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29 Oct 14

‘Projectiles’ Hit HQ of Macedonian Government

Two projectiles, most probably grenades, hit the roof and walls of the government building in Skopje at around 10pm on Tuesday night, the police said.

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29 Oct 14

Macedonia Parliament to Revoke Opposition MPs' Seats

Macedonia's parliament will soon start a procedure to revoke the mandates of opposition MPs who have boycotted parliament for the last six months.

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27 Oct 14

Macedonia PM Won’t Call FBI into Terror Case

The Macedonian prime minister said it was not his decision whether to ask the US FBI to oversee a possible new probe of the controversial terrorism convictions of six Albanians.

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24 Oct 14

Homophobic Hooligans go on Rampage in Macedonia

About 20 hooligans caused mayhem on Thursday night at the LGBT centre in Skopje, where the country's gay community was holding an anniversary party.

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24 Oct 14

Brussels to Monitor Balkan Economies Each Year

Balkan countries pledged to send their annual economic plans to the EU at a conference in Belgrade - which also marked the first time that the Serbian capital hosted Kosovo officials.

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24 Oct 14

Macedonia Demands Sacking of ‘Communist Police Informers’

The Macedonian state office tasked with rooting out communist-era informers has asked for them to be sacked from their jobs, but critics say suspects are being targeted for political reasons.

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23 Oct 14

Journalists Demand Freedom for Jailed Macedonian Reporter

Macedonian and international journalist's associations demanded 'Justice and Freedom' for the jailed reporter Tomislav Kezarovski ahead of Friday’s hearing before the appeal court.

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22 Oct 14

Macedonia Dismisses NGO Claims About Cost of Dam

Macedonia's Finance Minister has dismissed ecologists' claims that Macedonia may have to pay much more than it originally planned for a hydro power plant set in a natural park.

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21 Oct 14

Macedonia Offers Incentives to Tourists From Region

Macedonia plans to offer subsidies to tourists coming from neighbouring Bulgaria, Serbia and Bosnia - as long as they come by plane and stay at least a week.

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20 Oct 14

US Praises Macedonian Law to Jail Militants

Increased jail terms for Macedonians who fight alongside foreign paramilitary groups will aid the global battle against terrorism if the law is properly implemented, a US diplomat said.

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16 Oct 14

Macedonia Bans Toxic Old Cars to Curb Pollution

As air pollution levels in the Macedonian capital soar again, the authorities say they will outlaw old vehicles that fail to meet pollution standards.

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15 Oct 14

Serbia Blames Albanian PM's Brother for Football Chaos

The office of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has accused the brother of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama of causing chaos at a football match in Belgrade.

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15 Oct 14

Macedonia Names Top Historian as Communist Informer

The most prominent historian from Yugoslav-era Macedonia and the country’s early independence years, Ivan Katardziev, denied allegations that he was an informer for the Communist secret police.

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15 Oct 14

Macedonia Urged Not to Rush Constitutional Changes

The Venice Commission has advised Macedonia not to push through constitutional changes while opposition MPs are boycotting parliament.

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14 Oct 14

Macedonia Hails Debt Cancellation Campaign

Government says drive to get banks and utility companies to write off the debts of the poor has helped thousands of people.

Premium

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28 Oct 14

Macedonia Ethnic Terrorism Verdict Motives Revealed

As six ethnic Albanians appeal against their terrorism convictions for the murders of five Macedonians, BIRN can reveal the court’s reasons for their life sentences in the ethnically-charged case.

Business

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30 Oct 14

Macedonia Registers Record Industrial Output

Macedonian industrial output rose continuously this year, reaching a record rate of growth in September, new data show.

Culture and Lifestyle

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11 Oct 14

Junkyard Art Holds Message for the Planet

Vlado Kostov’s sculptures, all made from scrap metal, are not just interesting artworks; they tell of the need to save planet Earth.