The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Monday that the withdrawal was made after intelligence reports of “very offensive acts” planned against Serb interests in Macedonia. He didn’t specify, adding that in the next 10 days “everything will be much clearer.”
The Macedonian Foreign Ministry said Monday it “is not aware of the reasons for this decision.” Macedonian media said that Sunday night’s move was made after Macedonia indicated it would support another bid by Kosovo for membership in the United Nation’s education, cultural and scientific organization, UNESCO.
The Macedonian government said in a statement that it wants good relations with Serbia, but will vote in line with a majority of European Union countries on Kosovo’s UNESCO membership. Macedonia is a candidate for EU …