Update: Pope encourages North Macedonia’s EU integration

Europe 05/07/19, 02:57

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to North Macedonia (all times local):9:55 a.m.Pope Francis is seeking to encourage North Macedonia's integration into Europe following the resolution of its conflict with Greece over its name, saying greater European participation will benefit the entire region while showing respect for Macedonians' diversity.Pope Francis ...

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

Europe 05/07/19, 00:15

North Macedonia's leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name dispute with Greece and the election of a pro-EU new president.Francis arrives in North Macedonia, a small Balkan nation of about 2.1 million people, on Tuesday in the ...

Macedonia’s president-elect to focus on EU accession drive

Europe 05/06/19, 07:21

North Macedonia's president-elect says his first task in coming weeks after assuming his post will be to lobby European Union leaders in Brussels to approve the start of his country's accession talks in June.Stevo Pendarovski, backed by North Macedonia's center-left government, prevailed over conservative rival Gordana Davkova Siljanovska in a ...

Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans

Europe 05/04/19, 02:40

Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia.Francis will also minister to the countries' tiny Catholic communities and meet with migrants, highlighting other papal ...

Renamed nation has 1st presidential vote as North Macedonia

Europe 04/21/19, 10:19

Voters in North Macedonia had another chance to give an opinion on their country's new name as they cast ballots in a presidential election Sunday that was seen as a key test for the center-left government that negotiated the name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.Three university ...

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

Europe 04/19/19, 08:53

The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the country's name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.The name change from just "Macedonia," which paves the way for ...

Leaders of Greece, North Macedonia snap historic selfie

Europe 04/02/19, 04:53

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arrived in North Macedonia on the first official visit by a Greek leader following decades of strained relations between the two Balkan nations.Outside the country's main government building, Tsipras posed for a selfie with North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev.The former Yugoslav republic officially ...

Albania, N. Macedonia hope Europe launches accession talks

Europe 03/13/19, 12:06

The leaders of both Albania and North Macedonia say they believe that the European Union will decide in June to open membership talks with them.North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who on Wednesday was in Tirana to meet with his counterpart Edi Rama, said they expect "the EU to take ...

North Macedonia: Bus crash death toll rises to 15

Europe 02/16/19, 07:12

Health authorities say the death toll from a bus crash in North Macedonia has risen to 15 after a man died early Saturday at a clinic in the capital, Skopje.Authorities are still trying to determine how the bus carrying 51 passengers drove off a highway embankment and overturned west of ...

North Macedonia probes cause of bus crash that killed 14

Europe 02/15/19, 11:41

Ten victims from a bus crash that killed 14 people in North Macedonia have been buried in the western city of Gostivar, as authorities are still trying to determine the causes of the accident.Prosecutors say tests showed the driver of the bus that drove off a highway embankment and overturned ...

North Macedonia declares mourning after bus crash kills 14

World 02/14/19, 05:32

North Macedonia has declared two days of national mourning following a bus crash that killed 14 people and left 30 others injured.The bus carrying workers from the capital Skopje back to the central town of Gostivar plunged into a ravine late Wednesday. Health Minister Venko Filipchev, who visited a hospital ...

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