North Macedonia president sees Western Balkans as European security ‘soft spot’

North Macedonia's president described the Western Balkans on Tuesday as a soft spot in Europe's security architecture and ripe for potential influence campaigns by Russia.

"The soft spot in Europe's architecture and danger from the Kremlin is the Western Balkans," President Stevo Pendarovski told an event at the World Economic Forum.

Mitsotakis: No stepping back from construction of border fence

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed he will not "step back from the protection of the [country's] borders and the safety of people living in border areas," during a speech at an event in the northeastern city of Komotini.

The premier was presenting the government's development plan for Eastern Macedonia and Thrace during a visit to the region.

Macedonian Cultural Club was Opened Today in Bulgaria – Without Provocations or Hatred

A Macedonian cultural club was opened today in Blagoevgrad. Unlike the opening of the Bulgarian clubs in North Macedonia ("Tsar Boris" III in Ohrid and "Ivan Mihailov" in Bitola), everything happened without provocations from the Bulgarian side.

After the Fall of the Bulgarian Veto, the EU will send Border Guards to North Macedonia

The European Union will send officers from its Frontex border agency to help Macedonian border guards fight illegal migrants after signing an agreement on October 20 to do so.

So far, it has been blocked by Bulgaria's veto on North Macedonia's EU integration, as Sofia did not allow the agreement to be signed in the Macedonian language.