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Serbia has withdrawn the entire staff of its embassy in Macedonia, in response to “offensive actions” of Macedonia against Serbia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić declared to the press that the embassy staff was withdrawn after the Serbian government received several intelligence reports about “very offensive actions planned in Macedonia against Serbian interests.”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

Macedonia Refuses To Be Called FYROM

Macedonia Refuses To Be Called FYROM

The Macedonian government of Zoran Zaev has declared that it will refuse to stick to the acronym FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) as its official name, stating that the name has nothing to do with the Macedonian language and looks more like a sci-fi name. In a press conference in Brussels together with EU officials, […]

Former Macedonian PM under Investigation

Former Macedonian PM under Investigation

In Macedonia, Chief Prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Katica Janeva announced that 94 persons will be investigated in relation to the wiretapping scandal that brought down the Gruevski government in late 2015. The Special Prosecutor raised accusations of abuse of office, manipulation of property, illegal party financing, and the illegal destruction of wiretapping devices […]

Macedonia Has New Gov’t, 8 Albanian Ministers

Macedonia Has New Gov’t, 8 Albanian Ministers

After six months of deep political crisis, the Macedonian Parliament voted yesterday night for a new government led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the leader of the left-wing SDSM party. The new cabinet was voted with 62 votes in favor, 44 against, and 5 abstentions, after two days of heavy debates between the VRMO-DPMNE, the […]

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