Macedonia

KOPJE, Macedonia | NATO’s top general visits candidate member Macedonia

KOPJE, Macedonia— NATO’s top military officer is visiting Macedonia, which hopes to join the alliance once a landmark deal with neighboring Greece to rename itself North Macedonia has been fully implemented. U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme commander in Europe, congratulated Macedonia’s leaders Thursday in the capital of Skopje for the country’s “significant progress” … Continue reading KOPJE, Macedonia | NATO’s top general visits candidate member Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Thousands of people have gathered in 15 cities in Macedonia to celebrate an invitation that NATO recently extended to this Balkan nation to become the 30th member of the military alliance. NATO leaders formally invited Macedonia earlier this week to start membership talks, with the condition that membership can’t be completed until … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Macedonia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Marocco will return to the Western Balkans July 6-18 to demonstrate CSO’s continued engagement in the region as a top priority.  He will discuss regional initiatives to counter violent extremism and efforts to strengthen inter-religious dialogue in the Western Balkans and lend high-level diplomatic … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Macedonia

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo urged French Foreign Minister Le Drian to support NATO extending an invitation to Macedonia to join, as well as the EU opening accession talks, following the signing of the name agreement between Greece and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

PSARADES, Greece  | Greece, Macedonia to sign deal ending yearslong name dispute

PSARADES, Greece  —Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s northern neighbor will be renamed North Macedonia — move the two countries’ leaders said would be the beginning of closer, friendly relations and an example to all Balkan nations. The deal … Continue reading PSARADES, Greece  | Greece, Macedonia to sign deal ending yearslong name dispute

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Conservatives protest in Macedonia, demand early election

SKOPJE, Macedonia – Tens of thousands of conservative opposition supporters are protesting outside Macedonia’s main government building in the capital of Skopje to demand an early election. The VMRO-DPMNE party, which ruled from 2006 to 2017, was holding a large anti-government demonstration Saturday against the left-wing government’s one-year rule and wants an early election held … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Conservatives protest in Macedonia, demand early election

Macedonia willing to add name ‘qualifier’ to satisfy Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Macedonia‘s prime minister says his country and Greece have made significant progress toward resolving their long-standing name dispute. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday that Macedonia’s government is willing to add a “geographical qualifier” to the country’s name, a change Greece has wanted. But Zaev says there are other outstanding … Continue reading Macedonia willing to add name ‘qualifier’ to satisfy Greece