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Freedom House's Nations in Transit Seeks Analytical Briefs on Macedonia and the EU.

Press ReleasesFreedom House's Nations in Transit Seeks Analytical Briefs on Macedonia and the EUSeptember 18, 2017Freedom House's Nations in Transit seeks proposals from scholars, researchers and think tanks based in any country for forward-looking briefs on the following themes.

- Freedom House - US

More Macedonians Feel Country is Stable, Survey Shows.

Since the new government was formed, Macedonians feel significantly more optimistic about their political situation and EU membership prospects, a new survey reveals.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Pen knife and pepper spray land suspect with criminal record.

A penknife and pepper spray found in the possession of a suspected thief landed the man in court today, where he was condemned to a suspended jail term and fined €58. Trajan Bodganovski's plea that he was carrying the knife and spray for self-defence after he was assaulted a few days ago did not wash with the court, with ...

- - MT

Albanian Parties Face High Stakes in Macedonia Polls.

The local elections in Macedonia will not only be an important test of strength for the two main Macedonian parties, but for the Albanian bloc as well.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bulgaria and Macedonia to Discuss Cooperation in the Military Sphere.

Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov will discuss issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation in the military sphere with Macedonia's Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska in Skopje today, reported Mediapool. Minister Karakachanov will raise the question of holding a joint exercise between the special forces of the two ...

- Novinite - BG

The week's best photojournalism.

Sunflowers wilt during a heatwave near the village of Kamen Brag, Bulgaria. | A capsized boat adrift in the Florida Keys. | A Rohingya Muslim girl holds her few-hours-old brother as doctors check her mother in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. | People take pictures from the campus of Pepperdine University as the sun ...

- The Week - US

Oil Spill Approaches the Shores of Athens.

Greek authorities have urged local residents and tourists to avoid visiting some of the most popular beaches around the capital Athens because of an oil spill from a sunken tanker approaching the coast, Macedonian electronic edition "Standard" said, quoted by FOCUS News agency. Small oil spots near the beaches of Glyfada ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece: Police detain 2 Turks entering country illegally.

Greek police say they have detained two Turkish men who crossed into the country illegally from Macedonia, and arrested a Macedonian man accused of smuggling them into Greece.

- FOX News - US

Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in tandem.

Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece rumbles on, its foreign minister said. Greece has vetoed the ex-Yugoslav republic's attempts to join both the EU and Nato because it says the name Macedonia implies a ...

- - MT

Dozens Protest In Skopje Against Macedonia's Albanian Language Bill.

More than 100 people gathered in front of Macedonia's parliament to protest against a draft law to extend the official use of Albanian language to the entire country, as lawmakers started debating the bill.

- Radio Free Europe - US

In the Period January - July 2017 the Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Increased by 18.9%.

In the period January - July 2017 Bulgarian exports to third countries increased by 18.9% in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year and amounted to BGN 10 304.5 Million, according to data of the National Statistical Institute . Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, the Russian Federation, ...

- Novinite - BG