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11 Mar 13

The Ugly Face of National Pride

Harald Schenker

It was bound to happen. And it did. I can't really say finally, but here I am, perplexed and unsurprised.

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13 Dec 12

Macedonia and the EU Council Conclusions

Gerald Knaus

As EU member states gathered last week to discuss Council Conclusions relating to Macedonia two camps of member states emerged with two versions of these conclusions.

26 Nov 10

I’m Tired of Being ‘The Girl From Macedonia’

Tanja Milevska

After the historic NATO Summit in Lisbon was over I came back home with mixed feelings.

21 Jun 10

Macedonia Celebrates its Defeat

Sinisa Jakov Marusic

June 17, the date when the Macedonia’s main ruling party, VMRO DPMNE, was formed in 1990, was not the best date for its leaders to come out and celebrate.

05 Nov 09

A Game Over A Name

Sinisa Jakov Marusic

To judge by his statements, nothing has changed from a year ago when Macedonia was kept out of NATO by the Greek blockade.

23 Jan 09

Macedonian Prayer Featuring God Himself

Sinisa Jakov Marusic

A nine minute video appeared recently on Macedonia’s national TV in which non other but God himself speaks to Macedonians calling them the oldest nation and conceivers of the white race.

12 Jan 09

Us and Them

Sinisa Jakov Marusic

Blaming someone else for your failures and fighting overblown or imaginary enemies to keep the attention off the mess in your own backyard is nothing new.

03 Apr 08

Shame on NATO!

Ana Petruseva

I am so upset and I am trembling as I write these lines from a fancy hotel in Athens, where I am supposed to be attending a conference on globalization.


17 Jan 18

Macedonia, Greece, ‘Must Seize Historic Opportunity’ – Dimitrov

In an interview with BIRN, Macedonia’s foreign minister, Nikola Dimitrov, says the two countries have a duty to use the current momentum to finally resolve their ancient disputes.

17 Oct 13

Brussels Runs Short of Levers in Macedonia

28 Jun 13

Macedonia Vanishes from View at EU Summit



Macedonia-Greece Name Dispute: What’s in a name?

Ever since Macedonia gained independence in 1991, its name has been the subject of a bitter dispute with southern neighbor, Greece.