Macedonia and Greece sign heroic name deal amid fierce opposition

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 17, 2018

Ex-Yugloslavian country to be renamed Republic of North Macedonia under historic agreement signed with neighbouring Greece that unlocks Skopje's EU and Nato prospects.

Europe’s southeast corner sees sharp increase in airport traffic

bne IntelliNews June 13, 2018

Passenger numbers at Georgian airports soared by 30.5% and there were more modest hikes in Ukraine, Macedonia and Montenegro, ACI Europe study shows.

Macedonia and Greece reach historic agreement on name dispute

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 12, 2018

Ex-Yugoslavian country to be renamed "Republic of Northern Macedonia" under breakthrough deal that will unblock Skopje's path to the EU and Nato — but PM Zoran Zaev has to convince the people to approve it.

Macedonia’s economy edges up 0.1% in Q1

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2018

Growth was slim mainly due to the extremely poor performance of the construction sector, which was one of the main drivers of the economy until 2017.

Macedonian opposition stages huge protest against name change

Valentina Dimitriveska in Skopje June 3, 2018

Macedonia "doesn't need EU or Nato" if name change is needed to get membership, say protesters at mass rally that took place as the government comes close to striking a deal with Greece

Energy Community drops cases against Macedonia

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 30, 2018

After years of delays Skopje has finally adopted an EU-requested energy law that foresees further liberalisation of the electricity market to include small firms and households.

Skopje court sentences Macedonian ex-PM Gruevski to two years in prison

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 23, 2018

Gruevski, who ruled Macedonia for 10 years, found guilty in corruption case concerning the illegal purchase of a €600,000 luxury armoured Mercedes from state funds for his personal use.