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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Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in Macedonia Walmart parking lot, police say - cleveland.com

Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in Macedonia Walmart parking lot, police say
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MACEDONIA, Ohio -- One man was injured after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket Friday evening. The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. in a Walmart parking lot on Macedonia Commons Boulevard near East Aurora Road, Macedonia police Sgt.



In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their ... - Global Voices Online

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In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their ...
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Screenshots from the videos depicting the fainting incidents involving the supporters of Aleksandar Vucic and Nikola Gruevski. Serbian President Aleksandar ...

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Macedonia Lawmakers Advance Albanian Language Bill - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Macedonia Lawmakers Advance Albanian Language Bill
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Macedonia's parliament has given preliminary approval to legislation that would extend the official use of the Albanian language to the entire country. In its first reading on November 15, lawmakers voted 66-41 in favor of the bill, which is meant in ...



Bad weather lashes western and central Macedonia - Kathimerini

Bad weather lashes western and central Macedonia
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EMAK rescue workers on Friday saved a family of four livestock farmers who were trapped by torrential rains on the outskirts of Variko, a village in western Macedonia, brought on by the same low pressure system that caused Wednesday's deadly floods in ...



Macedonia, Greece name talks rescheduled for mid-Dec - Xinhua ... - Xinhua

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Macedonia, Greece name talks rescheduled for mid-Dec - Xinhua ...
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SKOPJE, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Macedonia and Greece representatives will meet in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 11-12 to start talks on the name issue and discuss ...
Macedonian PM: 'We Are not Only Friends with Bulgaria, but We ...Novinite.com

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Macedonia lawmakers approve Albanian as second language - News & Observer

Macedonia lawmakers approve Albanian as second language
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Macedonia's parliament has approved a draft law making Albanian the country's second official language, amid harsh criticism from the conservative opposition. Lawmakers voted 66-41 Wednesday in favor of the bill that extends the official use of ...

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The Latest: Migrants to march to Greece-Macedonia border | Fox News - Fox News

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The Latest: Migrants to march to Greece-Macedonia border | Fox News
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The Latest on the flow of migrant s into Europe (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Dozens of asylum seekers are gathering in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki ...

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FYR Macedonia: MRT confirms participation in Eurovision 2018 ... - esctoday.com

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FYR Macedonia: MRT confirms participation in Eurovision 2018 ...
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Eurovision news 2018: MRT, the Macedonian national broadcaster has confirmed that FYR Macedonia will participate at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision 2018: FYR Macedonia gets to participate after all ...Escdaily
FYR Macedonia is back - Tickets for Lisbon to go on sale the 30th of ...EuroVisionary

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Baker convicted in slaying at Macedonia - Panama City News Herald - The News Herald

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Baker convicted in slaying at Macedonia - Panama City News Herald
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PANAMA CITY A man who claimed he was set up by police in a murder case has been found guilty as charged. Angelo Derillo Baker, 28, was found guilty ...
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Greek police block migrants' march to border with Macedonia - Fox News

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Greek police block migrants' march to border with Macedonia
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THESSALONIKI, Greece Police blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers Wednesday from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens of officers in riot gear used ...
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Migrants plan to walk to border in protest marchKathimerini

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