Opinion

Despite good news, the Western Balkans are in trouble

Progress on Euro-Atlantic integration may not stave off major challenges the region is facing.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Human trafficking

South Asian migrants held for ransom, abused in North Macedonia

Four suspects charged over exploitation of group of 12 migrants, who they physically attacked and fed only once a day.

South Asian migrants held for ransom, abused in North Macedonia

Opinion

Russia's spy war in the Balkans

The Balkans have seen an uptick in Russian spy activity. Will this damage relations with Moscow?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Opinion

How the EU balkanised the Balkans

It is time Western Europe understood that there is more than one way to be European.

Katerina Kolozova

by Katerina Kolozova

Katerina Kolozova

Opinion

Did Macron kill the EU enlargement dream?

Macron's veto against the accession of North Macedonia and Albania brought the future of the EU into question.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

North Macedonia

North Macedonia PM calls for snap elections after EU snub

EU leaders were thwarted from greenlighting start of Skopje's accession talks after opposition from France.

North Macedonia PM calls for snap elections after EU snub

Europe

Anger over EU's 'historic mistake' on Skopje, Tirana

A handful of countries led by France block European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania.

Anger over EU's 'historic mistake' on Skopje, Tirana

Europe

Protesting North Macedonia cultural workers make breakthrough

Opera singers, actors and archaeologists among those on the streets of Skopje demanding a new union-government contract.

Protesting North Macedonia cultural workers make breakthrough

AJ Impact

Pompeo cautions Balkan leaders about Chinese economic influence

Visiting southeastern Europe, US secretary of state warns leaders over Beijing's conditional infrastructure investments.

Pompeo cautions Balkan leaders about Chinese economic influence

Opinion

China enters the Balkans

Can Beijing leverage its investments to become another major player in the region?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

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