NORTH MACEDONIA

North Macedonia: US leads exercise in NATO’s newest member
NEWS

US troops joined forces from Britain, France, Italy and allied countries in the region Thursday in a military exercise held in NATO’s newest member, North Macedonia, aimed at displaying deployment readiness along the alliance’s eastern borders.



Petrovska: Prespes deal will be respected
NEWS

In the event of political change in North Macedonia, the Prespes agreement with Greece will be respected by a possible new government in Skopje, the country’s Defense Minister Slavjanka Petrovska assured in an interview with Kathimerini during her visit to the Delphi Economic Forum.


North Macedonia: Indian migrants detained on new route
NEWS

Police in North Macedonia have detained 16 migrants from India who were allegedly trying to enter neighboring Greece illegally, as migrant-smuggling gangs try new routes in answer to pandemic travel restrictions and tougher border controls.

Bulgaria, North Macedonia meet to boost ties, ease strains
NEWS

The governments of Bulgaria and North Macedonia held a joint session Tuesday to improve relations, which have been locked in a historic row and further strained after Bulgaria blocked its Balkan neighbor’s bid to join the European Union.



As Zaev exits, Orban’s specter lurks
OPINION

North Macedonia was thrust into the post-Zaev era on December 22. In a short statement, Zoran Zaev announced that he had submitted his resignation as prime minister to the country’s parliamentary speaker.


New leader of North Macedonia’s Socialists becomes PM-designate
NEWS

New leader of North Macedonia’s Socialists becomes PM-designate Dimitar Kovacevski, the new leader of North Macedonia’s ruling Socialists, said on Tuesday that he had been confirmed by his party as the country’s prime minister-designate following Zoran Zaev’s formal resignation as premier last week.