macedonians-still-split-over-ohrid-deal-s-success 02 Sep 14 Macedonians Still Split Over Ohrid Deal’s Success

Thirteen years after the Ohrid Accord ended the fighting between Macedonians and ethnic Albanians, they remain far apart on whether it has worked or not.

how-albanian-discontent-fuelled-macedonia-s-ethnic-protests 22 Jul 14 How Albanian Discontent Fuelled Macedonia’s Ethnic Protests

Recent protests in Macedonia sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians were caused by deep mistrust in the country’s judiciary, seasoned political observer Ismet Ramadani tells BIRN.

storm-gathers-over-macedonian-ethnic-terror-trial 27 Jun 14 Storm Gathers Over Macedonian ‘Ethnic Terror’ Trial

The impending verdict on a group of ethnic Albanians accused of Islamic terrorism over the murder of five ethnic Macedonians could spark dangerous ethnic tensions or even religious strife.

macedonia-is-paying-for-its-rulers-cynical-games 30 May 14 Macedonia is Paying For Its Rulers’ Cynical Games

The recent eruption of ethnic violence in Macedonia is a direct result of the two ruling parties’ irresponsible and costly policy of divide and rule.

macedonia-ethnic-tensions-in-court-and-streets 26 Dec 13 Macedonia: Ethnic Tensions in Court and Streets

In 2013, Macedonia saw ethnic tensions simmer amid a mass murder trial, street riots and a hero’s homecoming for a convicted war criminal freed by the Hague Tribunal.

infographic-state-aid-to-hague-indictees 23 Dec 13 Infographic: State Aid to Hague Indictees

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has established that five former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia – spent a total of almost 40 million euro on support for war crimes suspects at the Hague Tribunal.

macedonia-huge-secret-payments-revealed 23 Dec 13 Macedonia: Huge Secret Payments Revealed

The government refused to say how much it spent on supporting Macedonia’s two war crimes defendants, but estimates from officials and insiders add up to almost 9.5 million euro.

how-ex-yugoslav-states-funded-war-crimes-defendants 23 Dec 13 How Ex-Yugoslav States Funded War Crimes Defendants

Former Yugoslav countries have spent almost 40 million euro of public money supporting war crimes suspects on trial at the Hague Tribunal, a BIRN investigation has revealed.

a-road-trip-across-the-frontlines 24 Sep 13 A Road Trip Across the Frontlines

The young people featured in BIRN’s new Balkan road-movie documentary The Majority Starts Here are disturbed by the ethnic hatred of the past but uncertain about their own futures.

macedonia-ethnic-tensions-and-a-war-criminal-s-welcome 05 Aug 13 Macedonia: Ethnic Tensions and a War Criminal’s Welcome

The first half of 2013 in Macedonia saw a mass murder trial, ethnically-charged riots and a hero’s homecoming for a convicted war criminal freed by the Hague Tribunal.

macedonia-s-top-spy-hunter-denies-aiding-government 18 Jul 13 Macedonia’s Top Spy-Hunter Denies Aiding Government

Macedonia’s lustration commission, set up to root out Communist-era informants, is not a political weapon for the government to target the opposition, its president Tome Adziev tells BIRN.

macedonia-refuses-to-face-its-troubled-past 07 May 13 Macedonia Refuses to Face Its Troubled Past

Macedonia has yet to face up to what happened in its 2001 conflict with Albanian rebels, says Biljana Vankovska, an advocate for Balkan reconciliation initiative RECOM.

macedonian-defence-minister-has-criminal-record 07 Mar 13 Macedonian Defence Minister Has Criminal Record

Before his controversial appointment as defence minister, Talat Xhaferi received a suspended jail sentence for obstructing a policeman in his duties, Balkan Insight can reveal.

why-fear-and-insecurity-has-gripped-macedonia-again 07 Mar 13 Why Fear and Insecurity Has Gripped Macedonia Again

A political crisis has led to ethnic tensions and street violence in Macedonia, while leaders who could combat prejudice and nationalism have been fanning the flames instead.

new-macedonian-defence-minister-opens-old-wounds 22 Feb 13 Talat Xhaferi: Macedonia's Controversial Defence Chief

A row has erupted over the appointment of former ethnic Albanian rebel commander turned politician Talat Xhaferi as Macedonia’s new defence minister.

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