Macedonia

All 35,000 Amendments on Macedonian Law on Languages TranslatedPhoto: Rašo

All 35,000 Amendments on Macedonian Law on Languages Translated

“All amendments submitted for the Law on Languages have now been translated, reported the Office of Parliamentary Speaker, Talat Xhaferi. They reported that the amendments to the Law on Languages have now been archived, processed and posted to the e-parliament, and that the Translation Department had translated all submitted amendments. […]

Macedonians Celebrate National Hero Goce DelchevPhoto: Youtube

Macedonians Celebrate National Hero Goce Delchev

“In celebration of the 146th anniversary of the birth of the national hero and revolutionary, Goce Delchev, a government delegation headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Minister of Defense, Radmila Shekerinska, paid tribute today and laid fresh flowers on […]

Nimetz Arrives in Skopje While Citizens ProtestPhoto: RFE/RL

Nimetz Arrives in Skopje While Citizens Protest

“UN negotiator Matthew Nimetz has arrived in Macedonia for talks with the country’s leadership, in a relaunched effort to settle a dispute with neighboring Greece over Macedonia’s official name. Nimetz, who has already met with Greek officials in Athens, says there appears to be momentum for solving the […]

USAID Begins 7 Year Program for Freedom of Media Across Balkans

USAID Begins 7 Year Program for Freedom of Media Across Balkans

“The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a program to assist the media in the Balkans in their struggle for independence and survival in the time of digitization, as well as the political and economic pressures brought by modern democracy. The project ‘Balkan Media Assistance Program’ will […]

Spain Allegedly Urges EU to Exclude Kosovo from EU EnlargementPhoto: Traveleks

Spain Allegedly Urges EU to Exclude Kosovo from EU Enlargement

“Spain has said Kosovo should be excluded from an EU plan to accelerate Western Balkans enlargement. ‘The concept of ‘WB6′ does not fit the enlargement dynamic. Kosovo is not part of the enlargement process and has its own differentiated framework,’ the Spanish foreign ministry said in an informal […]

Macedonian Law on Languages Faces 35,000+ Amendments

Macedonian Law on Languages Faces 35,000+ Amendments

“Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi says that up until now, 17,000 amendments have been translated, out of the 35,569 amendments that the opposition submitted for the Law on the Use of Languages. ‘There are members who have about 300 amendments, such as the case of Article 5, which will […]

UN Mediator Nimetz Urges Action to Resolve Macedonia Name Issue After Meeting Greek FMPhoto: RFE/RL

UN Mediator Nimetz Urges Action to Resolve Macedonia Name Issue After Meeting Greek FM

“There is a momentum, it’s time for decision making, stated the mediator in the name dispute, Matthew Nimetz after the meeting with Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, reports the Macedonian Information Agency (MIA). Nimetz stated that the meeting was constructive and said that the Head of […]

Macedonian Deputy PM Osmani Confident Language Law Will Be PassedPhoto: European Western Balkans

Macedonian Deputy PM Osmani Confident Language Law Will Be Passed

“The Law on the Use of Languages ​​will be passed despite not being signed into law by President Gjorge Ivanov and the attempt by the opposition, VMRO-DPMNE, to block the submitted amendments. Their opposition is a confirmation of the lack of a sense of responsibility and sensitivity regarding […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian, Greek Politicians Try to Convince Populations Over Name Issue; A Million Greeks to Protest Resolution on Name?; Russia Will Accept Any Name Macedonia and Greece Agree On

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian, Greek Politicians Try to Convince Populations Over Name Issue; A Million Greeks to Protest Resolution on Name?; Russia Will Accept Any Name Macedonia and Greece Agree On

“Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is ready to accept a ‘composite name’ that includes the moniker ‘Macedonia’ to settle a long-standing dispute over the name of its Balkan neighbor. Tsipras’s televised comments on January 27 came after he held talks in Athens with key political leaders, […]