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14 May 13

Balkan Contestants Gear Up For Eurovision

Performers from Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will take to the stage for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2013 on Tuesday, closely watched by the glitzy song contest’s Balkan fans.

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26 Apr 13

Sculptors Earn Fortunes From Revamp of Skopje

A recent report reveals the millions of euro paid in fees to the sculptors involved in the revamp of the capital called "Skopje 2014".

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02 Apr 13

'Skopje 2014' Symbolizes Macedonia’s Frustration, Book Says

The makeover of the capital reveals Macedonia's national weaknesses and frustrations, a well-known professor says in a pioneering scientific study.

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29 Mar 13

BIRN Fellows for 2013 Selected

The jury in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has selected 10 participants for this year’s programme.

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01 Mar 13

Macedonia Red Faced Over Eurosong Debacle

After critics panned the video clip of Macedonia's Eurosong entry as a tragi-comic advert for the government, it vanished from YouTube only a day after its release.

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22 Feb 13

Macedonia Finishes Conserving Bronze Age Site

Work on preserving the ancient observatory at Kokino in Macedonia will finish this year, the National Museum in Kumanovo announced.

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14 Feb 13

Balkan Artists Prepare For Venice Biennale

This year's international art exhibition in Venice will see a number of interesting projects from the Balkans - and Kosovo will have its own pavilion for the first time.

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05 Feb 13

Medieval Monastery in Macedonia Partly Torched

A blaze on Monday at the Treskavec monastery near Prilep burned down the monks' quarters - though firefighters and volunteers saved the church and its ancient frescoes.

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30 Jan 13

Macedonia's Neglected Heritage Under Focus

A new exhibition in Skopje aims to highlight Macedonia's neglect of its cultural heritage - at a time when large sums of public money are being pumped into the 'Skopje 2014' project.

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18 Jan 13

New Macedonian Web TV Station Goes Live

The internet-based news portal NOVA TV gives a new platform to journalists from the pro-opposition A1 television station that was shut down in 2011.

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17 Jan 13

In Pictures: First Skopje Galleon Weighs Anchor

The first of four old-style sailing ships has weighed anchor in the middle of the Vardar River in the Macedonian capital.

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16 Jan 13

Japanese Violin Star to Shine in Skopje

Akiko Suwanai, a virtuoso violinst from Japan, will open the Macedonian Philharmonic's 2013 season.

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30 Nov 12

Bitola, Bright Jewel of Macedonia’s Past

The influences of waves of civilisations are reflected in the monuments, architecture and lifestyle of the one-time ‘City of Consuls’.

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29 Nov 12

First Culture Watch Award Goes to Vranje

The first ever Culture Watch Award for analytical and investigative reporting on cultural issues in the Balkans went to Valentina Milenkovic from Vranje.

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28 Nov 12

Final BICCED Culture Conference in Belgrade

The closing event of the three-year project “Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development”, BICCED, started on Thursday in Belgrade's Youth Centre.

Culture Policy Focus

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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

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21 Jan 18

Greek Rightists Protest Against Macedonia ‘Name’ Deal

Tens of thousands of people on Sunday rallied in northern Greece's biggest city, Thessaloniki, against a ‘name’ compromise with neighboring Macedonia which they say would hurt their national interests.

17 Jan 18

Macedonia President Vetoes Language Law

Business

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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