On the last day of September citizens of Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) went to the polls to decide whether they want to change their state’s name to “North Macedonia” in order to end a long running dispute with Greece. The Yes camp won by 94% of the […]
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It’s Europe Day and our regular contributor, Milen Marinov tells us the story of Bulgaria, his homeland where despite EU membership, corruption still exists but this is a story of hope and a future that Milen is ready to fight for and we all at Europa United salute […]
Europa United’s Milen Marinov examines the current political crisis between Turkey and its neighbours. For so long, a cordial political position has existed in the Eastern Mediterranean but under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has recently taken to antagonising its neighbours and this hasn’t gone unnoticed in the European […]
The last few weeks have seen thousands of protesters hit the streets of Sofia every Thursday, demonstrating against the Bulgarian government’s approval of plans to expand a ski resort in one of the country’s national parks, Pirin Mountain. Pirin is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to rare bears, wolves, […]
In a move designed to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia’s European and NATO integration, on Tuesday Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev signed a friendship treaty. Signing of this treaty ended a process that lasted for over 20 years. In […]
Corruption is a major problem in the countries of Eastern Europe. The rule of law here is weak and local strongmen have a great power – so great that they can easily avoid the laws. “The law is a door in the middle of the open field and […]
On the 4th of June the British newspaper The Guardian revealed that Russian spies and diplomats had been involved in a nearly decade-long action to spread propaganda and provoke discord in Macedonia. This is believed to have been a part of broader efforts by the Kremlin to increase […]