Macedonia

Macedonian PM – Several Options for Law on Languages Are Being ConsideredPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonian PM – Several Options for Law on Languages Are Being Considered

“Apart from the initiative of the Constitutional Court to pronounce on the non-signing of the law on languages ​​by President Gjorge Ivanov, there are other options that legal experts have pointed out to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, but as he pointed out today, they were not presented to […]

Macedonia Files Terrorism Charges Against Those Who Stormed ParliamentPhoto: Mirror/EPA

Macedonia Files Terrorism Charges Against Those Who Stormed Parliament

“Macedonian prosecutors have filed charges against 30 people, including a former interior minister and several opposition lawmakers, for their alleged involvement in the storming of parliament by demonstrators nearly a year ago. The public prosecutor’s office on March 27 charged ex-minister Mitko Cavkov and 27 other people with […]

Macedonian President, United Macedonian Diaspora President Exchange Views in SkopjePhoto: Twitter

Macedonian President, United Macedonian Diaspora President Exchange Views in Skopje

“The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, received today Mr. Metodija Koloski, head of the Washington-based United Macedonian Diaspora. At the meeting, opinions were exchanged on the influence of the Macedonian diaspora, the ways and opportunities for promoting the Macedonian values ​​and their contribution to […]

Russian Embassy in Skopje Denounces Decision to Expel DiplomatS.Borisov/Shutterstock

Russian Embassy in Skopje Denounces Decision to Expel Diplomat

“The Russian Embassy in Macedonia reacted through the social media network Twitter after the Macedonian MFA handed over the decision to expel a Russian diplomat from the country this afternoon. ‘The Macedonian government expelled a Russian diplomat from Skopje, an extremely hostile, unjustified step that has no precedent […]

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 […]