Macedonia

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 […]

Zaev Says Law on Languages Should Pass This WeekPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Zaev Says Law on Languages Should Pass This Week

“This week, the Law on Languages ​​should be adopted, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday, while answering a journalist’s question at a press conference with BiH Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić. ‘You know that the debate has been ongoing for 9 months, and for […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Srebrenica award to Bosnian Serb leader angers victims’ families; Why is Russia’s Kremlin-linked Biker Gang Traveling to the Balkans?; Zvizdic Leads Delegation on Official Visit to MacedoniaPhoto: Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Pool/ Reuters

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Srebrenica award to Bosnian Serb leader angers victims’ families; Why is Russia’s Kremlin-linked Biker Gang Traveling to the Balkans?; Zvizdic Leads Delegation on Official Visit to Macedonia

“Authorities in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica angered relatives of the 1995 massacre there by handing its top municipal award on Sunday to the leader of the Bosnian Serbs, local media reported. The town’s city hall under its Serb mayor Mladen Grujicic awarded the distinction, the Golden Plaque […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Bulgarian PM, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to Attend 75th Anniversary of Deportation of Jews from Macedonia; What to Expect from Greek FM Visit to Skopje; Macedonian Journalist Orgs – Attack on Free Press is Attack on Democracy

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Bulgarian PM, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to Attend 75th Anniversary of Deportation of Jews from Macedonia; What to Expect from Greek FM Visit to Skopje; Macedonian Journalist Orgs – Attack on Free Press is Attack on Democracy

“Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is scheduled to attend the ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Macedonia, which include a ceremony at the Parliament and the preview opening of The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia. The presence of the Bulgarian […]

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Can Trump Solve the Macedonian Conundrum?

“This year marks the 115th anniversary of the first modern day Macedonian state, heroically established in 1903 in Krusevo. However, Macedonia’s future is in serious jeopardy, due to the remarkable shortsightedness of its government, as well as the escalating belligerence of Greece. In response, over this past weekend more […]

Macedonians Worldwide Unite for MacedoniaPhoto: MIA/RFERL

Macedonians Worldwide Unite for Macedonia

“Macedonian non-governmental organizations are protesting ongoing talks on the name of their country, accusing Greece of committing ‘human rights violations as well as crimes against humanity, war crimes andgenocide’ against its Macedonian minority since 1913. In a joint statement Tuesday to Anadolu Agency, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International, the United Macedonian […]

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WaPo – Macedonian Anti-Corruption Scandal Boils

“Five members of Macedonia’s state anti-corruption commission have stepped down because of an unfolding spending scandal. The latest three resignations came on Wednesday after two other members, including the head of the commission, stepped down earlier this week. Parliament still has to formally accept the resignations. The seven-member […]