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...

Macedonia PM pledges referendum on name deal

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said Skopje is very close to striking a final deal with Athens over the name dispute, and he pledged that Macedonia will hold a referendum on the issue in September or October, Balkan Insight reports. Zaev also said the name dispute solution...

Macedonia jails former PM Gruevski For Two Years

Skopje’s Criminal Court sentenced former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski to two years behind bars for his involvement in the illicit secret purchase of a luxury Mercedes, Balkan Insight reports. Judge Dobrila Kacarska said Gruevski solicited the purchase of a...

Macedonia court acquits Zaev of bribery charge

Skopje’s Criminal Court acquitted Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev of the charge of having solicited a bribe of 200,000 euros to help a local businessman buy land in his home town of Strumica, Balkan Insight reports. Zaev was charged with the offense as he was raising major...