Press Review 27 Jan 14

Macedonia Press Review – January 27, 2014

Macedonian Church is not Subjugated to the political leaders, Good Macedonia-Serbia relations should boost economic cooperation

Skopje

DNEVNIK
Bishop Timotej of the Macedonian Orthodox Church strongly rebuffs recent claims coming from neighboring Greece that the Macedonian church is deeply subjugated by the Macedonian state and its political leadership. Timotej insists that the Greek and the Serbian church are in fact more tied to their political leaderships, arguing that Greek orthodox priests are listed as public administration workers and receive wages by the state and that Serbian priest in the past often went hand in hand with that country’s politicians to negotiate issues abroad. Timotej reacts to a recent claim by Michalis Tritos, the head of the Faculty of Theology in Thessaloniki, Greece. Tritos had said that there is a “terrifying embrace between the church in Skopje and the state” and that “the church is being used for state purposes”. The Serbian and the Greek Church do not recognize Macedonia's Church ecclesiastical independence, known as autocephaly.

UTRINSKI VESNIK
Good neighborly relations between Macedonia and Serbia, founded on mutual respect, should be basis for harnessing the potential for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. This is what Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his visiting Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic agreed upon on Saturday in Skopje.

Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Premium Selection

bristol-s-good-spirit-brings-a-new-glamour-to-the-old-hotel-06-13-2016
26 Jun 16

Bristol’s Good Spirit Brings a New Glamour to the Old Hotel

One of Belgrade’s most-loved bartenders brings foreigners and locals alike together at Hotel Bristol with her warmth and charm.

ex-croatian-pm-s-success-doomed-from-start-06-22-2016
23 Jun 16

Croatia's Ex-PM Was Doomed From Start, Experts Say

The position of Croatia's now former Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, a non-party candidate for the post, was highly problematic from the moment he took office.

22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

22 Jun 16

Census Bombshell adds to Bosnia's EU Woes

21 Jun 16

Report Hailing Economic Growth Questioned

20 Jun 16

All Eyes on China in Serbian Steel Mill Town

Latest News from the Balkans

26 Jun 16

Outdoor Cinemas Take Over the Belgrade Summer

24 Jun 16

Balkans Shaken as UK Chooses EU Exit

24 Jun 16

Fears Grow For Hijacked Albanian Fishermen

24 Jun 16

Kosovo Probes Dubious KLA Veterans' List

24 Jun 16

Bulgaria Moves to Make Radical Islam a Crime

24 Jun 16

Romania to Curb Perks of Jailbird Authors

24 Jun 16

Islamophobia Summit Opens in Bosnian Capital