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Rival parties both claim victory in Macedonia elections

Rival parties both claim victory in Macedonia elections

Macedonia's ruling conservatives and the opposition Social Democrats both claimed victory in snap elections held Sunday in the hope of solving a two-year long deep political crisis.

Macedonia's Nationalists Win Election: Official Results

Veteran leader Nikola Gruevski's nationalist VMRO-DPMNE won 51 out of 120 seats in Macedonia's parliament in a snap poll on Sunday that is expected to end a two-year long crisis.
After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe

After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe

Demonstrators shining lights during an anticorruption protest in front of the government building in Bucharest, Romania, last month. The leader of the governing party, Liviu Dragnea, has pressed for
Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, rough up opposition leader

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, rough up opposition leader

Demonstrators stormed Macedonia’s parliament Thursday and attacked MPs, including the opposition leader, in protest over a vote for a new parliamentary speaker. Zoran Zaev, who leads the main
Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, attack MPs

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, attack MPs

Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a
Zoran Zaev, Macedonian Lawmaker, Is Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists

Zoran Zaev, Macedonian Lawmaker, Is Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists

Protesters burst into Macedonia’s Parliament, overwhelming the police guarding the building.

Macedonian protesters storm the country’s parliament and brutally attack lawmakers

Protesters in Macedonia stormed the parliament and brutally assaulted several lawmakers Thursday night in a show of anger over the deadlocked government. In December, former Prime Minister Nikola
Six months after election, Macedonia votes in new PM

Six months after election, Macedonia votes in new PM

Macedonia's parliament voted in Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev as prime minister late Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis.
Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead

Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead

The new prime minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, on Wednesday in Parliament in Skopje.
What would Nazi propagandists have made of Facebook?

What would Nazi propagandists have made of Facebook?

In a diary discovered after the fall of Berlin, Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels outlined his principles (pdf) for effective propaganda. The second of these…
Macedonia says it needs prospect of joining EU to thwart authoritarianism

Macedonia says it needs prospect of joining EU to thwart authoritarianism

Country wants to find solution to naming dispute with Greece but must see progress in other areas, warns Radmila ŠekerinskaEfforts to promote liberal politics in the Balkans will be set back if
The name 'Macedonia': 2,300 years on, a warrior hero's spirit hovers over peace bid

The name 'Macedonia': 2,300 years on, a warrior hero's spirit hovers over peace bid

After decades of feuding over ownership of Alexander the Great, rival leaders opt for fresh startDiners at a fish taverna in Thessaloniki on Saturday night could have been forgiven for thinking they
Western Balkans backsliding on democracy, says Lords committee

Western Balkans backsliding on democracy, says Lords committee

Russian influence is expanding and support for EU membership is in decline as UK’s influence fades after Brexit voteProgress towards full democracy and commitment to the rule of law in the western
Greeks Protest Over Neighbor’s Use of the Name Macedonia

Greeks Protest Over Neighbor’s Use of the Name Macedonia

Greeks protesting in Thessaloniki on Sunday against their neighboring nation’s use of the name Macedonia.
Hundreds of thousands join Macedonia name protest in Athens

Hundreds of thousands join Macedonia name protest in Athens

Demonstrators oppose any compromise by Greece in long-running dispute over former Yugoslav republic’s official nameMore than 100,000 protesters from across Greece converged on Athens’ main square on
Greeks Protest to Defend Right to the Name ‘Macedonia’

Greeks Protest to Defend Right to the Name ‘Macedonia’

Around 140,000 people, according to police estimates, demonstrated in Athens on Sunday against the inclusion of the word “Macedonia” in the name of a neighboring former Yugoslav republic.
Greeks Protest to Defend Right to the Name ‘Macedonia’

Greeks Protest to Defend Right to the Name ‘Macedonia’

Around 140,000 people, according to police estimates, demonstrated in Athens on Sunday against the inclusion of the word “Macedonia” in the name of a neighboring former Yugoslav republic.
“Will To Live” by Photographer Flamur Aliu

“Will To Live” by Photographer Flamur Aliu

A series of everyday moments inspired by the people and experiences that make life worth living from photographer Flamur Aliu. Discovered via our Submissions section and selected as an Editor Pick.
Macedonia puts four options forward to resolve name dispute

Macedonia puts four options forward to resolve name dispute

Skopje aims to end decades-old dispute with Athens over name, which is same as Greek regionMacedonia has put forward four options to settle the decades-long dispute with Greece over its name, the