Hoyt Brian Yee Tipped as US Ambassador in Macedonia

Hoyt Brian Yee Tipped as US Ambassador in Macedonia

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee has been tipped as the next US Ambassador in Macedonia, sources of Exit in Skopje confirm. With the recent appointment of Wess Mitchell as new Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs by the US Senate, the gap left by former […]

Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

In a last minute press conference with US Ambassador Donald Lu, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced today that his government will soon present a draft law to Parliament for a “reform of the truth.” Prime Minister Rama introduced the ambitious plan to “clean out the kettle of journalism” and “allow [Albania] to take [its] rightful place among the European nations, such […]

Dep. Ass. Secretary Yee to Balkans: Watch Out for Russia

Dep. Ass. Secretary Yee to Balkans: Watch Out for Russia

In an interview for the Voice of America, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee told Balkan countries to watch out for Russian interference into domestic politics. Secretary Yee referred to the recent case in Montenegro, where “as all the data show us, Russia intervened to bring down a democratically elected […]

PS–PD Negotiations – A Timeline

PS–PD Negotiations – A Timeline

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Brian Yee has become the most recent addition to an increasingly large group of international mediators flying into Tirana in order to negotiate a deal between the Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha. This concerted effort of the internationals to “save” the elections started in earnest when on […]

Yee: Elections Legitimate without Opposition

Yee: Elections Legitimate without Opposition

Echoing EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, US Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Brian Yee affirmed that the US will acknowledge the results of the June 18 elections if they are “certified” by international observers. The USA are ready to support the parties to participate in the elections, but also without the opposition they will be considered legitimate and also […]

US Urges Macedonian Leaders to Form New Government

US Urges Macedonian Leaders to Form New Government

According to Reuters, the United States urged Macedonian leaders on Monday to end a political stalemate and allow the parliamentary majority made up of Social Democrats and parties representing ethnic Albanians to form a new government. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs of the US Hoyt Brian Yee during a visit in Macedonia […]