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28 Mar 11

Victoria Abril Stars in New Macedonian Film

The renowned Spanish actress will star alongside Labina Mitevska in Teona Mitevska's third feature film.

25 Mar 11

Dance Fest to Liven Up Macedonian Capital

One of the most prominent dance companies in Europe, the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, will open the seventh annual Dance Fest in the Macedonian capital Skopje.

19 Mar 11

Journalists, Experts Discuss Culture in Balkan Media

Some 30 journalists, editors, cultural organisations and experts gathered at a regional conference in Pristina on Saturday to discuss ways to improve media coverage of culture in the Balkans.

17 Mar 11

BIRN training - How to Write for the Culture Watch Online Magazine

A training session  - How to Write for Culture Watch Online Magazine - is being held today in Pristina. Thirteen journalists from the region are participating in the event, part of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange, and Development.

17 Mar 11

Culture in the media – Pristina conference

On March 17 2011, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a conference - Culture in the Media – as part of the  Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development programme, BICCED.

16 Mar 11

Pristina Culture Watch Training

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is organising a training session for journalists - How to write for Culture Watch Online Magazine - as a part of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development, BICCED, project. The training will be held in Pristina, from March 17 to 18 and will involve journalists from across the region.

15 Mar 11

Journalists selected for Pristina culture conference

The Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network is pleased to announce the journalists who have been selected to  participate in the second round of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Co-operation, Exchange and Development project.

11 Mar 11

Initiation of Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network has launched its Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project, funded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

08 Mar 11

Mancevski's Film "Mothers" Wins Belgrade FEST

“Majki” (Mothers) by Macedonian director Milco Mancevski won the only competition section of the 39th International Film Festival FEST- “Europe Out of Europe”.

24 Feb 11

Mancevski's "Mothers" in Hollywood Review

The famed magazine The Hollywood Reporter provides a review of the film "Mothers" by the Macedonian Oscar nominated director Milco Mancevski.

29 Jan 11

Pamper Yourself or Hit the Slopes at Radika

Hotel Radika offers great access to Macedonia’s best ski resort, a top-class spa and magical views across Lake Mavrovo, making it an ideal destination for a winter weekend

25 Jan 11

Macedonia Marks the Late Tose Proeski's Birthday

Fans of Macedonia's most beloved pop icon, the late Tose Proeski, will stage a humanitarian concert on Tuesday evening in Skopje to mark the 30th birthday of their idol.

24 Jan 11

Macedonian Film 'Mothers' Heads to Berlinale

The Macedonian film “Mothers”, directed by the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Milco Mancevski, is launching its European and world tour with a gala premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on February 16.

27 Dec 10

Balkan Insight Ski Guide 2010/11

The snow is falling and the resorts are preparing to open for another ski season. Balkan Insight brings you the best the Balkans has to offer to enjoy the white stuff.

09 Dec 10

Skopje Hosts London Philharmonic and Simon Trpceski

Macedonia’s most renowned pianist Simon Trpceski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra prepare a night to remember on December 10 in the Macedonian capital, Skopje.

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

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


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