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Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonia and Greece Make Progress on Name; Seven Days Later President Ivanov Hasn’t Signed Law on Languages; Zuckerberg – Lots of Facebook Accounts from Macedonia Spreading Fake NewsPhoto: AP

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonia and Greece Make Progress on Name; Seven Days Later President Ivanov Hasn’t Signed Law on Languages; Zuckerberg – Lots of Facebook Accounts from Macedonia Spreading Fake News

“Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says he and his Macedonian counterpart made progress toward reaching a settlement in the decades-old dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic. ‘Today, we made steps to solve the problems we inherited,’ Kotzias told a joint news conference in Skopje on […]

What are Macedonia’s Laws on Languages in Municipalities?Photo: MIA/RFERL

What are Macedonia’s Laws on Languages in Municipalities?

“According to Chapter 14 of the Law on Local Self-Government, ie Article 89, in the municipalities in Macedonia, the official language is the Macedonian language and its Cyrillic alphabet. Furthermore, Article 90 determines which official languages ​​are in the municipalities, and paragraph 1 states: ‘In the municipalities, the […]

Macedonia and Greece Exchange Name Proposal IdeasPhoto: EWB

Macedonia and Greece Exchange Name Proposal Ideas

“Greece and Macedonia say they traded draft proposals for settling a decades-old dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic, ahead of UN-mediated talks later this month. Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on March 20 that Athens had sent its proposal to the Skopje government and […]

Zaev – President Violated Constitution by Not Signing Law on LanguagesPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Zaev – President Violated Constitution by Not Signing Law on Languages

“The Law on the Use of Languages ​​will not change anything in Macedonia, nor will it disturb its common future. I appeal to everyone, let the law live, respect the institutions, and the Constitutional Court and the Venice Commission will have their say on the matter, said Prime […]

Macedonia Overturns Decade Old Terrorism ConvictionRFERL

Macedonia Overturns Decade Old Terrorism Conviction

“A Macedonian court has overturned the more than decade-old terrorism convictions of 10 ethnic Albanian men, many of whom served long prison terms over a mine attack on a NATO vehicle. The Skopje criminal ruled that there was no evidence linking the men to the 2003 blast in […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ivanov Refuses to Sign Law on Languages; US Embassy – Macedonia has a real chance at NATO and EU; Estonia Urges Businessmen to invest in Macedonia, Serbia, Albania

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ivanov Refuses to Sign Law on Languages; US Embassy – Macedonia has a real chance at NATO and EU; Estonia Urges Businessmen to invest in Macedonia, Serbia, Albania

“Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov has refused for the second time to sign the law that makes Albanian the second official language in the country, even though legal experts say he is obliged to do so. Ivanov’s action has made the political situation in Macedonia more fragile again, and […]

Law on Languages Passes in Tense Parliament AtmospherePhoto: N1

Law on Languages Passes in Tense Parliament Atmosphere

“While Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi began to read out that the Law on the Use of Languages ​​would be on the voting agenda, MPs from VMRO-DPMNE, led by former leader Nikola Gruevski tried to prevent Xhaferi from calling a vote. Coordinator of the VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group, Dragan Danev, […]

Bulgarian PM Commemorates 75 Years Since Deportation of Jews From MacedoniaPhoto: Novo Makedonija

Bulgarian PM Commemorates 75 Years Since Deportation of Jews From Macedonia

“The Nazis who were here made inhuman things with living human beings. Of course, we are very sorry, and we are here today, because everyone who was sent to burn in the camps should not be forgotten, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stressed at the commemoration in memory […]