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Zaev from Slovenia: Steps undertaken by Radev on behalf of Bulgaria are an insult to Macedonian citizens

The Prime minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev yesterday, at the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Brdo, Slovenia, in a statement for the media said that it is obvious that only one member of the EU – Bulgaria – objects to the start of the negotiations for accession of North Macedonia to the European Union (EU). He...

Slovenian non-paper on dissolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina published, does not envision breakup of North Macedonia

The Slovenian web site "Necenzurisano.si" published yesterday (15th of April 2021) the unofficial diplomatic document, i.e. non-paper, titled "Western Balkans - the Road Ahead", being the subject of speculations that the Slovenian Prime Minister has sent it to Brussels. The non-paper predicts dissolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and merging Republika Srpska with Serbia, as well as Kosovo merging with...

Slovenian protesters explain anti-corruption bicycle movement with a song

Словенечки демонстранти на велосипеди меѓу кои и човек кој носи знамиња на кои пишува „Смрт на фашизмот“ и „Слобода на народот“. Фото: снимка од екранот од видеото од Бајк Штрајк на Јутјуб.
Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. А Slovenian protest song with a mellow melody uncharacteristic of its genre has gone viral across the Balkans, Global Voices reported. The song's authors describe it as: "A protest song against corruption, against abuse of power, against violence against female and male citizens, against violence against democracy and diversity." Thousands of cyclists...

Twenty thousand Covid-19 cases have been registered in the Balkans, more than one third of them are in Serbia

Two months since the first case of COVID-19 was registered in Croatia, as the first Balkan nation to have officially confirmed the presence of the virus, there almost 20,000 inhabitants of 10 Balkan nations that have been infected with the virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB8HhRy16kM What's most striking about the official statistics published by the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins University and Worldometer,...

Robert Boteri: In Slovenia media outlets are bribed to discredit politicians and businessmen

Robert Boteri, the Creative director of the Mladina magazine in Slovenia, has been for decades a part of this cult magazine, which in former Yugoslavia was renowned for its avant-garde content, most often with controversial subjects. In April this year, there was a diplomatic incident when Mladina published a front cover with a caricature of Hungarian Prime Minister Victor...

Kako je stranica za vesti koju finansira Mađarska pomogla lažnoj vesti da proputuje od Slovenije kroz Grčku do Severne Makedonije

U julu 2019., makedonski društveni mediji su bili preplavljeni linkovima na članke od pre godinu dana u kojima se tvrdi da su premijeri Severne Makedonije i Grčke, Zoran Zaev i Aleksis Cipras svaki primili milijarde evra mita da bi potpisali Prespanski dogovor. Prespanski dogovor je postignut u junu 2018. godine, i okončao je 27-ogodišnji spor između dva suseda. Makedonija je...

Hungarian funding supports spread of disinformation between Greece, Slovenia and North Macedonia

During July 2019 a new trend for spreading disinformation affected the online sphere in North Macedonia. Possibly to compensate for lack of coverage of political events that can be misconstrued during the vacation season, social media were flooded with links to old articles promoted through Facebook ads and right-wing Facebook groups. Some of these articles were originally published within the...

Kacin: Macedonia – Greece compromise should be carefully studied in the region

Without solving of all bilateral disputes, there will be no further enlargement in the region of Western Balkans, said Jelko Kacin in a statement for "European Western Balkans", who is the Permanent Representative of Slovenia to NATO and former Rapporteur for Serbia and Montenegro in the European Parliament. The decision of the Republic of North Macedonia to change its name...

Slovenia ratified Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

At an extraordinary session, the Republic of Slovenia's National Assembly ratified Macedonia's accession protocol into NATO. With it, Slovenia became the second country member of the Alliance that ratified the NATO's Accession Protocol. During the voting process during the session, the President of the Macedonian Parliament, Talat Xhaferi addressed the attendees and expressed his gratitude in the name of...

Shekjerinska: Macedonia is only weeks away from the chance to join NATO

The Macedonian government estimates that we are weeks away from the chance for Macedonia to join its allies and we should follow the procedures with Greece. This refers to the procedures within NATO, and in order for the member-countries, including Slovenia, to sign the Accession Protocol, it is necessary that the Prespa Agreement is ratified. We are expecting that...

Tzipras to Pahor: From now on Slovenia should call our neighbor “North Macedonia”

At today's meeting at the presidential palace in Athens with the Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed his satisfaction that the plan for constitutional changes at his northern neighbors is progressing rapidly. At the same time, Tsipras lobbied at the Slovenian statesman that "the country that he now addresses with its constitutional name i.e. as Macedonia...

Slovenian Prime Minister urges state companies to pull their ads frommedia that spread hateful content

Slovenian PR Marjan Sharec has called upon all companies that are state-owned to think about withdrawing their ads from all media that are spreading hateful content. "It's true that media freedom and the freedom of speech are pillars of democracy, but this hardly means they are unlimited," Šarec wrote in a post published on the government's website. In August, the...

Instead of new elections, a new government should be formed, says Plomp, Staffansson and Jazbec

The Ambassadors of Sweden, Netherlands and Slovenia, Mats Staffansson, Wouter Plomp, and Milan Jazbec, said today that Brussels doesn’t see the need of organizing new early parliamentary elections especially because the last elections were marked as fair and free, and the new elections would only deepen the political crisis in Macedonia. "The elections that were organized in December were free...

Slovenian government official dismissed for not answering a journalist’s questions

The Slovenian government dismissed the Head of the Sector for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Tilen Smolnikar a day after giving an embarrassing interview with young journalist Lea Majcen, where he showed he clearly has no clue about his job. When Majcen tried to interview Smolnikar on February the 16th, after a press conference by the Ministry of Infrastructure in...

Southern border closed, Steering Committee will decide later on today what is to follow

The Steering Committee have scheduled a meeting for 18:00 today, to deal with migrant crisis, at the meeting they will determine the countries new policy regarding the removal of refugees, after decisions were made at the summit in Brussels and after the confirmation of the new measures to close the borders to most asylum seekers, which yesterday was already...

Macedonia, Austria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia will meet tomorrow to discuss the migrant crisis

The Directors of the Police Forces of Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia are coming to Macedonia tomorrow to meet with the Director of the Public Security Bureau, Goranco Savovski, where the main topic of discussion will be the current situation surrounding the migrant crisis. As announced by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), the meeting will also be attended by the Secretary...

Yesterday 887 migrants passed through the country, the closure of the border still remains unclear

Yesterday the Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued certificates recognizing the right to asylum to a total of 887 migrants, unlike the previous day, when no certificates were issued due to the closure of the border. According to citizenship, the majority of the migrants are from Afghanistan, more specifically 397, from Syria 358 and from Iraq 132 migrants. From the beginning of...

Slovenia denies: There is no defect on the railway and we did not ask Macedonia to close its border

Slovenia today denied reports that they had requested Macedonia to close the southern border for entry of migrants due to a malfunction of the railway lines and pointed out that the railway transport in the country for the past few days has been working without disruption. "The Republic of Slovenia did not request Macedonia to close its border with Greece....

Due to the defect on the Slovenian railway, the neutral zone Idomeni has been closed

A defect on the railway infrastructure in Slovenia is the reason for the closure of the neutral zone at the border crossing, Idomeni where the migrants cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, said the from the Ministry of Interior to “Meta”. “We were informed from other countries on the Western Balkan route that there had been a reduce the...

More than 4,000 refugees have entered Slovenia after Hungary closed its border

Thousands of migrants in the past day and night, entered Slovenia at night between Friday and Saturday because Hungarian authorities closed their border with Croatia to stop the flow of refugees into their territory. The Refugee agency of the United Nations (UNHCR), stated that from Croatia approximately 4,000 migrants entered Slovenia. Most of them intend to continue their way to...