NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg begins two-day visit to Skopje
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met for a working dinner with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other leading officials at the start of a two-day visit to Skopje on Wednesday. Stoltenberg thanked his hosts for the hospitality and highlighted that it is for him a great pleasure to be in Skopje on his first visit as NATO Secretary General,  the Alliance said in a press release. Tomorrow, Stoltenberg will have meetings with President Gjorge Ivanov, Prime Minister Zaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimi...
Naumovski: Nimitz's proposals far from dignified solution
UN mediator Matthew Nimetz's proposals, presented at today's round of negotiations in New York, are far from dignified solution, Macedonia's representative in the name talks Vasko Naumovski told Sitel TV. The UN Security Council Resolution 817 sets the frame of the talks, namely ironing the differences over the name, Naumovski said, pointing out that no country is entitled to rename another one, which also refers to the UN. 'The name of our country is the Republic of Macedonia and this name is the core of our...
(VIDEO)UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute
UN envoy in name negotiations Matthew Nimetz said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach to end a 27-year dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name. "I am very hopeful that this process is moving in a positive direction," said Nimetz following talks with envoys from the two countries at the United Nations....
President Ivanov vetoes language bill
President Gjorge Ivanov in his address Wednesday said he would not sign into law the bill regulating the use of languages in Macedonia. 'Instead of building a multiethnic society in the spirit of dialogue, coexistence via just and universally accepted laws we adopt unjust, repressive bill that favors only the Albanian language. Thus, considering my findings about the incompatibility of the bill on languages with the Constitution, as well as the viewpoints of the experts and broader public on the non-constitution...
Stoltenberg's visit to Macedonia - a signal of NATO's opened doors
It has been almost four years since a NATO Secretary General paid a visit to Macedonia. Jens Stoltenberg is set to arrive this evening in Skopje, where he is scheduled to meet with Macedonia's top state officials and to deliver an address in Parliament. Irrespective of the message he is going to convey to the Macedonian authorities and the citizens, the official visit to the country itself - in times of intensive efforts being made by both at internal and foreign-policy level - speaks volumes. Macedonia has b...