All posts tagged Macedonia

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April 19, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The city council of Skopje has voted unanimously to “twin” the city with Sofia, in a move welcomed by Bulgarian ambassador Ivan Petkov, according to the council’s website. The vote […]

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Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: Political crisis in Macedonia raises serious concerns

March 22, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The internal political crisis in Macedonia, caused by revelations of human rights violations and mass wiretapped phone conversations,including of dipl ...

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New IMF report urges Western Balkan countries to complete reform process

March 10, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Western Balkan countries have attained major economic achievements in the past 15 years, but need to complete the transition to market economies to la ...

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister speaks on relations with Skopje, interconnectors with Romania and Greece

February 17, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria is concerned about the lack of dialogue between the government and opposition in Macedonia and will find a way to address that concern, Bulga ...

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    Macedonian opposition to press criminal charges against PM Gruevski
    February 4, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Macedonia’s largest opposition party LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) said on February 3 that it would press criminal charges against prime minister Nikola Gruevski for unlawful eavesdropping and filming. The spokesman [&hel ...

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    Bulgaria’s Plevneliev holds talks with four Balkans presidents
    February 2, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev held talks with the presidents of four Balkans countries who attended the February 1 state funeral in Sofia of Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgaria’s first democratically-elected president, who […]

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    Major network trafficking heroin into EU bust
    December 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    An extensive network of heroin traffickers, bringing large quantities of the drug into the European Union, has been dismantled following the setting up of a joint investigation team, facilitated by […]

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    Macedonia’s foreign debt in H1 2014 was 5.7 billion euro
    October 2, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Macedonian National Bank said on October 2 that foreign debt in the first six months of 2014 was 5.7 billion euro or 71.66 per cent of GDP. According to the Bank, this debt […]

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    Bulgaria approves co-operation programmes with neighboring countries
    September 18, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria’s cabinet has approved a series of cross-border co-operation programmes with Romania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia. The programmes are to be submitted to the European Commission for approval, following […]