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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
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.

Full Article
06 Jul 15 Macedonia Postpones ‘Terrorist Murders’ Appeal Hearing

The appeals court postponed the hearing which could have seen lawyers for six ethnic Albanians convicted of terrorism for killing five Macedonians offer new evidence from wiretaps of senior officials.

Full Article
01 Jul 15 Macedonia’s Head Spy Hunter Calls Lustration ‘Success’

After Brussels demanded the revision or scrapping of Macedonia’s controversy-ridden Lustration Law, the country’s head spy hunter insisted the collaborator-hunting process was a success.

Full Article
27 May 15 Macedonia Opposition: Ethnic Terror Convictions ‘Suspicious’

The opposition chief claimed wiretapped conversations of officials cast doubt on the convictions of six ethnic Albanians for killing five ethnic Macedonians - a verdict that sparked ethnic unrest.

Full Article
26 May 15 Former Kosovo Fighters Salute Men Killed in Kumanovo

Veterans' organisations organised a solemn burial in Pristina for the nine men from Kosovo and one Macedonian Albanian killed in the fighting in Macedonia two weeks ago, calling them national heroes.

Full Article
21 May 15 Kosovo Families Seek Slain Gunmen’s Bodies in Macedonia

The families of Kosovo Albanian gunmen killed in recent clashes with security forces in Kumanovo have left for Macedonia with the goal of identifying and bringing home the bodies.

Full Article

Daily Newsletter

* indicates required
Balkan Transitional Justice Weekly
Email Format