Coal-fired power plants account for a significant share of the region’s power generation, with most burning highly polluting lignite.
Probe launched to determine if wiretaps were installed when the new prosecutors' office was built under Macedonia's previous government in 2014.
EU-aspiring Macedonia has the potential to accelerate its economic growth and reduce poverty if it leverages the advantages of its strategic location and openness to trade and investment to achieve EU standards, the World Bank said in a new report.
Serbia, the region's other frontrunner in the EU accession race, is being held back by unresolved issues with Kosovo, while Montenegro was praised for making good progress.
The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party called on the government to resign and announced weekly protests ahead of a critical parliament vote on plans to change the country's name.