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Significant decline in citizens’ perceptions of EU’s influence in North Macedonia

In 2021, 68% of the citizens supported the idea of North Macedonia becoming EU member-state, but the Macedonian citizens were not sufficiently informed about the trajectory and the time frame of the EU accession process itself. The perceived influence of EU in North Macedonia has dropped to the lowest ranking in the last several years - from 44.8% in 2019...

US donates 1.269 M4 assault rifles to ARM – acquisitions of handguns, sniper rifles, howitzers to follow!

The Army of the Republic of North Macedonia - ARM, received 1,269 M4 assault rifles from the US as a donation worth US$1.2 million, aimed to assist the equipping of the Light Infantry Battalion Battle Group, the primary NATO-declared unit. These new items will be followed by procurement of equipment and weaponry consisting of handguns, 7.62 mm sniper rifles,...

The аrmies of North Macedonia and USA prepare the Krivolak Military Range for the “Decisive Strike 21” spring drill

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An ambitious plan for the development of the Krivolak Military Range in North Macedonia, in cooperation with the USA was announced yesterday by the Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska - Jankovska, who visited the military training range in the center of the country, together with the US Ambassador Kate Byrnes. Macedonian and US engineering units will start with intense preparations...

Macedonian magazine that published study about existence of a black hole in the middle of the Earth is no longer part of PubMed Central

The Macedonian science magazine "Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences“ (OAMJMS) is no longer part of the free archive of magazines for biomedical and life sciences at the PubMed Central® – U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), as was announced on the National Library's web page. In the archive which can be accessed online,...

Macedonian mobile game “Tie Dye”, No. 1 in the USA, soon launches in China

The mobile game "Tie Dye“ created by the Macedonian game studio,"Furious Avocado“ is a number one game in the United States Of America after it has reached over one million downloads daily. It's a DIY creative game that can color any clothing by user's own choice. The game is very easy to understand and easily inteligible for the wider...

From the first lies to fake news campaigns – and the Balkans’ role in them

Since the humankind’s first moment of awareness of its existence, it has been prone to abusing the communications for spreading gossip and, inevitably, lies. The renowned Israeli author and history professor Yuval Noah Harari argues in his book Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind that gossip is the foundation of our species' survival and stands as one of the main...

US: We expect that EU this year will reach a decision to open the accession talks with North Macedonia

The USA strongly believes that North Macedonia deserves a date for the start of the accession talks as soon as possible, the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Skopje, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, stated today. “The U.S. Government strongly believes that North Macedonia deserves a date to open accession talks at the soonest opportunity. We took note of the statement out...

“Green Berets”, F-16s and B-52s at Krivolak, but without depleted uranium

For more than a month, around 2,700 troops from six countries will participate in the largest and most complex military exercise ever to be held in Macedonia. Around 1,300 Macedonian and US soldiers, as well as troops from Albania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Montenegro will take part in the "Decisive Strike" exercise at the Krivolak training area from June 5th...

Hahn doesn’t see the backing out of the US from the Balkans as a problem

Johannes Hahn, the European Union’s commissioner for neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations thinks that Washington is "interesting" and that it gives its support to the EU over its plan for the Western Balkans, but the times when he was more active in the region have passed, wrote the US news outlet "Washington Post." Still, the EU Commissioner stated that the...

In Washington, the country received new assurances of support for NATO

Thankfully, we have strength in numbers. NATO has grown to include 29 nations. This year, we’re preparing to welcome the 30th, North Macedonia, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, welcoming the fact that the documents for ratification of the Protocol for Membership of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO was submitted to the US Senate last week. Macedonian...

Biden to Zaev: Prespa Agreement contributes to European integration and unity

Former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden sent a letter to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in which he said he was honoured to meet him at the Munich Security Conference and exchange views on current political issues. "Once again I congratulate you on the historic agreement with Greece in Prespa. I am convinced that the agreement is a...

Reeker: USA recognizes the success of the Prespa Agreement

Today, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov met with Philip Reeker, the Civilian Deputy and Political Adviser to the European Command of the US Military Forces, where they exchanged views on the current situation in the country and the region. Dimitrov congratulated Reeker on his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and wished him success...

Osmani – Palmer: Macedonia expects US support in the upcoming period as well

The Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, during a working visit to Washington met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matthew Palmer at the US State Department. He told Palmer that the success of signing the NATO protocol is a result of the strategic partnership between the United States and Macedonia, which he...

Foreign Affairs Committee of US Congress support Macedonia’s NATO membership

The Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, Eliot L. Engel has called on President Donald Trump's administration to support the membership of the future Republic of North Macedonia in NATO. In a letter to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee writes that the membership of North Macedonia in...

Baily will leave Macedonia in March

The US Ambassador Jess Baily announced that he will be departing Skopje in March and that very soon he will go into retirement, after 34 years of service at the State Department. "It’s been my highest honor to work with this fantastic team, each and every day, over the past four years. Capie and I look forward to thanking friends...

Largest international military exercise until now to be held in Macedonia this summer on Krivolak

Until now, the largest international military exercise is to take place in Macedonia called, "Decisive Strike", and will be held in June and July at the Army Training Ground "Krivolak" and at the Training Center "Pepeliste". It will be part of the complex exercises of the European Command of the Armed Forces of the United States "Saber Guardian 19"...

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan is in Macedonia today

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan is visiting Skopje today. He will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, which will be followed by a press conference in the Government of Macedonia. He will also be meeting with President Gjorge Ivanov. Sullivan is the highest State Department official who has been on an official visit to Macedonia since 2001. According to a...

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be visiting Macedonia

The US Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, will start his European tour today and on Tuesday he will visit Skopje. He will also visit Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Sullivan will arrive in Skopje on the 18th of December and he will be the highest ranking Department of State's official to visit Macedonia since 2001. According to the announcement issued...

“Politika”: Gruevski raises tensions between America and Russia

While it has been formally claimed that fugitive Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski is in Budapest, some articles speculate that he had traveled to Russia or Turkey, reported Serbian pro-government daily newspaper "Politika". The article points out that both Russia and Turkey maintain diplomatic relations with Skopje, but have clashed over pro-Western policies pursued by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Under...

USA: Gruevski should serve his jail term in Macedonia

The United States of America believes that convicted MP and former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who is seeking political asylum in Hungary, should serve his jail term at home, said a State Department spokesman for Politico.eu. “After a thorough and transparent legal process, Nikola Gruevski was convicted by Macedonian courts of misuse of office and sentenced to two years in...