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Macedonia Parks Language Law to Focus on EU Priorities.

Macedonia is postponing adoption of the new language law that aims to extend the use of Albanian, after Brussels advised it to concentrate on speedier adoption of EU-backed reforms.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Macedonia Mayor Orders Galleons to Sail Into History.

New mayor of the capital, Skopje, says time is up for the three old-style fake sailing ships installed in the middle of the Vardar River under the last government.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bulgaria, Macedonia Sign a Deal on Cutting Roaming Charges.

Roaming prices between Bulgaria and Macedonia will be reduced. This became possible after the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and and the counterpart ministry in Skopje on the reduction of international roaming ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria, Macedonia Agree to Drop Roaming Charges.

The Bulgarian and Macedonian governments, at their first joint session in Strumica on Thursday, signed cooperation agreements on energy, infrastructure and telecommunications.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia will Exchange Cartographic and Geodetic Data.

The Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia will exchange cartographic, geodetic data and cadastral materials. This includes the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Bulgarian Agency for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and the Real Estate Cadastre Agency of the Republic of Macedonia, which was signed today between ...

- Novinite - BG

Roaming Prices Between Bulgaria and Macedonia Will Become Cheaper.

Roaming prices between Bulgaria and Macedonia will be reduced. This became possible after the two countries signed today a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia to ...

- Novinite - BG

Macedonia's 'Alexander' Statue Faces Uncertain Fate.

Erected a few years ago as a symbol of national pride, talk of removing the giant statue of Alexander the Great from Skopje has stirred both political and aesthetic passions.

- Balkan Insight - UK

First Joint Meeting of the Governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia Will be Held Today.

First joint meeting of the governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia - the meeting of the two cabinets will be held in Strumica today. It will start with  talks between Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov and Zoran Zaev, followed by a plenary session, reported bTV. Nine documents on bilateral cooperation in the fields of foreign ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian PM: For Me, the Western Balkan Countries Are Priority.

"We are now starting to build the highway here," Borissov announced, talking about  Strumica-Petrich highway, reported BGNES.  The first joint meeting of the governments of the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria is held today in Strumica. On the Bulgarian side, Deputy Prime Ministers Tomislav Donchev, Krassimir ...

- Novinite - BG

The Governments of Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia will Hold their First Joint Meeting.

The governments of Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia will hold their first joint meeting, the government's press service has reported. The meeting of the two cabinets will be held tomorrow, November 23, in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia, reports 24chasa.  It will start with four-way talks between Prime Ministers ...

- Novinite - BG

The 1990s Balkan Wars in Key Dates.

Ahead of the judgement Wednesday of Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. - Bickering after Tito dies - Communist Yugoslavia, which emerged shortly after the end of World War II, was made up of six republics: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, ...

- Voice of America - US

A joint Meeting of the Macedonian and Serbian Government will be Held Early Next Year

A joint meeting of the Macedonian and Serbian government will be held early next year. This was announced at a meeting in Belgrade between Prime Ministers Anna Brnabic and Zoran Zaev, reported BGNES. Before the meeting with Vucic, Zaev met with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic at the Palace of Serbia. Brnabic announced ...

- Novinite - BG

Macedonian PM received by Serbian president, PM

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Belgrade on Tuesday. On that occasion, Zaev presented a gift to Vucic: the number 9 Vardar football club jersey, with Serbian president's last name printed on it.

- B92 - SK

Macedonia has sincere friend in Serbia - Vucic

Macedonia has a sincere friend in Serbia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said during his meeting in Belgrade on Tuesday with Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev. According to Vucic, the common goal and the greatest interest of both countries "must be peace and stability in the region."

- B92 - SK

Brussels will Propose to Start Negotiations with Macedonia Next Year about Joining the EU

A lot of progress has been made in Macedonia, the European Commission and the EU member states are now seeing more positives about the country's situation and the opportunity to start the accession talks. This was stated by EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn at a press conference in Skopje with Prime Minister Zoran ...

- Novinite - BG

Macedonia's Lonely Church Seeks Bulgarian 'Parent'

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church, BPC, faces a dilemma over whether to accept an unusual appeal from the unrecognised Macedonian Orthodox Church to assume parental authority over it.

- Balkan Insight - UK

In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their Followers Swoon—Literally

Both Serbian President Vučić of Serbia and former Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski have tried to spin incidents, in which attendees to their public appearances fainted, in their favor.

- Global Voices - US

Macedonian PM to visit Serbia next week

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will be in Serbia on November 20 and 21 on an official visit. Beta reported on Friday that this was announced by the Macedonian government.

- B92 - SK

Kazakhstan, Macedonia keen on boosting economic cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

UN Mediator Schedules New Macedonia 'Name' Talks

The long-expected re-boot of the UN-sponsored name talks between Macedonia and Greece will take place on December 11-12 in Brussels.

- Balkan Insight - UK

OSCE Head Says Minsk Must Be Implemented, With Or Without Peacekeepers

The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says that regardless of a potential UN peacekeeping operation in eastern Ukraine -- where government forces have been battling pro-Russia separatists since 2014 -- both sides must implement the full range of measures in the Minsk peace agreements. In an ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan, Macedonia keen on boosting economic cooperation

Kazakhstan, Macedonia keen on boosting economic cooperation...


Macedonian PM: 'We Are not Only Friends with Bulgaria, but We Have Become Allies

''We are not only friends with Bulgaria, but we have become allies.'' This is what Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in an interview with bTV. "Macedonia has won the neighborhood Agreement with Bulgaria and has lost nothing, we speak in a language that we understand, only together we can help each other and move ...

- Novinite - BG

Skopje moves closer to making Albanian official language

The Macedonian Assembly on Wednesday passed in a majority vote a conclusion on the Law on Languages. Tanjug said in its report that this means a decision has been made that Macedonia needs such a law.

- B92 - SK