North Macedonia’s chief special prosecutor put in detention

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 21, 2019

Katica Janeva's arrest is expected to restore trust in justice institutions that was badly shaken when her involvement in the so-called Extortion scandal was revealed.

Kosovo bans import of potatoes and honey from North Macedonia

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2019

Reciprocal measure taken after North Macedonia introduced tariffs on imports of fish and roe from Kosovo in June this year.

BALKAN BLOG: Is extortion scandal serious enough to overthrow North Macedonia's government?

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 15, 2019

Macedonians feel betrayed by the state institution that once enjoyed their trust, and great efforts will be needed by Zoran Zaev’s government if it is to regain credibility.

Leaked recording implicates North Macedonia’s chief special prosecutor further in extortion scandal

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 11, 2019

Revelations threaten to undermine the Special Prosecutor’s Office, tasked to probe high level crime, when North Macedonia is pursuing crucial justice reforms as it seeks the go-ahead for EU accession talks.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Yigal Chazan of Alaco July 23, 2019

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.