AJ Impact

North Macedonia battles youth 'brain drain'

Young people tend to seek fortunes elsewhere, even as NATO and EU membership promise a better economy.

North Macedonia battles youth 'brain drain'

Europe

Paragliding world champs: 150 pilots compete for titles

Air sports have provided a 50 percent boost to tourism in Krushevo, which will be an official world training site next year.

European Elections 2019

Greece's Tsipras to call snap elections after resounding defeat

Greek prime minister's leftist Syriza party suffers big losses in EU parliament and local elections.

Greece's Tsipras to call snap elections after resounding defeat

North Macedonia

Pendarovski wins North Macedonia's presidential vote

The 56-year-old garnered 51.7 percent of the vote ahead of Siljanovska-Davkova's 44.73 percent in the run-off.

Stevo Pendarovski wins North Macedonia's presidential election

North Macedonia

Polls close in North Macedonia's presidential runoff election

Voters split on nation's name change choose between ruling party candidate Pendarovski and VMRO's Siljanovska-Davkova.

Polls close in North Macedonia's presidential runoff election

Opinion

Why is the EU punching below its weight in the Western Balkans?

The EU has the leverage to resolve major Balkan issues, such as the Serbia-Kosovo dispute. Why is it holding back?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

North Macedonia

Greek PM makes first official visit to North Macedonia

Alexis Tsipras arrived less than two months after Macedonia agreed to rename itself, ending a 28-year diplomatic row.

Greek PM makes first official visit to North Macedonia

North Macedonia

Inside Skopje, Europe's most polluted capital city

Residents fear for their future after pollution in North Macedonia's capital reaches alarming levels.

Inside Skopje, Europe's most polluted capital city

Opinion

How the Balkans solved a Balkan problem

The reluctance of the West to face the truth about the Macedonia name dispute stalled its resolution for years.

Katerina Kolozova

by Katerina Kolozova

Katerina Kolozova

Europe

North Macedonia sees landmark overhaul over name deal

Within the next six months, it must rename state institutions, rewrite school textbooks and relabel public monuments.

AJ IMPACT

N Macedonia and Greece to decide ownership of name for branding

A committee is to decide, over the next three years, which products may continue to use the term 'Macedonian'.

Greece

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's NATO accession

Ratification to normalise ties between the two neighbours and anchor Macedonia within the western sphere of influence.

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's NATO accession

North Macedonia

North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns

Russia accuses the West of 'destabilising' the Balkans by pushing Macedonia and Montenegro to join NATO.

North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns

Europe

Name row: Greece, North Macedonia have work cut out for them

The prickliest issues emanating from the name change to North Macedonia are cultural and will take time to carry out.

Name row: Greece, North Macedonia have work cut out for them

Greece

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's new name

Amid deep divisions, Greek parliament approves Macedonia name-change deal to end neighbours' protracted dispute.

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's new name