Macedonia

Country Macedonia
Capital Skopje
Continent Europe
Currency Macedonian denar(MKD)
Languages Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian, Bosnian & Aromanian

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Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations. The United States began referring to Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia, in 2004 and negotiations continue between Greece and Macedonia to resolve the name issue. Some ethnic Albanians, angered by perceived political and economic inequities, launched an insurgency in 2001 that eventually won the support of the majority of Macedonia's Albanian population and led to the internationally-brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting by establishing a set of new laws enhancing the rights of minorities. Fully implementing the Framework Agreement and stimulating economic growth and development continue to be challenges for Macedonia, although progress has been made on both fronts over the past several years.

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Can Skopje and Athens agree on “Ilindenska Macedonia”? - European Western Balkans (press release)

European Western Balkans (press release)

Can Skopje and Athens agree on “Ilindenska Macedonia”?
European Western Balkans (press release)
“With the name “Republic of Ilindenska Macedonia” we will make the foundation of our Republic stronger, while Ilinden means the historical continuity of our aspirations, our statehood and our pride. Ilinden is our glorious past, Ilinden is our bright ...
Ilinden, New or North Macedonia: What the world would usewww.ekathimerini.com
Macedonia name proposal criticised at home and in GreeceIrish Times
Macedonia's main opposition party rejects proposal for new country nameReuters
MarketWatch -Deutsche Welle -The Sofia Globe
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Georgi Parvanov, President (2002-2012): The name Ilinden Macedonia shows Skopje's tendency to pass the problem ... - Focus News

Georgi Parvanov, President (2002-2012): The name Ilinden Macedonia shows Skopje's tendency to pass the problem ...
Focus News
Sofia. The name Republic of Ilinden Macedonia shows Skopje's tendency to pass the problem on to someone else, Georgi Parvanov, Bulgarian President in 2002-2012 and founder of political party ABV, told a press conference, Focus News Agency reports.



Macedonia Gives Up Paper Money - OODA Loop

OODA Loop

Macedonia Gives Up Paper Money
OODA Loop
Macedonia began the gradual withdrawal of paper money from circulation. First, the country will withdraw the denominations of 10 and 50 denars, which are the most used in payments in the country, the Macedonian central bank said. Thus, Macedonia will ...



Macedonia PM Recruits Albanian Parties to Boost Majority - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Macedonia PM Recruits Albanian Parties to Boost Majority
Balkan Insight
Macedonia's prime minister is to submit his proposed government reshuffle to parliament today in a bid to increase his slim majority by adding two small ethnic Albanian parties to his ruling coalition. Sinisa Jakov Marusic. BIRN. Skopje ...



Macedonia, Greece Close to Ending Decades-Old Dispute Over Name - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Macedonia, Greece Close to Ending Decades-Old Dispute Over Name
Wall Street Journal
SOFIA, Bulgaria—Greece and its neighbor, Macedonia, are close to resolving a decades-old dispute that has prevented the small Balkan country from joining the European Union, creating a rare bright spot in a region where hopes of joining the bloc ...
Republic Of Where? New Name In Play As Macedonia, Greece Seek To End DisputeRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
ND leader rejects 'Republic of Ilinden Macedonia' as irredentist ...www.ekathimerini.com
Greek PM to brief opposition parties over Macedonia name disputeReuters
U.S. News & World Report -Balkan Insight -The Sofia Globe
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Macedonia: Goldsmith teaches Quran to students - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Macedonia: Goldsmith teaches Quran to students
Anadolu Agency
By Furkan Abdula. SKOPJE, Macedonia. A goldsmith in the Macedonian capital Skopje teaches the holy Quran to students at his shop. Necmedin Bushi gives the reading lessons while moulding gold at his workshop, calling it his second job. Bushi told ...



Central Macedonia Shows its Best in '3rd Greek Weekend' in Belgrade - GTP Headlines (press release) (blog)

GTP Headlines (press release) (blog)

Central Macedonia Shows its Best in '3rd Greek Weekend' in Belgrade
GTP Headlines (press release) (blog)
Furthermore, the region's video titled, “Central Macedonia – A 365-days-a-year destination,” was presented to the citizens of Serbia on a large screen, which was installed at the square of the Republic in the heart of Belgrade. The fair also attracted ...



Former Macedonian official jailed over police car purchase - Washington Post

Washington Post

Former Macedonian official jailed over police car purchase
Washington Post
SKOPJE, Macedonia — A Macedonian court has convicted a former senior interior ministry official of abuse of office and sentenced him to nine years in prison over a police patrol car procurement deal. The Skopje criminal court ruled on Tuesday that ...



Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge - ABC News

ABC News

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge
ABC News
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zeal addresses the media during a news conference with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Prime Minister May ...
Macedonia Court Acquits Zaev of Bribery Charge :: Balkan InsightBalkan Insight
Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge | Fox NewsFox News

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Macedonia M1 money supply rises 16.7% y/y at end-April – table - SeeNews

SeeNews

Macedonia M1 money supply rises 16.7% y/y at end-April – table
SeeNews
TIRANA (Albania), May 22 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's M1 money supply totalled 123.3 billion denars ($2.34 billion/1.99 billion) at the end of April, up 16.7% year-on-year, data from the country's central bank, NBRM, shows. Compared to the end of March ...