Last week started with cabinet changes in the Macedonian government following the resignation of the minister of education. At the same time, reports from the country are showing 4% growth in industrial production, placing Macedonia ahead of some EU countries in terms of economic recovery.
Orient Express Weekly (15-21 April 2013)
Baroness Ashton of the Balkans On Thursday Serbian PM Ivica Dačić and his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci put their initials on the final text of the agreement on the special status of the Serb municipalities in Kosovo. Last week’s two additional rounds of talks mediated by the EU’s Catherine Ashton resulted in a compromise solution […]
Greek-Macedonian naming dispute
An opportunity to name a country is a rare occasion. Greek politicians have been savoring this opportunity for 22 years. Why don’t we all join them? What name would the Orient Express readers choose for Macedonia? Choose among the proposals already discussed, or even better – be creative and help Greece and Macedonia overcome their […]