macedonia-s-sopot-case-stuck-in-courts-for-13-years-12-22-2016
23 Dec 16 Macedonia NATO Killings Case Unresolved After 13 Years

Defendants in the politically-charged Sopot case, in which ethnic Albanian villagers are accused of planting a mine that killed NATO soldiers in 2003, are hoping a new investigation will establish their innocence.

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macedonia-s-war-crimes-convict-enters-parliament-12-18-2016
19 Dec 16 Macedonian War Crimes Convict Enters Parliament

Johan Tarculovski, the only Macedonian convicted by the Hague war crimes tribunal, was elected as MP from the main ruling VMRO DPMNE party at last week's parliamentary elections.

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macedonia-hague-convict-opposition-mulls-election-incidents-12-09-2016
09 Dec 16 Macedonian War Crimes Convict Warns of Unrest

Johan Tarculovski, the only Macedonian convicted of war crimes by the Hague Tribunal, now running for parliament with the ruling VMRO DPMNE party, accused the opposition of preparing for unrest after the election.

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14 Nov 16 Macedonian War Crimes Convict Runs for Parliament

The ruling VMRO DPMNE party has nominated Johan Tarculovski, the only Macedonian convicted by the Hague war crimes tribunal, as a candidate in parliamentary elections on December 11.

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11 Oct 16 Mystery Mass Grave Found in Macedonia Politician’s Yard

An old mass grave, believed to date from the Second Balkan War, was discovered near the family house of Ali Ahmeti, the head of Macedonia’s junior ruling party, the Democratic Union for Integration.

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macedonian-minority-civil-servants-stay-unassigned-10-06-2016
07 Oct 16 Macedonia Struggles to Give Minority Civil Servants Jobs

Macedonia's authorities are having a hard time finding workplaces for 1,750 or so ethnic minority civil servants who have been employed in line with the 2001 peace accord but who linger on the state payroll at home.

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kumanovo-shootout-suspects-ask-for-fresh-witnesses-10-05-2016
06 Oct 16 Macedonia Shootout Suspects Want Politicians to Testify

Ethnic Albanian defendants accused of participating in a two-day gunbattle with Macedonian security forces in Kumanovo in May 2015 want two political party leaders to appear as witnesses at their trial.

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birn-s-kosovo-war-film-screened-in-macedonia-10-03-2016
03 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened in Macedonia

BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the men responsible for some of the most brutal atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999, was screened at South East European University in the Macedonian capital Skopje.

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01 Sep 16 Macedonian Journalists Demand Release of Zoran Bozinovski

The Journalists Association will protest in front of the Skopje court on Thursday to demand the release of a journalist who has been in detention since April, accused of spying and extortion.

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macedonia-marks-ohrid-accord-s-fifteenth-anniversary-08-12-2016
13 Aug 16 Macedonia Plans Low-Key Anniversary of Ohrid Deal

Macedonia on Saturday is holding a modest event marking the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Ohrid Peace Accord, which ended a six-month ethnic Albanian insurgency.

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macedonia-marks-karpalak-massacre-anniversary-08-08-2016
08 Aug 16 Macedonia Marks Karpalak Ambush Massacre Anniversary

Macedonian officials marked the 15th anniversary of the ambush and killing of ten soldiers on the Skopje-Tetovo highway near the end of the 2001 armed conflict with ethnic Albanian rebels.

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macedonia-s-disputed-lustration-faces-fiasco-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16 Macedonia Lustration Chief Accuses Court of Sabotage

The head of Macedonia’s lustration commission said the Administrative Court had undermined its work by annulling some of the the commission’s actions.

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seselj-s-party-plans-to-run-for-montenegrin-parliament-07-25-2016
26 Jul 16 Seselj's Radicals to Run in Montenegrin Elections

The ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party plans to revive its activities in Montenegro ahead of the October elections, promising a tough campaign against EU and NATO membership.

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kumanovo-detainees-complain-on-police-torture-07-18-2016
19 Jul 16 Macedonia Shootout Suspects Allege Police Torture

Lawyers for defendants on trial for their alleged involvement in a two-day gun-battle with Macedonian security forces in Kumanovo last May alleged that their clients have been tortured in custody.

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child-s-death-causes-ethnic-stir-in-macedonia-07-05-2016
05 Jul 16 Child’s Death Sparks Ethnic Row in Macedonia

A brawl in a hospital queue that ended with the death of a child has threatened to stir up new conflict between Albanians and Macedonians in the ethnically-mixed town of Kumanovo.

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