Police are bracing for trouble ahead of planned Albanian rallies against police arrests of suspects wanted in connnection to the recent killings in Skopje.>>>
Macedonia prepares for ethnic and religious friction on Friday and over the weekend as both Albanians and Macedonians in the country use social networks to organise parallel protests.>>>
Macedonian police have pressed terrorism charges against five people for the gruesome murders of five people in Skopje on April 12, three of whom have been arrested.
Skopje’s appeal court granted a re-trial of Hisen Musliu, a former police employee, sentenced to three months in jail for fabricating secret police files naming senior Macedonian politicians as spies.>>>
The Macedonian Parliament on Monday is expected to confirm the election of three new judges to the Constitutional Court, whose candidacy has been harshly contested by the opposition.>>>
In its newly announced draft law the junior ruling Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, seeks legal satisfaction for victims of Communist injustice, as well as welfare payments for victims now living in poverty.
Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister Musa Xhaferri says that extreme groups want to destabilize Macedonia and Kosovo, and that both governments are working to prevent such a scenario.>>>
Junior party in the government of Nikola Gruevski says it will only back the new Lustration Law, which aims to purge former police informants from public office, if there is also a law on rehabilitation of victims of past regimes.>>>
Albanian President Bamir Topi, meeting his Macedonian host, President Gjorge Ivanov, called for restraint in Macedonia after the murder of five men fuelled ethnic tensions.
Macedonian Albanians say the community should not be pre-judged for the recent murders in Skopje, and many now fear for their own safety.
Heavily armed police are on high alert in Skopje following Monday's clash with a mob of youngsters who were trying to enter Albanian districts, which left two police officers and three civilians hurt.
Opposition councillor says he will put government’s controversial bid to rename many streets in the Macedonian capital before the Constitutional Court.>>>
The process of lustration in Macedonia runs contrary to the decisions of the Constitutional Court, and is used to infringe human rights, says the latest report by a human rights watchdog.>>>
After decades of living as one country, the successor states of former Yugoslavia are taking time to adjust to their new boundaries.>>>
Macedonia’s ruling VMRO DPMNE party formally submitted on Tuesday a draft of the new Lustration law to parliament which aims to purge former police informants from public offices.>>>