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North Macedonia: Center-left government OK'd by parliament

Jan. 16, 2022 18:07 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition Cabinet led by the Social Democrats, with two ethnic Albanian parties as junior partners. The Cabinet won the confidence vote 62-46 in the 120-member legislature. It enjoys somewhat...

North Macedonia: New Social Democrat leader tapped for PM

Dec. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s president Wednesday nominated Social Democrat party leader Dimitar Kovachevski to become the next prime minister. The move follows the formal resignation last week of the country’s center-left government to pave the way for new...

North Macedonia's prime minister formally steps down

Dec. 22, 2021 16:04 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev formally resigned Wednesday, in a move he had announced after his governing Social Democrat party's heavy defeat in October's local elections. Zaev is set to be replaced by a former deputy finance...

3 Western Balkan countries deepen economic ties at summit

Dec. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia met Tuesday to discuss and agree on furthering their Open Balkan initiative to promote political and economic ties. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama hosted the two-day meeting in the capital, Tirana, with...

North Macedonia: Finance official tapped to become next PM

Dec. 13, 2021 08:53 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats have elected Dimitar Kovachevski as their party's new leader and he is set to take over as prime minister if a coalition agreement remains intact. Kovachevski takes over as party leader from Prime Minister...

Bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria; at least 45 dead

Nov. 23, 2021 14:50 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bus carrying tourists back to North Macedonia crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, including a dozen children, authorities said. DNA tests were being carried out to identify the victims. The bus...

North Macedonia's PM says will stay on in post temporarily

Nov. 10, 2021 10:17 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's prime minister, who announced his resignation on Oct. 31 following his leftist coalition's heavy defeat in local elections, has said he will stay on in the post temporarily to ensure the country's political situation stabilizes. ...

North Macedonia opposition leader wants to form new govt

Nov. 06, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The leader of North Macedonia's center-right opposition VMRO-DPMNE party says he has secured a majority in Parliament to submit a no confidence vote against the leftist cabinet, after a small ethnic Albanian party announced it has left the ruling coalition. ...

N.Macedonia opposition seeks election after local poll sweep

Nov. 01, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The leader of North Macedonia’s conservative opposition is calling for an early parliamentary election after scoring a sweeping victory in municipal polls that prompted the center-left prime minister to announce his resignation. ...

North Macedonia PM announces resignation after election loss

Oct. 31, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation late Sunday following the heavy defeat of his governing Social Democratic Union in North Macedonia’s local elections. “The responsibility for this outcome is mine and I’m resigning...