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The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) Calls on the Government of FYR Macedonia to Release Archbishop Jovan from Imprisonment

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The Holy Synod of the ŒCOCW joins the multitude of Orthodox and Catholic jurisdictions worldwide in requesting that Archbishop Jovan, leader of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, be released by the government of the FYR Macedonia. The synod views the arrest and detention of Archbishop Jovan as continued harassment, initiated as a result of an ongoing internal disagreement within the Macedonian ... Read More »

Macedonia and Greece Still Not Agreed on Naming Issue

Philip Reeker and Nikola Popovski in Macedonia

Macedonia and Greece are still without agreement after two days of ambassadorial talks in New York aimed at settling a naming dispute. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia wishes to be known as the Republic of Macedonia, whilst Greece refuses to recognise any reference to the term “Macedonia” as a province of its territory shares the name. The Personal Envoy ... Read More »

What’s In a Name? Macedonia and Greece Agree to Resume Talks Over Title

Macedonian Diplomats Meet in December 2011

Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have agreed to resume talks over the naming of the Republic of Macedonia. The United Nations will mediate discussions between the two countries in New York from 16th January 2012. Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece and Ambassador Zoran Jolevski will attempt to reach a resolution to the dispute which has been ongoing ... Read More »

Obituary: Kiro Gligorov – President Who Guided Macedonia to Independence

Celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence a few months before Mr Gligorov's death

Kiro Gligorov passed away on 1st January 2012. The 94-year-old former President was at the helm of the Macedonian nation from 1991 until 1999 and oversaw the transition to independence from Yugoslav rule. The first democratically elected leader of Macedonia, Gligorov served for two terms and even survived a 1995 assassination attempt which killed his driver and left him blind ... Read More »

UN Court Upholds Balkan War Crime Convictions

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On 19th May 2010, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Johan Tarčulovski for overseeing the ransacking of Ljuboten in 2001. Tarčulovski was a policeman at the time. He was accused of “ordering, planning and instigating the murder of three ethnic Albanian civilians, wanton destruction of twelve houses or other property and cruel treatment ... Read More »