Macedonia

Two Greeks seen behind Europe-wide illegal TV streaming platform

Two Greeks aged 27 and 31 are suspected of being the brains behind a Europe-wide illegal television streaming platform believed to be responsible for causing an estimated 6.5 million euros' worth of damage to licensed pay-TV providers, Greece's Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Thursday.

EU's Tusk: North Macedonia is ready for EU membership talks

European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with neighboring Greece to change its name.
Tusk spoke Tuesday during a visit to Skopje, where he met with President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

EU official: North Macedonia ready for EU membership talks

European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with neighboring Greece to change its name.
Tusk spoke Tuesday during a visit to Skopje, where he met with President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

Migrant stowaways ride Greek freight trains seeking escape to north

The unassuming freight train rumbles across the countryside in northern Greece, but a moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures hiding between its wagons.

Migrant stowaways crouch on the couplers. The monotonous clickety-clack of the wheels speeding over the iron tracks makes them drowsy, or it could be the heat and wind in their faces.

DefMin Les discusses with North Macedonia counterpart development of bilateral cooperation in defence area

The development of bilateral cooperation relations in the defence area between Romania and the Republic of North Macedonia was included on the agenda of the meeting which Romanian National Defence Minister Gabriel Les had on Wednesday with his North Macedonian counterpart, a release of the National Defence Ministry (MApN) informed.

Northern Macedonia Expects to Receive a Start Date For Talks with the EU

Northern Macedonia expects to receive a start date for talks with the European Union in October, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said.

For Reuters, he explained that this step is important so as not to discourage Balkan governments wishing to reform or young people who are otherwise seeking a "European way of life" elsewhere.

Informal meeting between Mitsotakis, Borissov canceled

An informal meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov, originally scheduled for Wednesday evening in Athens, has been canceled, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency reports.
The Bulgarian premier is on a private visit to Athens, the report said.

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