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January, 2013

January, 2012

  • 18 January

    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 …

  • 4 January

    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 …

  • 3 January

    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 …

September, 2011

  • 6 September

    UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

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    Another slew of UEFA Euro 2012 fixtures are scheduled to take place on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2011, as 46 nations look to get three points closer to the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012. Of particular interest are the matches between England and Wales, at Wembley, and Denmark v Norway …

May, 2010

  • 20 May

    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 …