The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union

By |marec 18th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, coal, coal phase-out, European Energy Community, Kosovo, Macedonia, News, Serbia, Ukraine, Western Balkans|

At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported by Chinese and US capital, without active opposition of the EU, he says.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union

North Macedonia takes big step toward NATO accession at London summit

By |februar 6th, 2019|Donald Trump, Jens Stoltenberg, Macedonia, Nato, NATO enlargement, News, Nikola Dimitrov, Theresa May, UK|

NATO signed the accession protocol with North Macedonia on Wednesday (6 February). The military alliance also decided to hold a summit in London in December, when North Macedonia could officially join the alliance.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za North Macedonia takes big step toward NATO accession at London summit

Macedonia pledges more reforms to secure EU accession talks

By |januar 31st, 2019|Austria, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Macedonia, News, Sebastian Kurz, Zoran Zaev|

Macedonia's prime minister said Wednesday (30 January) that in addition to changing his country's name, his government was ready to enact further reforms to speed up the start of EU accession talks.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macedonia pledges more reforms to secure EU accession talks

Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters, MPs queue to speak before vote

By |januar 25th, 2019|Alexis Tsipras, EU enlargement, Greece, Macedonia, name dispute, nationalism, Nato, News, Prespa agreement|

Greek police fired teargas to disperse crowds gathered outside parliament on Thursday (24 January) to protest against a deal over the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as an at times angry parliamentary debate spilled into a third day.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters, MPs queue to speak before vote

Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters, MPs queue to speak before vote

By |januar 25th, 2019|Alexis Tsipras, EU enlargement, Greece, Macedonia, name dispute, nationalism, Nato, News, Prespa agreement|

Greek police fired teargas to disperse crowds gathered outside parliament on Thursday (24 January) to protest against a deal over the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as an at times angry parliamentary debate spilled into a third day.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters, MPs queue to speak before vote

Putin calls for ‘stable Balkans’ during Serbia visit

By |januar 18th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Kosovo war, Macedonia, Montenegro, Montenegro coup, Nato, News, Orthodox Church, Serbia, Vladimir Putin, Western Balkans|

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (17 January) called for stability in the Balkans during a pageantry-filled visit to Serbia, a key Moscow ally.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin calls for ‘stable Balkans’ during Serbia visit

Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

By |januar 17th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, anti-NATO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Crimea annexation, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nato, News, Russia, Serbia, Vladimir Putin|

With T-shirts, mugs and murals bearing his face, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to receive a rock star welcome on Thursday (17 January) when he lands in Serbia, Moscow's key ally on the edge of Europe.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

Pressure builds in Macedonia ahead of name change votes in Parliament

By |januar 9th, 2019|Alexis Tsipras, EPP, EU enlargement, Gjorge Ivanov, Greece, Macedonia, name dispute, nationalism, Nato, News, Nikola Gruevski, Panos Kammenos, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

Macedonian lawmakers gather from Wednesday (9 January) to vote on changing their country's name to settle a decades-long dispute with Greece and open the way to NATO and EU membership.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Pressure builds in Macedonia ahead of name change votes in Parliament

EU’s Balkan enlargement policy must now be guided by geopolitics

By |december 10th, 2018|Brexit, China, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nato, News, Russia, Serbia, Viktor Orbán, Western Balkans|

While the EU has played for time, delaying the EU enlargement process largely because of its own problems, the geopolitical context has changed, writes Vladimir Krulj.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU’s Balkan enlargement policy must now be guided by geopolitics

Bulgarian deputy PM raises obstacles for Macedonia’s EU, NATO accession

By |december 10th, 2018|Alexis Tsipras, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, cash-for-passports scam, Greece, Krassimir Karakachanov, Macedonia, name dispute, Nato, News, Prespa agreement, Zoran Zaev|

Bulgarian deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov stated on Saturday (8 December) that he would not let Macedonia join the EU and NATO, reacting to recent statements by the Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev about the Macedonian language that have also infu...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgarian deputy PM raises obstacles for Macedonia’s EU, NATO accession