Regions

North Macedonia Must Reform its Squalid Prisons Before Joining EU

But with no new conditions announced, or targets set, all eyes were on the publication of the European Commission's package of country reports on the progress made by the candidate countries - including North Macedonia.

Among the Western Balkan states, North Macedonia has overcome several hurdles to become a leading candidate country for joining the EU.

Bulgarians in Macedonia: At the Census we were Insulted and Recorded as Macedonians

"Citizens who declared themselves Bulgarians were regularly and directly insulted and belittled by enumerators, instructors and other members of the enumeration commissions."

This is what the Ivan Mihailov Cultural Center in Bitola is warning about on the occasion of the census in North Macedonia, which ended on September 30th.

Diplomatic Offensive in Brno Inspires Hopes for Solution of Bulgaria-North Macedonia Dispute over Nm EU Acession

European leaders organised two meetings between Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev and North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev within a few hours in Brdo, on Wednesday, the Bulgarian presidency has announced.

What does the EU document say? Point 3 contains a special surprise

The first point confirms the unequivocal enlargement strategy, and a small surprise is in the item number three, according to the Belgrade media.
Although it was previously announced that EU support will not be on the table in front of the region's leaders, the opposite has happened.

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