Gruevski

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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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. PM Dukanovic expects Montenegro to join NATO by mid-2017 (European Western Balkans) 9. Most Bulgarian parties back burqa ban (Balkan EU) 8. ...
Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, addresses the general debate of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly.
25/Sep/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Marco Castro. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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 ...
The Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, one of several pompous structures recently built by the government.

Ever since the Przino Agreement of July 2015, Macedonia’s upcoming parliamentary elections have been framed by the country’s two main political parties as the most important since independence in 1991. The incumbent Democratic Party of Macedonian National Unity (DPMNE) is ...
Macedonia is at a vital crossroads.

The most peculiar thing about Macedonian politics today is that voters actually have it easy. A highly turbulent 2015 in Macedonia has given birth to an unlikely silver lining which many developed democracies could only ever yearn for: when the ...