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July 2015

32 posts
Despite Threats, Macedonian Activists Fight for Fair Energy Law NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 5 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Members of the grassroots civil initiative AMAN, who are demanding fair energy legislation and an end to state-controlled price hikes in Macedonia, are facing various forms of pressure, including increasing threats. On Saturday, the police averted a...
Macedonia: Documenting Online Protest Against Censorship NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
On October 9, nearly 200 Macedonian websites participated in a day-long blackout, protesting the censorship-inducing provisions [mk, en, sq] that the Government “sneaked in” within the Draft Law on Civic Liability for Defamation, presente...
Bulgaria joins Greece in vetoing Macedonia’s EU talks NEW
Reuniting Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev told Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle yesterday (31 October) that Macedonia is “not ready” to start accession negotiations. Thus, Bulgaria joined Greece in vetoing the opening of the talks, which in...
Македонија во Европска унија (Macedonia in the European Union) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Македонскиот центар за европско образование (МЦЕО) и Фондацијата Отворено општество – Македонија (ФООМ) подготвија компаративна анализ...
Macedonia's brand new foreign office NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
  THESE are exciting times for Nikola Poposki, Macedonia’s youthful foreign minister (pictured above). He maneuvers past stacks of chairs, lines of computers and boxes full of files as he rushs up to the roof of his ministry’s...
Macedonia: Insult and Defamation Bill May Encourage Censorship NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
On September 27, Metamorphosis: Foundation for Internet and Society issued a statement [en; mk; sq] on the draft law on civil liability for insult and defamation and its sections related to online communication, urging the Parliament of the Republic...
Is Europe `hot` topic for Macedonia? NEW
FutureLab Europe Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 51 Minutes ago
The media today represents the strongest weapon of the society and at same time the most influential tool of politics. Unlike the territorial borders, today the media sets new borders, much more important in the digitalized era, connected with privac...
Macedonia: Human Rights Activist Trajanoski on Trial NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 59 Minutes ago
Today, at 13:00 CET, the Basic Court Skopje 1 will hold the main session of the trial against human rights activist Zarko Trajanoski, charged with defamation of Milenko Nedelkovski, a pro-government talk show host. Trajanoski is on trial [mk] for usi...
Mexico: Learning from Macedonian Experiences NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 45 Minutes ago
Mexican blogger Pepe Flores considers [es] the Macedonian platform for disclosing violence against women in public spaces React! “a fantastic idea,” applicable to Latin America. Written by Filip Stojanovski · comments (0) Share: Dona...
Reconciling Differences in Macedonian Classrooms NEW
East of Center 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Modernizing history textbooks is a Herculean job for a group of dedicated educators.
Macedonia: Crowdsourcing Against Gender-Based Violence NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Ushahidi blog's current “Deployment of the Week” selection [en, mk] is React! Be Safe! (”Реагираj!”), an online platform against gender-based violence in public spaces [en, mk, sq], launched by the think-tank Reacto...
Macedonia request: ‘Macedonians’ should be recognized in Kosovo’s constitution NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The "Muslim Macedonians" should be included in Kosovo’s constitution. This is the main contents of an official request filed by Macedonia’s president Gjorge Ivanov, tells ECMI Kosovo’s July Newsletter. Continue reading →...
Macedonia: Decades-old International Poetry Festival in Focus NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.
La Macédoine/Fyrom dans l’OTAN, disent les Grecs de Chicago NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2 à Chicago) « L’ex république yougoslave de Macédoine n’est pas prête à rejoindre l’OTAN » le placard s’étale sur une bonne moitié du Chicago Tribune, un des quotidiens de la ville, ce mat...
Macedonia v. Greece NEW
martinned 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
On EJIL:Talk!, Antonios Tzanakopoulos has a discussion of the ICJ's judgment in Macedonia v. Greece. I have very little to add to what he wrote, but I would like to point out one aspect of the case that he does not mention: Did Greece comply with its...
Како да ја нарекуваме Македонија? NEW
Македонија во Европска унија (Macedonia in the European Union) 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Името на оваа поранешна југословенска република е пречка за нејзиното интегрирање со 27те држави-членки Грција се противи на интегрирањ
A rogue statelet of Europe, ridicules the whole continent! NEW
The Eblana European Democratic Movement 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Believe it or not, it has been 20 years since the independence of FYROM, or the "Macedonian" state! With an on-going dispute between the country and Greece about its name and Bulgaria on the language, this country seems to be followed by problems but...
Македонија во Европска унија (Macedonia in the European Union) 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Филе во своето излагање пред Европскиот парламент и преставувањетo на стратегијата за проширување и извештаите за државите од Западен Б...
FYROM chairs the Council of Europe NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
For the next six months, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will chair the Council of Europe. FYROM took over from the Swiss yesterday, and the details of their presidency can be found on a special presidency website; the speech of th...
Grecy ustępują Macedończykom? NEW
blogUE (Gazeta Wyborcza) 5 Years, 3 Months, 15 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
BlogUE myślał, że już tego nie doczeka. A jednak! Za chwilę możemy być świadkami rozstrzygnięcia kolejnego, „najdłuższego” sporu nowoczesnej Europy. Po 19 latach karczemnych awantur i bardzo brzydkich, zgoła nie-dyplomatycznyc...
Links 17 March 2010 NEW
Talking about the EU 5 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
I know this has been around a while, but it truly is a genius idea. A folding plug. I liked this article about Macedonia for the author’s example of what makes him feel English  Having been in England since the age of 11, I have a foot in both...
Free, to travel, at last NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Minute ago
BELGRADE — After nearly 18 years, the citizens of Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro are free to travel to European Union Schengen area countries without visas. A decision by the Council of Ministers of the European Union on November 30 opened t...
Гърция блокирала решение за Македония? NEW
Право на Европейския съюз 5 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Bloomberg съобщава, че Гърция е блокирала предложение за определяне на начална дата на преговорите за присъединяване на Македония към Европ
Greece Blocked Decision on Macedonia? NEW
European Union Law 5 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Bloomberg reports that Greece has blocked a proposal to set a starting date for starting accession negotiations with the Republic of Macedonia. This comes after a meeting between the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia, George Papandreou and Niko...
FYROM & Greece: The dispute over the word "Macedonia" continues NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
According to EurActiv, the Greek and the Macedonian prime ministers will meet on Friday to discuss the stupid name issue they have been running for years. I have said what I think about this over a year ago already. And I still think that the name o...
Macedonia: Presdiential Elections, Local Elections NEW
Central Europe Active 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Macedonians headed to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s president from seven candidates and 84 mayors from 365 candidates, and members of the local councils. The incumbent president, Branko Crvenkovski did not run for re-election. Gj...
Snow White Elections in Macedonia (FYROM) [Ari RUSILA] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
George Ivanov from the main ruling VMRO DPMNE party maintains a lead according to early results from (FYRO) Macedonia’s (later Macedonia) Presidential election although he is likely to face a run-off vote in two weeks time; then his challenger will...
Peaceful elections in Macedonia will go into second round (updated by: Slovakian elections) NEW
Julien Frisch 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
From BBC:"Partial results showed Mr [Gjorgje] Ivanov - the candidate of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's VMRO-DPMNE party - to be ahead with more than 35% of the vote.The race for second place was between Ljubomir Frckoski, who is backed by the Socia...
“Macedonia’s Obama”? NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 18 Minutes ago
Macedonia will hold Presidential elections this weekend. No news there. But here’s the interesting thing: recent polls suggest that an ethnic Albanian candidate, Imer Selmani, has a decent chance of making it past the first round. If so, he...
Next round in the Greek-Macedonian nonsense war of words NEW
Julien Frisch 6 Years, 11 Months, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Different news sources (also here) report that Greece and Macedonia, or in diplomatic terms, the "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (FYROM), will return to the negotiation table on 14-15 August to try to resolve the pending name dispute between...
Macedonia has a new government, too NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Back in January, I posted about how Macedonia’s young Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, was for some reason the most popular head of government in the Balkans. Well, they had Parliamentary elections at the beginning of June, and Macedonia said...