Macedonia and Greece announce historic ‘name’ deal

After more than 25 years of deadlock, Skopje and Athens have struck a deal on the Macedonian name dispute, agreeing on the composite name Republic of North Macedonia, Balkan Insight reports. The deal, which has yet to be ratified, would allow Skopje to enter NATO and...

Bosnian Serbs accuse Britain of meddling in election

The United Kingdom announced it would deploy about 40 military personnel to help ensure free and fair elections in Bosnia in October. Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik responded by accusing the UK of meddling in Republika Srpska’s internal affairs and said the...

Sweden criticizes Russia pipeline, but grants permit

Sweden’s government granted Russia permits to lay Nord Stream 2 pipelines through its Baltic Sea waters, saying it could not turn down the 9.5 billion euro project, which is fully owned by Gazprom, EU Observer reports. Both Finland and Germany have already given...