Juncker Is Keeping Albania and Macedonia on the Line

Juncker Is Keeping Albania and Macedonia on the Line

In recent days, the European Commission has been hosting political leaders from Albania and Macedonia, anxious about their upcoming Progress Report next spring. Reading through the transcripts of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and High Representative Federica Mogherini you can notice that their statements for both countries are practically interchangeable. With Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, […]

Hoyt Brian Yee Confirmed as US Ambassador to Macedonia

Hoyt Brian Yee Confirmed as US Ambassador to Macedonia

After Exit first brought the news last month, it has now been confirmed that Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs, will become the US Ambassador to Macedonia. AlJazeera Balkans cites sources from within the US Department of State confirming this news. Yee will replace the current […]

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 […]

Macedonian PM Zaev Declares Victory in Local Elections

Macedonian PM Zaev Declares Victory in Local Elections

The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has today declared it victory in the first round of the local elections held on October 15. Even though not all official results have been announced, the SDSM claims to have won in more than 40 of the 81 municipalities. Prime Minister Zaev called […]

Serbia and Macedonia Intent on Solving Diplomatic Crisis

Serbia and Macedonia Intent on Solving Diplomatic Crisis

Next week the staff of the Serbian Embassy in Macedonia will return. This is the result of a telephone conversation between Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Wednesday. In a common press statement after the conversation, both leaders declared that they have agreed to solve their mutual misunderstandings: Despite the […]

Why Did Serbia Withdraw Its Embassy Personnel from Macedonia?

Why Did Serbia Withdraw Its Embassy Personnel from Macedonia?

Serbia has withdrawn the entire staff of its embassy in Macedonia, in response to “offensive actions” of Macedonia against Serbia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić declared to the press that the embassy staff was withdrawn after the Serbian government received several intelligence reports about “very offensive actions planned in Macedonia against Serbian interests.” President Vučić, however, […]

Macedonian Chief Prosecutor and Gruevski Ally Fired

Macedonian Chief Prosecutor and Gruevski Ally Fired

After a month of debates and postponement, the Macedonian parliament has voted in favor of the dismissal of Chief Prosecutor Marko Zvrlevski, known as an ally of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. 64 of the 120 deputies in parliament voted in favor of the decision to dismiss Zvrlevski, while the deputies of Gruevski’s VMRO-DPMNE left […]

EU High Representative Mogherini Warns Rama Against Using “Provocative Rhetoric”

EU High Representative Mogherini Warns Rama Against Using “Provocative Rhetoric”

In a recent response to a parliamentary question by left-wing MEP Dimitrios Papadimoulis  about the “highly nationalist and ethnic rhetoric of the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama” during the Macedonian political crisis which eventually led to the formation of the current Zaev government, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has stated that “EU representatives, in their […]

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