Macedonia

22 January 2018
Movement on Macedonia Name Dispute – But in Which Direction?

The Greek and Macedonian premiers want a quick solution to the endless quarrel, but Greek nationalists are demanding a say.

 
9 January 2018
Smog Chokes the Balkans

As heating is turned up to beat the mid-winter cold, the Balkan peninsula is grappling with a well-known foe: suffocating levels of air pollution. 

 
14 December 2017
Hopes Grow of a Farewell to FYROM Premium

Macedonia and Greece are reopening UN-sponsored talks over their long-standing name dispute.

 
4 December 2017
The Trials and Retrials of Macedonia’s Conservatives Premium

Protests are held in the streets in Skopje and Pristina as opposition leader says he will step down.

 
30 October 2017
Social Democrats Win Sweeping Victory in Second Round of Macedonian Elections Premium

Poll is another blow to former ruling party VMRO-DPMNE, which says it won’t recognize the results.

 
24 October 2017
The Ajvar War
In Macedonia, memories of a crackdown on a beloved culinary tradition are still fresh. From Global Voices.
By Dragan Kucirov and Goce Arsovski
 
13 October 2017
Man Who Assaulted Macedonian Politician to Serve Four Years in Jail Premium

The attacker was part of the mob that violently broke into the Macedonian parliament in April.

 
7 September 2017
Macedonia's Former Ruling Party Accused of Inflaming Xenophobia Ahead of Local Elections
The anti-migrant campaign has led to violence against some journalists. From Global Voices.
By Filip Stojanovski
 
31 August 2017
No End to FYROM Dispute for Now, Greek Sources Say Premium

New government in Skopje made promises about a solution, but divisions between the Balkan neighbors run deep.

 
29 August 2017
An Unmitigated Breakthrough Premium

Bulgaria and Macedonia sign a historical treaty that could prove a key turning point in a region riddled with identity questions.

By Boyko Vassilev
 

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