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 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 ...

Bus plunges into ravine in North Macedonia, killing 14

Europe 02/13/19, 18:02

A bus carrying workers in North Macedonia crashed into a ravine outside the capital of Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30, officials said.Venko Filipce, the newly renamed European nation's health minister, said seven people were pronounced dead at the scene and the rest died after being taken ...

Macedonia raises NATO flag ahead of name change

Europe 02/12/19, 07:14

Macedonia has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement.Prime minister Zoran Zaev, speaking at a ceremony in the capital Skopje Tuesday, said Macedonia had achieved a "historic goal" in being accepted into NATO under its new ...

Macedonian PM: Greece’s turn to make history with name deal

Europe 01/12/19, 11:57

Macedonia's prime minister says he expects Greece's parliament to do its part and ratify the deal changing his country's name to North Macedonia so it can soon join NATO.Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told reporters in the capital of Skopje on Saturday that he expects neighboring Greece to be the first ...

Update: Macedonia backs name change to North Macedonia

Europe 01/11/19, 13:04

The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local):7 p.m.Macedonia's parliament has approved constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia, under a deal with neighboring Greece that will clear the way for Macedonia to join NATO and potentially the European Union.All 81 lawmakers present voted in favor of ...

Macedonian PM struggles to secure majority for name change

Europe 01/10/19, 12:12

Macedonia's prime minister is struggling to get the required number of lawmakers to finalize constitutional changes that will rename the country North Macedonia and allow its NATO accession under a deal with neighboring Greece.Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has not yet secured support from the required two-thirds of the 120-seat ...

Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Europe 12/18/18, 10:56

A former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for the 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name.Tunisian businesswoman Wided Bouchamaoui, a joint winner of the 2015 prize, announced her intention to nominate Macedonia's Zoran ...

Macedonia’s vote on name change faces multiple delays

Europe 10/19/18, 00:41

A final debate in Macedonia's parliament to change the country's name was repeatedly delayed Friday as the government struggled to secure the supermajority needed to change the constitution.The debate was postponed for more than seven hours as Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's Social Democrat government sought support from the conservative opposition ...

Update: Macedonian leader: Vote for nation’s EU future

Europe 09/30/18, 04:18

The Latest on Macedonia's referendum on a name change for the country (all times local):10 a.m.A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a referendum in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Macedonians were deciding Sunday on their country's future, voting in a crucial referendum on whether to ...

Macedonian president urges voters to skip name change vote

Europe 09/27/18, 14:07

The president of Macedonia strongly urged voters Thursday to abstain from a weekend referendum on changing the country's name to "North Macedonia" to clear its path toward NATO and European Union membership.President Gjorge Ivanov's comments at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, made hours before the end of campaigning ...

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