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06 Jan 09

Macedonia Pianist Makes Classical Top Ten

A recording by Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski has made the Daily Telegraph's Top Ten list of the most inspiring classical music moments of 2008.

26 Dec 08

Taxi Santa Cruises Skopje Streets

Who says Santa has to ride a flying sleigh? In Skopje, he drives a taxi.
17 Dec 08

Macedonia Prepares Record-Breaking 'Sarma'

Around 160 female volunteers from the central Macedonian town of Prilep are trying to break the Guinness World Record for preparing 'sarma', a Turkish dish made of cabbage rolls filled with rice.
09 Dec 08

Macedonia Opens Museum on Water

A museum on water aimed to depict an ancient stilt-house settlement opened Monday on the south-eastern coast of Lake Ohrid, Macedonia’s largest tourist destination.
13 Nov 08

Days of Macedonian Culture in US

Skopje _ World famous Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski's debut concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday will launch a Days of Macedonian Culture programme in the United States.
17 Oct 08

Skopje Jazz Festival Kicks In

Skopje _ The 27th Jazz Festival in Skopje starts on Friday evening with the joint performance by the renown German oud player and composer of Lebanese origin Rabih Abou-Khalil and Macedonia’s philharmonic orchestra.
03 Sep 08

Macedonia Gives Mother Teresa Gift to Vatican

Skopje _ Macedonia’s capital Skopje, the birthplace of the world-famous Catholic nun, Mother Teresa, will on Thursday present a sculpture of her to the Vatican.
07 Aug 08

Bocelli Draws Crowds to Medjugorje

Sarajevo_ Large crowds were expected to hear Andrea Bocelli sing on Thursday, August 7, in Medjugorje, the shrine town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 kilometres from Mostar.
09 May 08

First Black Candidate in Macedonia Polls

Skopje _ Simon Polikarp, a Macedonian citizen of Nigerian origin, will stand for parliament in the June 1 snap election. He will be the first black parliamentary candidate in Macedonian history.
24 Mar 08

Famous Croatian Actor Dvornik Dies

Split _ Boris Dvornik, one of the best-loved Croatian actors has died from stroke at his home in the coastal city of Split, local media reported Monday.

08 Feb 08

Kosovo Art Show Stormed in Belgrade

Belgrade/Novi Sad _ Serbian ultra-nationalists have stormed a Belgrade gallery and prevented the opening of an exhibition by ethnic Albanian artists from independence-seeking Kosovo.
06 Nov 07

13th Sarajevo Film Festival Kicks Off

The 13th annual Sarajevo film festival kicked off with 175 films, 17 world premieres from some 40 countries and rewards for competition winners, Bosnian media reported Friday.

13 Jun 07

Director Mancevski is Macedonia's First Culture Ambassador

Skopje_ Macedonian film director Milcho Mancevski will be the country’s honorary culture ambassador in New York, the government said.

Culture Policy Focus

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

22 Sep 15

Private Investors Have Hand in Skopje 2014

27 Jul 15

True Cost of ‘Skopje 2014’ Revealed

03 May 13

Foltin and the Art of Private Folklore

11 Feb 13

An Odyssey Into One's Own Lost World

Politics and Society

23 Jan 18

Most Macedonian Professors Wish to Emigrate

A worrying new survey shows that almost 70 per cent of professors and assistants at Macedonia’s universities are contemplating leaving the country.


11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans