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Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski

In 2005, 14-year-old Macedonia became the second EU candidate member from former Yugoslavia after Croatia. Having largely avoided the horrors of the Yugoslav Wars, led by the strongly pro-European SDSM party, and with a preamble on European integration in its ...
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An autumn, a winter, a whole year gone now,  just as another promise made by the Albanian government. The judiciary reform that was supposed to take place in the autumn of 2015 seemed an unbearable task for Edi Rama. All ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Macedonia allows medical marijuana in pharmacies (BIRN) 9. EULEX mandate in Kosovo extended for another two years (European Western Balkans) 8. ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Kosovo-Serbia dialogue continues in Brussels (Balkan EU) 9. Turkey’s tourism in crisis (Balkan EU) 8. Talks on new Serbian government scheduled ...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lies in the Western Balkans,at the crossroads between the occidental West and the oriental East. Due to its geopolitical position, Bosnia’s history has been marked by wars between different tribes and conquests of various empires. The Ottoman ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Former Croatian PM Kosor regrets blockade of Serbia (Balkan EU) 9. Kosovo becomes part of UEFA (Balkan EU) 8. Albania jails ...
Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, addresses the general debate of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly.
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Huge masses of protesters have flooded Macedonia’s capital after President Gjorgje Ivanov decided to pardon politicians facing criminal charges from both government and opposition parties on 12 April. By exonerating a total of 56 politicians, Ivanov escalated the political crisis ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Large diaspora event with participants from 50 countries due in November in Albania (BIRN) 9. New party in Bulgaria denies being controlled by Turkey (BIRN) 8. ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Concerns about Serbia’s pre-electoral situation (European Western Balkans) 9. Serbian General Hadzic’s war crime trial postponed indefinitely (BIRN) 8. Bulgaria to hold referendum on electoral reforms ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Bulgaria to invest 1.2 billion euros in military (BIRN) 9. Hague frees journalist Florence Hartmann (BIRN) 8. EU’s HRVP Mogherini meets Montenegro’s PM Djukanovic (European Western ...