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western-failures-give-new-life-to-old-balkan-ghosts-08-19-2016
22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

insiders-guide-hidden-gems-of-the-balkans-08-14-2016-1
15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

responsibility-called-for-macedonia-flood-08-09-2016
10 Aug 16

Macedonians Trade Blame Over Storm Death Toll

As the country recovers from a terrifying storm, the arguments are only beginning over whether casualties could have been avoided.

gjorge-ivanov-macedonia-s-marginalised-president-08-08-2016
09 Aug 16

Gjorge Ivanov: Macedonia’s Marginalised President

Macedonia’s head of state since 2009 is either a modest and upstanding patriot or a cypher of the ruling party.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.

harsh-crackdown-leaves-turkey-fearful-and-divided-08-03-2016
03 Aug 16

Harsh Crackdown Leaves Turkey Fearful and Divided

As the government crackdown on alleged coup instigators develops into a broad sweep against the opposition, tens of thousands of Turks find themselves caught in the middle.

ali-ahmeti-the-quiet-man-of-macedonian-politics-08-02-2016
03 Aug 16

Ali Ahmeti: The Quiet Man of Macedonian Politics

Despite being accused of slavishly obeying the ruling coalition party, Ahmeti is seen by many as an effective negotiator for ethnic Albanians in Macedonia.

zoran-zaev-macedonia-s-harbinger-of-change-07-13-2016
01 Aug 16

Zoran Zaev: Macedonia’s Harbinger of Change

The youthful Social Democrat leader and former businessman dealt the Gruevski government a heavy blow by revealing thousands of Macedonians have been illegally wiretapped.

court-deals-macedonian-lustration-knockout-blow-07-27-2016
28 Jul 16

Court Deals Macedonian Lustration Knockout Blow

The highly controversial process of naming and penalizing former secret police collaborators in Macedonia is ending in farce, as the courts annul its decisions one by one.

peace-and-justice-remain-elusive-in-macedonia-07-27-2016
27 Jul 16

Peace and Justice Remain Elusive in Macedonia

The continuing practice of limiting negotiations to the main parties, to the exclusion of other actors in society, will only further entrench a discredited political leadership.

coup-reveals-quiet-ideological-split-between-macedonian-turks-07-21-2016
22 Jul 16

Turkey’s Failed Coup Splits Macedonia’s Turks

The attempted coup in Turkey has revealed hidden ideological splits among the significant Turkish community in the country.

macedonia-parties-trade-blame-over-budget-cuts-07-20-2016
21 Jul 16

Macedonia Parties Trade Blame Over Budget Cuts

Albanian opposition parties have lined up to criticize the proposed rebalancing of budget – while the government blames the political crisis, caused by the opposition.

refugees-make-best-of-camp-life-in-macedonia-07-20-2016
21 Jul 16

Refugees Make Best of Camp Life in Macedonia

Since the borders closed to migrants in March, hundreds of refugees have been trapped in two camps in Macedonia - where they are trying to rebuild their lives while awaiting decisions on their fates.

nikola-gruevski-macedonia-s-embattled-former-prime-minister-07-13-2016
20 Jul 16

Nikola Gruevski: Macedonia's Embattled Former PM

Accused of leading a corrupt government that allegedly wiretapped thousands, the head of the centre-right VMRO-DPMNE party is waging a high-stakes battle for his political survival.

how-to-create-ethnic-cohesion-in-macedonia-07-14-2016
14 Jul 16

How to Create Ethnic Cohesion in Macedonia

Most of Macedonian society is ethnically divided, polarised and segregated, and serious attempts must be made to bring communities closer, end discrimination and boost participation in the democratic process.