Civic group slaps lawsuits on half the members of the Macedonian parliament for having supported a recently adopted Lustration Law that they describe as unconstitutional.>>>
Aim of the newly built monuments of the new states formed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia is to differ from the legacy of their former country, historians say.>>>
A new nameless equestrian statue in Skopje has angered some on account of its striking resemblance to Todor Aleksandrov, a controversial figure in Macedonian history.
Macedonia’s parliament passed a new Lustration law on Wednesday evening which aims to purge former police informants from public offices.>>>
Opposition supporters on Friday protested against plans to rename hundreds of streets in the capital, accusing the authorities of re-writing history - but the ruling party insists that most of the criticism is misplaced.>>>
Macedonian Presidential office is playing down the significance of Gjorge Ivanov’s absence from Monday’s inauguration of his Serbian counterpart, Tomislav Nikolic.>>>
One in four Macedonian families keeps legal firearm at home and the number of illegal weapons in the country of 2,1 million people amounts to half a million, claims a local NGO.>>>
A last-minute change to the new draft Lustration Law, aimed at rooting out former police informants, allows people who were unaware that they were used as police sources to clear their names.
The Heads of State of South-East Europe have agreed to nurture peace and trust in the region and to protect cultural heritage, in order to foster understanding and a more intensive cooperation.>>>
Ministry of Social Affairs takes issue with Amnesty report which says it is failing to provide due care for Roma and Ashkali refugees from Kosovo.
The US State Department reports on former Yugoslav republics recognise discrimination against minorities and inefficient judiciary as often causes of human rights infringements.
Hundreds of Yugonostalgics from all over the former Yugoslavia gathered at Josip Broz Tito’s mausoleumon Friday to celebrate Youth Day and the late Yugoslav leader’s 120th birthday.>>>
The dropping of war crimes cases and a lack of press freedom are among the main concerns in Macedonia that Amnesty International mentions in its annual human rights report.>>>
Amnesty International’s human rights report for 2011 welcomed the arrest of the last two ICTY fugitives, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, but warned that many people across the region still wait for justice.>>>
A court has cleared the names of 15 former and current public office-holders after the country’s Lustration Commission ruled they had been police informants.>>>