Contents tagged with Macedonia

  • Media: Former Prime Minister of Macedonia fled to Hungary due to death threats

    Former Prime Minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski said that he fled to Hungary to avoid the two-year prison sentence in his home country after he received the threat that he would be killed in jail, reported Radio Liberty.

    In an interview with the Macedonian Sitel TV channel on February 2, Gruevski said that he initially intended to go to jail despite “the crazy judgments with no legal basis”.

    “But... I received information that someone was planning my assassination in prison,” the ex-prime …

  • Ukraine calls on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia

    Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration called on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia, during her meeting with Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev as part of her working visit to Croatia, reported the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ press service.

    "Russia has not shown any progress in the implementation of the PACE resolutions regarding Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Its recent provocations in the Azov Sea, fake …

  • US Defense Secretary: Russia meddling with Macedonian referendum

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis has accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Macedonia, which is intended to clear the way for the country to join NATO.

    Mattis told reporters he has no doubt that the Russian government is financing pro-Russian groups in order to sabotage the referendum.

    “They have sent money and they are also conducting broader influence campaigns. We must give the Macedonians the opportunity to determine their own position,” Mattis …

  • US Secretary of Defense concerned about Russia’s possible interference in the referendum in Macedonia

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated on September 11 that he will visit Macedonia on the eve of the Referendum on changing the name of the country that will take place on September 30. Mattis expressed his fears regarding possible interference from Moscow in the voting process in Macedonia.

    In June, the Macedonian government agreed with Greek authorities to change its name to North Macedonia. The change of the country's name will allow Greece to not oppose the neighboring country’s joining …

  • Ukraine urges Macedonia to recognize Holodomor as the genocide of Ukrainian people

    The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on the visit of Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin to Macedonia. "Klimkin has requested [Talat] Xhaferi to consider the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of Ukrainian people," the statement said.

    During the meeting with the Speaker of the Assembly (Parliament) of Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi, the parties discussed issues of inter-parliamentary cooperation between the Verkhovna Rada and the …

  • Macedonia may change name in order to join NATO

    Macedonia may join EU under the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which Greece insists on, as stated by Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Macedonian Radio Television (MRT).

    “There are two ways – either solving the problem, or joining NATO under a conditional name and continuing negotiations with Greece on the issue that Greece has with the constitutional name of our country, in connection with our integration into the EU. They know about our desire to join the European …