Greece should withdraw from the dispute over whether there is a Macedonian or a Turkish minority on its territory and focus on protecting the rights to self-identification, freedom of expression and freedom of association of those communities
It is a disgrace that Macedonia did not obtain a NATO membership invitation because of secret, indefensible and shocking obstruction by its neighbor-Alliance member, said former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson at a gathering in Washington on the Alliance's 60th anniversary, reports Voice of America in Macedonian Language
The political relations between Macedonia and Bosnia/Herzegovina are at highest level, which is not the case with the economic cooperation, President Branko Crvenkovski and B&H Presidency Chairman Nebojsa Radmanovic said Tuesday at a press conference in Sarajevo.
The screening of the documentary film "Remembering Boris" will mark the beginning of the commemoration activities in Macedonia to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of the President Boris Trajkovski
Macedonia and the European Union signed on Monday several financial agreements on the realization of programmes launched under the EU's IPA funds. Today's signing marks the start of realization of 16 projects worth 43.96 million euros.
Macedonia to obtain a date for beginning of EU accession talks by the year-end and full visa liberalization, recommends the European Parliament in the 2008 country progress report, which was adopted Thursday in Strasbourg.
One of the leading figures and symbols of the unrecognized Macedonian minority movement in northern Greece, the orthodox priest Nikodim Carknjas claims he is a victim of classic state sponsored repression.
Gjorge Ivanov, presidential candidate of the VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition 'For Better Macedonia', won 451.365 votes at the fourth elections, thus becoming a new head of state. His SDSM rival Ljubomir Frckoski won 263.457 votes.
European Parliament rapporteur on Macedonia Erik Meijer has asked the European Commission for confirmation whether generally accepted terms "Macedonians" and "Macedonian" and country code "MK" have been replaced with designation "to be defined", reports Deutsche Welle in Macedonian Language.
The name issue is a bilateral dispute between Macedonia and Greece, not related to the country's EU membership c riteria, but nonetheless it has to be settled in the spirit of good neighborly policy, said Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn, MIA reports from Brussels.
Defense Minister Zoran Konjanovski completed late Tuesday the official visit to Montenegro by attending the reception of U.S. Navy frigate "Klakring" at the Bar port, hosted by Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, MIA reports.
Macedonian FM Milososki will meet with the EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn in Brussels today, to discuss inter alia, lifting of the visa regime of the EU member-countries for the Macedonian citizens.
Greek dailies in Monday’s editions put an accent and report about reactions from first meeting between Greek PM Kostas Karamanlis and US President Barack Obama in Strasbourg whose agenda included mutual relations, the relations of Greece with Macedonia and Turkey as well as Cypriot issue.
Macedonia met all conditions for visa-free travel to its citizens in EU member states, while Serbia and Montenegro although made "significant progress" must complete other additional tasks, BBC reports, referring to the statement of EU Commissioner Jacques Barrot.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen hopes for timely settlement of the name row between Macedonia and Greece and he encourages the efforts to overcoming the only obstacle in Macedonia's path to NATO membership.
Positions of Greece's ruling conservative party New Democracy and the opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) with regard to the name issue are almost identical, said the leaders of both parties, Costas Karamanlis and George Papandreou during Tuesday's televised debate.