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16 Nov 12

Culture Watch Award Shortlist Made

Four journalists from the region have made it to the Culture Watch Award shortlist.

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15 Nov 12

Balkan Museum Network Launched in Skopje

A new network linking regional museums has been launched in Skopje, where a joint project for restoring cultural heritage worth 2.8 million euro was presented.

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17 Sep 12

Tears and Standing Ovations for "The Third Half"

The premiere of the Macedonian movie “The Third Half”, which has already sparked controversy in neighbouring Bulgaria, has received a standing ovation at the Bitola film festival.

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17 Sep 12

Balkan Countries in Bid for Oscar

Among this year's candidates for the Best Foreign Language Film Award is a rich selection of movies from the Balkans dealing with topics from corruption to religion and football.

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11 Sep 12

Deneuve Guests in Macedonia's Manaki Film Festival 0

Catherine Deneuve will be the star guest of the 33rd Edition of the International Cinematographers festival, Manaki Brothers, which takes place in Bitola from September 15-21.

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11 Sep 12

Deneuve Guests in Macedonia's Manaki Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve will be the star guest of the 33rd Edition of the International Cinematographers festival, Manaki Brothers, which takes place in Bitola from September 15-21.

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27 Aug 12

BIRN to Fund Summer School Participants’ Investigations

Journalists who attended BIRN's summer school 2012 have obtained funds to conduct cross-border investigations.

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15 Aug 12

Macedonia Govt HQ Awaits Autumn Baroque Makeover

This autumn, Macedonia will give its modernist government building a new Baroque facade, in line with the rest of the 'Skopje 2014' project.

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10 Aug 12

Macedonia Erects Tose Proeski Statue

Late Macedonian pop singer Tose Proeski has found himself in the company of Alexander the Great after his statue was erected in Skopje.

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24 Jul 12

SEEMO, Balkan Leaders ‘Must Live With Free Media’

Top politicians in the region are still struggling to live with criticism, accusing journalists of undermining national interests and of mafia ties, media organisation says.

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20 Jul 12

Macedonians Say No to New Statues in Poll

After filling the capital with dozens of new monuments, most Macedonians want the government to stop spending money on statues and suchlike, an opinion poll shows.

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13 Jul 12

Ohrid Festival Opens With Romeo and Juliet

The 52nd edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival kicked off on Thursday with "Romeo and Juliet", a spectacle including over 200 Macedonian and international artists.

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09 Jul 12

Serbia, Bulgaria Museums Reject Macedonian Plea For Copies

Serbian and Bulgarian museums holding archeological treasures found on Macedonian soil have turned down a Macedonian request for them to hand over copies.

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17 May 12

Globe to Globe

Three Balkan theatres performed the three parts of Shakespeare’s complex trilogy in London – and with very different results.

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16 May 12

Culture Watch Award Announced

The Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation Exchange and Development, BICCED, funded by the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, is announcing the launch of the first Culture Watch Award.

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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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.

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