Macedonia

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If you encountered posters for the local election campaign in Macedonia, you might get the idea that “Life is coming to Macedonia for everyone” (SDSM’s election slogan since the 2016 parliamentary elections), or that “A new era is approaching” (VMRO ...
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. 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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Macedonia is witnessing a moment in which the traditions of an anti-democratic political culture and the elimination of economic and political incentives within the post-socialist transition have combined with neoliberal capitalist economic policies pursued by political elites and have successfully ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Greece’s PM Tsipras to visit Sofia and Istanbul (Balkan EU) 9. Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev and ruling party GERB clash over diaspora ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Albanian President Nishani meets EC President Tusk (European Western Balkans) 9. Kosovo cracks down on property usurpers (BIRN) 8. Croatia makes ...
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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.
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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. ...
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 ...