EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed his condolences for the bus accident that occurred on Wednesday near Skopje in which 14 passengers lost their lives while over 30 were injured. “Deeply saddened by last night’s tragic accident in North Macedonia Skopje – Tetovo highway. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims and the injured,” Hahn posted on Twitter. Condolences were also extended from political leaders in the Balkan region. The Parliaments in Albania and Kosovo started their sessions with a minute of silence for the victims of the accident near Skopje. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama extended his condolences to the families of the victims. Condolences were also extended by Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, the Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos and the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik. Condolences also came from Russian Ambassador Sergey Bazdnikin, while the Embassy of the US and that of Germany in Skopje set their national flags at half-staff as sign of condolences for the victims of the bus accident.