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12 Jul 11

Macedonia's Statue of Philip Will Top Alexander's

After upsetting neighbouring Greece with its recently erected equestrian statue of Alexander the Great, Macedonia plans to erect an even taller statue of his father.

11 Jul 11

Macedonian Film Wins Karlovy Vary Competition

The Macedonian movie Punk’s Not Dead won the East of the West competition at the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

05 Jul 11

Macedonian Artists Bow Out of French Festival

Artists from the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, MOB, refused to perform at the Cantarena festival in Beziers, France this past weekend.

17 May 11

Skopje's Radio 103 Marks 20 Years on the Air

Independent radio station Kanal 103 marked its 20th birthday on Saturday with a multimedia celebration in a crowded Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje.

13 May 11

New Book Examines Skopje Buildings, Past and Future

A new book examines the architectural history of Macedonia's capital city, and turns a critical eye towards the latest city revamp plan, Skopje 2014.

10 May 11

Balkan Singers Prepare for Eurovision Kickoff

Performers from Albania, Serbia and Croatia will take the stage tonight for the first semifinal in the 2011 Eurovision contest, an event that is very closely watched by viewers in the Balkans.

04 May 11

Balkan Journalism Fellowship Opens in Vienna

This year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence gets under way, as ten journalists attend an opening seminar in the Austrian capital.

02 May 11

Macedonia's Bitola Readies for Monodrama Festival

The international monodrama festival in the southwestern Macedonian town of Bitola will feature performances by actors from eight countries.

26 Apr 11

Dance Fest Wows Macedonian Audience

Packed halls and roaring applause were the telling signs that Skopje's seventh annual Dance Fest hit the right notes in Macedonia.

21 Apr 11

Macedonian Director Earns Praise for Play in London

Project Snowflake, a play by Macedonian director Sasha C. Damjanovski, has enjoyed positive reviews after premiering in London earlier this month.

18 Apr 11

Legendary Yugoslav Rocker Stulic Surprises with New Material

After having stayed off the radar for more than a decade, the former frontman of the famous Yugoslav rock group Azra recently released new music.

15 Apr 11

Collaborative Project Explores Fine Arts in Balkans

An electronic book that explores contemporary fine arts and theory in the Balkans was released this week as part of a regional project.

13 Apr 11

Skopje Theatre Festival Looks to Shed Masks

Skopje's fourth annual international festival of alternative and experimental theatre, dubbed “Faces without masks”, opens on Wednesday and will feature juggling, dancing, music and more.

12 Apr 11

April Ballet Evenings Open in Macedonian Capital

April Ballet Evenings, which begin tomorrow in Skopje, will feature both Macedonian dancers and guests from Portugal, Italy, Romania and the US in a number of performances.

05 Apr 11

Holland's Scapino Opens Macedonia's Dance Fest

A celebrated Dutch troupe is set to take Skopje by storm on Tuesday, as it opens the seventh annual Dance Fest in the Macedonian capital.

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

22 Jan 18

Bulgarian Rightists Accuse Greeks of 'Usurping' Macedonia's Name

Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov’s party rejects Greek nationalists' claim to exclusive use of the word 'Macedonia' – adding that Bulgaria has an equal right to it.


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