendship bind us to Serbia. I believe in the government of Prime Minister Mitsotakis, which keeps its old friends and makes new ones," said Mayor of Katerini Koukidimos.

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