string-of-murders-in-macedonia-blamed-on-war-traumas
27 Nov 14 Macedonia Murders Blamed on Veterans’ Traumas

After a recent series of murders and suicides by ex-servicemen, veterans of Macedonia’s 2001 conflict want the state to provide psychiatric help for people traumatised by war.

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macedonian-clerics-mull-lustration-checkups
21 Nov 14 Macedonian Clerics Mull Lustration Checkups

Top Macedonian Orthodox Church clerics are thinking of voluntarily taking a lustration test, so as to remove any suspicions that priests and bishops once acted as spies for the former Communist-era secret police.

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city-revamp-overshadows-skopje-s-ww2-memorials
19 Nov 14 City Revamp Overshadows Skopje’s WW2 Memorials

Old World War Two memorials lie forgotten in the Macedonian capital, overshadowed by new taller ones that form part of the government-funded makeover called ‘Skopje 2014’.

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transitional-justice-forum-opens-painful-topics
18 Nov 14 Regional Truth Commision One Step Closer To Establishment

The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year.

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macedonia-veterans-still-relieving-war-nightmares
13 Nov 14 Triple Murder Highlights Macedonian Veterans’ Traumas

After a veteran of Macedonia’s 2001 conflict was accused of a triple murder, veterans’ associations said ex-servicemen are not given any help to deal with their war traumas.

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macedonian-pm-not-my-call-to-invite-fbi
27 Oct 14 Macedonia PM Won’t Call FBI into Terror Case

The Macedonian prime minister said it was not his decision whether to ask the US FBI to oversee a possible new probe of the controversial terrorism convictions of six Albanians.

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macedonian-lustration-commission-demands-sacking-of-informers
24 Oct 14 Macedonia Demands Sacking of ‘Communist Police Informers’

The Macedonian state office tasked with rooting out communist-era informers has asked for them to be sacked from their jobs, but critics say suspects are being targeted for political reasons.

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macedonia-lustrates-its-leading-historian
15 Oct 14 Macedonia Names Top Historian as Communist Informer

The most prominent historian from Yugoslav-era Macedonia and the country’s early independence years, Ivan Katardziev, denied allegations that he was an informer for the Communist secret police.

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fbi-urged-to-oversee-macedonian-mass-murder-case
02 Oct 14 FBI Urged to Oversee Macedonia ‘Terrorism’ Case

Macedonia’s main ethnic Albanian political party urged the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to oversee a possible new probe of the terrorism convictions of six Albanians which sparked ethnic unrest.

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republic-of-ilirida-declared-in-macedonia
19 Sep 14 Albanians Declare 'Republic' in Macedonia

A small crowd of ethnic Albanians gathered on Thursday in Skope to hear an ex-politician proclaim the 'Republic of Ilirida' - but few Macedonians are taking it that seriously, so far.

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macedonia-to-employ-more-minority-civil-servants
18 Sep 14 Macedonia to Hire More Ethnic Albanian Civil Servants

Macedonia is seeking to recruit more ethnic-minority civil servants in a bid to fulfill the terms of the 2001 peace deal that ended an armed conflict with Albanian rebels.

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macedonian-collaborator-hunters-eye-serbian-secret-files
08 Sep 14 Macedonian Collaborator Hunters Eye Secret Serbian Files

Macedonia’s Lustration Commission, which investigates suspected collaborators with the former communist regime, now hopes to gain access to classified Yugoslav files stored in Serbia.

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old-head-to-lead-macedonia-s-lustration-commission
01 Aug 14 New Macedonia Lustration Commission Resumes Collaborator Probe

Macedonia’s parliament elected a new team to run the controversial state office for rooting out former secret police collaborators which will check 20,000 people’s files over the next four-and-a-half years.

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macedonia-jails-terror-trial-protesters
30 Jul 14 Macedonia Jails Albanian Terrorism Trial Protesters

Six people were jailed for three years each for participating in violent protests in Skopje this month sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians.

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macedonia-peace-march-remembers-srebrenica-massacre
15 Jul 14 Macedonia’s Bosniaks March to Commemorate Srebrenica

Macedonian Bosniaks, including some whose relatives died in the 1992-95 war, held a peace march in Skopje to mark the 19th anniversary of the worst atrocity in post-WWII Europe.

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