Launch of “Operation Broom” cleanup in North Macedonia marred by MP drug scandal

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 24, 2019

PM Zoran Zaev pledged to sack party and government officials who have performed poorly after voters punished the ruling coalition’s candidate for the government’s domestic failings in the recent presidential election.

North Macedonia’s new president signs off 21 laws his predecessor refused to endorse

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2019

Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the bills, on topics including financial support for investments and reforms to the security services, in protest against the change of the country's name to North Macedonia.

Environment for SMEs improved in Western Balkans, Turkey but potential still unexploited

bne IntelliNews May 7, 2019

SMEs are under-represented in international trade and their contribution to value added remains low, the latest SME Policy Index finds.

Governing coalition’s candidate wins presidential election runoff in North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 6, 2019

The victory for Stevo Pendarovski is a validation of the ruling coalition’s pro-western approach, prioritising Nato and EU integration.

Will operation “Broom” sweep pro-western Pendarovski to North Macedonia’s presidency?

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 25, 2019

The poor showing for their candidate in the first round of the presidential election shocked North Macedonia’s ruling coalition, which has pledged to wipe out incompetent officials as it fights for the votes of the ethnic Albanian minority.