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31 Jul 15

In Pictures: Migrants’ Grim Odyssey Across Macedonia

In the southern town of Gevgelija near the Greek border, growing numbers of exhausted migrants continue their punishing journey north through Macedonia towards Western Europe.

27 Jul 15

True Cost of ‘Skopje 2014’ Revealed

From the initially announced price tag of €80 million, the cost of giving the Macedonian capital a new/old look has risen to €560 million, a BIRN investigation shows.

24 Jul 15

EU Must Hold Gruevski to Account Over Reforms

The government’s continued culture of denial when it comes to the wiretapping allegations gives little reason to hope that it will respect the July 15 agreement.

17 Jul 15

Macedonia Protesters Fold Away Tents After Deal

After months spent camping in front of the government building, anti-government campers have packed up their tents - while their pro-government opponents are staying put.

16 Jul 15

Macedonia Peace Deal Arouses Hope and Doubt

While political leaders appear to have reached a deal on resolving the deep political crisis in Macedonia, the big question is whether the will exists to implement it.

12 Jul 15

It’s Time the US Grabbed the Reins in Macedonia

The US needs to be an active ingredient in attempts to resolve the crisis in Macedonia - not just play a supporting role to the EU.

10 Jul 15

Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

02 Jul 15

'Chaos' at Austrian Giant’s Skopje Branch Uncovered

Dubious loans, suspect commissions, conflicts of interests and grossly inflated profits are among the allegations levelled at the Macedonian branch of construction titan Alpine Bau in two audits published by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network for the first time.

29 Jun 15

Enthusiasts Keep Alternative Arts in Macedonia Alive

With little money or state support, the fuel of the independent arts scene in Macedonia comes from enthusiast who connect up artists, the community and local businesses over their mutual goal –  presenting an alternative to the cultural mainstream. 

25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

25 Jun 15

EU Reforms Collide with Macedonia’s Grim Reality

Macedonia’s squabbling leaders will be hard pressed to carry out the long list of urgent reforms pressed by Brussels – assuming the good will to implement them existed, which is not the case.

12 Jun 15

Cascade of Power Dams Threatens Balkan Rivers

The head of the environmental NGO Riverwatch, Ulrich Eichelmann, says a mass of new power plants, supported by the World Bank and EBRD, could seal the fate of Balkan rivers.

11 Jun 15

Mehmeti: Macedonia Needs New Prime Minister

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski must stand down and further cooperation with his party, the VMRO DPMNE, should be ended, says Ermira Mehmeti MP and member of the junior coalition party the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI.

05 Jun 15

ISIS Video Urges Balkan Muslims to Kill Unbelievers

New video released by ISIS calls for more Balkan fighters to join their ranks - and to kill, poison and blow up unbelievers in their home countries.

04 Jun 15

Macedonia’s Crisis is an Opportunity For New Forces

Once the country emerges from this crisis, civil society will have an important chance to play a role in forging a new kind of society.