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WEEKEND READ: The Power of Macedonian Healers

WEEKEND READ: The Power of Macedonian Healers

“Macedonian healer changed my life in unexpected way – Alastair Stewart ‘If she can fix you, she’ll fix you. She’ll touch your back and tell you outright if she can help you. Everyone around here knows her. Rumour has it a football team tried to recruit her once, […]

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU OfficialsPhoto: Twitter

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU Officials

“European Union (EU) High Representative Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday the Western Balkans leaders were united in supporting the Skopje – Athens agreement on a new name for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations, the Beta news agency […]

Only Six Amnesties in Macedonia in 27 YearsPhoto: Mirror/EPA

Only Six Amnesties in Macedonia in 27 Years

Yesterday’s unanimous decision to adopt an Amnesty Law for the violent events that took place in Parliament on 27th of April, voted in by 95 MPs both from the ruling party and opposition, caused an avalanche of reactions from the Macedonian public. The main issue here is whether politicians […]

State Department’s Deputy Secretary of State in Skopje

State Department’s Deputy Secretary of State in Skopje

“DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you for that kind introduction, Prime Minister. It is a great honor to be here with you today. I have had already a fruitful visit to Macedonia. I have had the honor of meeting several government officials. As I have discussed in my meetings with […]

“Macedonia and Kosovo Should Treat Air Pollution as a National Security Threat”Photo: Balkan Green Energy News/Pixabay

“Macedonia and Kosovo Should Treat Air Pollution as a National Security Threat”

“Protest slogans with similar content were noticeable at both Pristina and Skopje demonstrations held in the past 3 years. Civil societies in both Kosovo and Macedonia showed severe discontent, engaging in street activism and institutional advocacy, challenging the dominant narrative of the political elites, which claimed to be unable or lacked willingness […]

Zaev and Tsipras Officially Nominated for Nobel Peace PrizePhoto: Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

Zaev and Tsipras Officially Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

“Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras have been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts on the Prespa Agreement, resolving the name dispute which has lasted for two-decades. In Skopje today, Zaev and Tsipras’s nomination was announced by Uided Bushamaui , the 2015 Nobel […]

Davos, 24.01.2018. -Premijeri Grcke i Makedonije, Aleksis Cipras (D) i Zoran Zaev (L), sastali su se na marginama Svetskog ekonomskog foruma u sklopu pojacnih napora za resenje visedecenijskog spora oko imena makedonske drzave, danas u Davosu. (BETAPHOTO/VLADA MAKEDONIJE/MO)Photo: Beta

Greek and Macedonian PMs to Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

“The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, are among the favourites to become nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to a Swedish journalist specialised in covering the secretive decision-making of the Nobel committee. Tsipras and Zaev reached a deal in June on a […]

MPs Given Green Light for AmnestyPhoto: Mirror/EPA

MPs Given Green Light for Amnesty

“The five MPs of the parliamentary group charged with the violence on April 27 will be able to seek and receive amnesty for themselves. This will be provided by the new Amnesty law, whose draft-proposal was agreed on in the legislature yesterday. With it, there will be no […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The Pope to Visit Macedonia; Greek Protests Over Macedonia End in Violence; Could Bulgaria Block Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Integration?JetSettingFools

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The Pope to Visit Macedonia; Greek Protests Over Macedonia End in Violence; Could Bulgaria Block Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Integration?

“The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis will travel to Bulgaria and Macedonia May 5-7, 2019, with a stop in Mother Teresa’s hometown of Skopje. The Pope will spend the bulk of the trip in the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Rakovski before visiting Skopje, Macedonia, the birthplace […]

State Department’s John Sullivan to Skopje and SarajevoPhoto: AP

State Department’s John Sullivan to Skopje and Sarajevo

“Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE […]