North Macedonia

How to Understand France’s ‘Bad Cop’ Role in the Balkans

Fourth, Paris took the opportunity at the summit to publish a new national strategy for the Western Balkan region, acknowledging a retreat and a lack of interest over the last decade after strong involvement in the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s with NATO's Kosovo force KFOR in particular.

North Macedonia President Rejects Allegations Against Intelligence Chief

President Stevo Pendarovski defended Erol Musliu on Thursday, calling him a "a top professional", after the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI party, the junior partner in North Macedonia's ruling coalition, criticised his appointment as the new National Intelligence Agency chief.

Emerging Europe Declares 2019 Prizewinners of its Annual Remarkable Achievement Awards

The World Bank's CEO Kristalina Georgieva and two incumbent prime ministers, Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Zoran Zaev of North Macedonia, have been selected as the beneficiaries of Emerging Europe's Remarkable Achievement Awards for 2019.

EU Attention Finally Rests on the Balkans Amid Growing Chinese Influence

There are currently five major Balkan candidates for EU enlargement: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia and Turkey. While talks with Turkey have stuttered, the remaining countries could prove pivotal for the EU to continue its policy of enlargement of its union of democratic markets.

Greece flies first fighter jet over North Macedonia

Greece on Tuesday conducted its first fighter jet flight over North Macedonia, in a mission that was carried out by an F-16 from the Hellenic Tactical Air Force's 110 Combat Wing, based in Larissa.

The purpose of the mission was to locate any radar blank sectors and to test the compatibility of reconnaissance systems.

Greeks start patrolling sky over North Macedonia

North Macedonia-based Plus Info website is reporting on Tuesday that the goal of the flyovers was to check the communication and radar coverage of the North Macedonia airspace.

This serves to prepare and fulfill the conditions of North Macedonia's future full-fledged membership in NATO and its "collective security system," the North Macedonia Ministry of Defense has announced.