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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President of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, says human rights must be at centre of global action - UN News Centre

UN News Centre

President of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, says human rights must be at centre of global action
UN News Centre
22 September 2017 – Promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law must remain at the core of international action, the President of the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia said today, lamenting that despite ...



Exploring forgotten Macedonia - The Week Magazine

The Week Magazine

Exploring forgotten Macedonia
The Week Magazine
Macedonia is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, said Margo Pfeiff at the Los Angeles Times. Twenty-five years after it gained independence from Yugoslavia, the landlocked Balkan state remains a developing nation, its roads still plied by Soviet-era cars.



Macedonia and Bulgaria intensify military co-operation - IHS Jane's 360

Macedonia and Bulgaria intensify military co-operation
IHS Jane's 360
Macedonia and Bulgaria will intensify defence co-operation under the friendship treaty the two countries signed on 1 August, Macedonian Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska and her Bulgarian counterpart, Krasimir Karakachanov, agreed in Skopje on 18 ...



Central Asia Metals buys zinc mine in Macedonia for $403m - Financial Times

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Central Asia Metals buys zinc mine in Macedonia for $403m
Financial Times
Central Asia Metals, a Kazakhstan focused copper producer, has bought an underground zinc and lead mine in Macedonia for $402.5m. Central Asia Metals agreed to buy the mine from Orion Co-Investments and Fusion Capital through a combination of debt ...
TOP NEWS: Central Asia Metals Buys Macedonia Mine For USD403 ...Interactive Investor
Central Asia Metals raises £113m to buy new mine in MacedoniaGlobalCapital
Central Asia Metals plots £300m takeover of zinc minerTelegraph.co.uk
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Macedonia's political crisis hitting growth: central bank governor - Reuters

Macedonia's political crisis hitting growth: central bank governor
Reuters
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A prolonged political crisis has gravely hit Macedonia's economy and it will hardly achieve any growth this year after it shrank in the first ...
Macedonia's political crisis hits economic growth - central bank governorYahoo News UK

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Macedonia Plans Amnesty to Ease Pressure on Jails - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Macedonia Plans Amnesty to Ease Pressure on Jails
Balkan Insight
One of them, an association of families of prisoners serving sentences in Macedonia's largest jail, at Idrizovo, has complained of terrible conditions in the prison where it says unexplained deaths too often occur. It has complained also of corruption ...



Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in ... - Reuters

Reuters

Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in ...
Reuters
Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece ...

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Macedonia rejects ex-leader's request for more security | The Seattle ... - Seattle Times

Macedonia rejects ex-leader's request for more security | The Seattle ...
Seattle Times
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's Interior Ministry has rejected a demand by the country's opposition leader for a beefed-up security detail because of ...

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Macedonia celebrates Pastor Edmonds with special guests Michelle Williams, Travis Greene - New Pittsburgh Courier

New Pittsburgh Courier

Macedonia celebrates Pastor Edmonds with special guests Michelle Williams, Travis Greene
New Pittsburgh Courier
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, formerly of Destiny's Child, was one of the special guests at the 5th Pastoral Anniversary celebration for Pastor Brian Edmonds and his family, Aug. 23 at Macedonia Baptist Church. CELEBRATION—Macedonia Pastor Brian Edmonds, ...



Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival September 22-24, 2017 Macedonia, Ohio - PR Newswire (press release)

Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival September 22-24, 2017 Macedonia, Ohio
PR Newswire (press release)
MACEDONIA, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 1900 Book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is coming to life this Friday, September 22nd thru Sunday, September 24th in Longwood Park, Macedonia, Ohio. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, the ...