Macedonia

U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement today: The United States welcomes the decision by Macedonia’s Parliament to adopt the constitutional amendments needed to ratify the Prespa Agreement with Greece.  Macedonia’s leaders demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia pro-opposition rally staged against name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Several thousand supporters of Macedonia’s conservative opposition have marched through the capital Skopje to protest a proposed agreement with Greece to change the country’s name to North Macedonia. The conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, which governed between 2006 and 2016, renewed a demand Wednesday for an early election, arguing that the 18-month-old Social Democrat … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia pro-opposition rally staged against name deal

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Senior officials from Greece and neighbor Macedonia say progress has been made in talks to revise school books in the two countries as part of an effort to end hostility between the two countries. The two Balkan countries are seeking to end decades of tension with an agreement that would see Greece’s neighbor … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

SKOPJE, Macedonia— A former Macedonian intelligence chief has been taken into custody for a minimum of 30 days after judicial authorities considered him a flight risk to potentially avoid standing trial over a major wiretapping scandal. The remand order, announced Wednesday, was issued for Saso Mijalkov who headed state security agency UBK for nearly a … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia formally demands return of fugitive ex-premier

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Hungary’s ambassador to formally demand that the government in Budapest reject an asylum application by fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The 48-year-old politician fled Macedonia and traveled to the Hungarian capital last week after police tried to arrest him to serve a two-year prison sentence for … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia formally demands return of fugitive ex-premier

SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

SKOPJE, Macedonia — The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Hungary’s opposition parties are calling on the Hungarian government to arrest and quickly extradite the fugitive former Macedonian prime minister who is seeking asylum in Hungary. Nikola Gruevski fled Macedonia as he was supposed to begin serving … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

SKOPJE, Macedonia  — Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled his country to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption, has requested asylum in Hungary, the Hungarian government said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called on Hungary to extradite Gruevski, his bitter political rival. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s office said it … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary