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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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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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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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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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05 Jul 16 Political Leaders Approve Balkan Youth Cooperation Office

Political leaders signed an agreement to set up a cross-Balkan youth cooperation office which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s war.

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23 May 16 Albanian Statue Mystery Sparks Row in Macedonia

Long-promised monuments to prominent Albanians were unexpectedly erected after dark in the Macedonian capital Skopje at the weekend, causing a spat between municipalities.

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04 May 16 Thousands Mark Tito’s Death Anniversary in Serbia

Thirty-six years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, several thousand of his admirers paid tribute to him in Belgrade and remembered what they believe were better times.

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21 Mar 16 Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Slams Serbia After Macedonia Release

Former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrilla Gafurr Dugolli, released at the weekend after being detained in Macedonia over Serbian war crimes allegations, said Belgrade’s claims against him were lies.

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14 Mar 16 Macedonia Holds Wanted Kosovo Liberation Army Ex-Fighter

A court in Skopje extended the detention of former Kosovo guerrilla Gafurr Dugolli, who was arrested by Macedonian police over Serbian allegations that he committed war crimes.

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24 Feb 16 Balkans Struggling on Human Rights: Amnesty Report

All the Balkan countries are continuing to struggle with human rights issues, including dealing with war crimes and protecting refugees, says a new report by Amnesty International.

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14 Dec 15 Macedonia Upholds Albanians’ ‘Terrorist Murder’ Sentences

The appeals court in Skopje upheld life sentences for six ethnic Albanians convicted of terrorism for the killing of five Macedonians in 2012, a case that sparked ethnically-charged unrest.

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08 Dec 15 Macedonia Shootout Suspects Deny Terrorism Charges

Twenty-nine ethnic Albanian men accused of involvement in a shootout with police that left 18 dead in the town of Kumanovo in May have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.

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15 Oct 15 Macedonia Busts ‘Terrorism’ Suspects in Armed Swoop

Police staged a large-scale armed operation to detain several people suspected of helping the ethnic Albanian gang involved in a shootout that left 22 dead in the town of Kumanovo in May.

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macedonia-scraps-lustration-keeps-sanctions-against-spies--08-26-2015
27 Aug 15 Macedonia Scraps Lustration, Keeps Sanctions Against ‘Spies’

Macedonia plans to keep sanctioning people deemed to be former Communist secret police collaborators even after scrapping its much-criticised Lustration Law next year.

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14 Jul 15 Macedonia Scraps Controversial Lustration Law

Following criticism from Brussels, Macedonia is preparing to end the controversial lustration process, aimed at rooting out former secret police collaborators, deeming it mission accomplished.

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