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

Greece

Thousands protest as Greek parliament delays Macedonia vote

Vote pushed back as high number of MPs ask to address parliament amid rising tensions over deal to end name dispute.

Thousands protest as Greek parliament delays Macedonia vote

North Macedonia

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Long-running dispute over identity and security reaches decisive moment, as Greek MPs vote on 'North Macedonia' name.

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Greece

Violent clashes in Athens over Macedonia name change

The name-change agreement is the result of a dispute between Macedonia and Greece that has lasted 27 years.

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Greece

Greek PM wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia deal

Victory clears major obstacle for Greece's approval of a deal to end Macedonia name dispute.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote

Greece

Greek government splits over Macedonia name change

PM Tsipras calls confidence vote after defence minister resigns and withdraws party from coalition government.

Greek government splits over Macedonia name change