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638 scholarships granted to Romani pupils during the 2020/2021 school year in North Macedonia

The Romani pupils that are enrolled in first and second grade in the 2020/2021 school year were granted a total of 638 scholarships. These are part of the project in North Mscedonia financed by the European Union "Regular classes: Action for an inclusion of the Romani in elementary education." This project was implemented by the Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Association...

EEAS Conference: The EU must impose its role as a factor that is moving things forward

The EU, as a sovereign subject that has a strategic autonomy, has to impose its role as a factor that is moving things forward, both in the international relations and the solving of disputes. At the same time, the Union has to try to instigate the observance of its values in various parts of the world, such as human...

North Macedonia gets quick access to Remdesivir, used for COVID-19 treatment

With the assistance of the European Union, North Macedonia has gained quick access to the medication used for the COVID-19 treatment, Remdesivir, informed the Government of North Macedonia. The European Commission has signed an agreement with the Gilead pharmaceutical company to acquire 500.000 doses of „Veklury“, the brand name of the Remdesivir medication with the possibility for an additional...

EU: Building wire fence on border between Macedonia and Serbia not part of the agreement with Serbia

The European Union has rejected the claims that the building of a wire fence between Serbia and North Macedonia is part of an agreement with Serbia. As was announced by the EU Commission's spokeswoman, Ana Pisonero, Brussels is providing significant financial and technical aid to its Western Balkans partners in managing migration and for that purpose, it has allocated over...

ICEDA network announces call for applications for grants for civil society organizations

The "Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda" (ICEDA) network announced a call for applications for grants for civil society organizations. Civil society organizations from North Macedonia and the countries in the region can apply for the grants that will range between EUR 13.000 to EUR 17.000. The duration for the implementation of the individual grants is 18 months. The...

Anti-migration wave: What lies are spread about the migrants in Serbia?

The аnti-migration wave is getting louder in Serbia. Although, according to the latest report of the European Commission, Serbia received a positive evaluation when it comes to the regulation of the system of acceptance and management of the migrations, migrants are increasingly spoken about in a negative context – that they steal, rape and commit other crimes in Serbia....

Metamorphosis approach to fighting domestic and cross-border disinformation presented at POINT 8.0 conference in Sarajevo

From 16 to 18 May 2019 Metamorphosis shared key insights from their recent work at the 8th edition of the international conference Political Accountability and New Technologies – POINT in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. POINT is jointly organized by the ACTION SEE network, which is active in six Western Balkans countries. At the event opening (video), the manager of the...

Hectic schedule for Zaev in Sofia, he will meet Tsipras, Macron, Merkel, Kurz and Rutte

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will take part in the European Union Western Balkans Summit which is to be held on 17th of May and hosted by Bulgaria, which currently holds the Presidency of the European Council. During the Summit, he is also expected to meet with Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras. "The Prime Minister will participate in a plenary...

Zaev – Hahn: Citizens deserve the recommendation, Macedonia is back on the European path

The government is now even more energetic to lead the reform processes, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev this morning at a joint press conference with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. “We are ready to take a new step forward. The clear recommendation is a strong motive for the next difficult but achievable goal. The decision...

Zaev: We have worked hard and deserve a crystal clear recommendation

The fact is, we have worked hard and Macedonia truly deserves a crystal clear recommendation from Brussels, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the eve of the announcement of the report of the European Commission and the arrival of High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Skopje “The words in that recommendation...

Lavrov: The EU is passive in regards to the Tirana platform and the violation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at a joint press conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, reiterated Macedonia yesterday, stating that Moscow is "concerned about the EU's passivity with regard to the initiative coming from Tirana about the “Tirana platform” which, as he said, is "an explicit call for creating a Greater Albania". “There are enough examples which give...

Russian MFA on Strategy for the Western Balkans: Our principle is not “with us or against us”

Russia sees no obstacles in developing relations with countries that want to become members of the European Union, and does not approach them with the principle "with us or against us," said a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zaharova when she was asked to comment on the European Commission's Strategy for EU Enlargement with countries from the...

Žbogar: The negotiations with Greece are promising and we are hoping for a happy ending

The good neighborly relations are one of the principles of the European Union and all bilateral issues of the countries have to be resolved before their accession in the EU, stressed today the Head of the EU's delegation in Macedonia, Samuel Žbogar after the presentation of European Commission's Western Balkan Strategy in Strasburg. -The government began the negotiations with...

Tusk: The Balkans’ history is more dramatic than the Game of Thrones series even though there aren’t any dragons there

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk looks upon the history of the Balkans as more dramatic and more interesting than the popular TV series Game of Thrones. At the inauguration of the Bulgarian EU presidency in Sofia, he warned against the Game of Thrones screenplay happening in the Western Balkans, where Brussels is trying to maintain tight...

The Cyrillic alphabet, traditional embroidery and the national tricolor in the logo of the Bulgarian presidency with EU

Bulgaria, which took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union presented the logo under which it will lead the Union in the forthcoming 6 months. As stated on the official Twitter profile created for this purpose, the logo depicts three symbols that represent the Bulgarian identity -the Cyrillic Alphabet, traditional embroidery and the national tricolor. "The logo reflects...

Siyarto: We want EU in February to set a date for starting the negotiations with Macedonia

The next NATO summitt is unthinkable without the issue of expansion, and we want the EU to set a date in February about starting the negoations with Macedonia, said today the Minister of Foreign PAffairs and Trade of Hungary, Peter Siyarto during the joint press conference with the Head of the Macedonian diplomacy. -Hungary will continue to provide its...

Žbogar: Luck is on the side of the brave people, but we have to be patient and see what happens

The European Union sees the goodwill on both sides regarding the solving of the name dispute between Greece and Macedonia, said the Europ Ambassador Samuel Žbogar in the interview for "TV 24" and said that the improved atmosphere will ease the dealing with this sensitive issue. -I understand the emotions around this issue, including the worries and the frustration...

This is the beginning of a wonderful friendship, Juncker told Zaev

We are very pleased with the work the Prime Minister has done so far, and even though this is our first meeting, I know that this is a start of a wonderful friendship, said today in Brussels the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker during the joint press conference with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the EU...

Zaev: We are in Brussels to convince the EC that we deserve a recommendation for negotiations in 2018

We have come with arguments, positive developments have been created after the long, delayed process of our EU integration, stated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev via the social network “Twitter” at the start of his two-day visit to Brussels. He points out that the Government will continue to implement the reforms and the will of the people, but also to persuade...

Zaev-Borisov: We are activating the motor that will push te region forward

The joint session between the governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia was fruitful, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the joint press conference with his Bulgarian colleague, Bojko Borisov in Strumica. He said that with today's session "one of the motors that will push the whole region forward was activated." Zaev stressed that at the session they were talking about...