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... and representative of thousands of Macedonian-Albanian-American constituents, I'm excited to get these meetings underway and to bring the ideas I hear this weekend back home. I've heard many concerns from the Albanian community in Connecticut about the treatment of their relatives in Macedonia.
environment This year marks the 115th anniversary of the first modern day Macedonian state, heroically established in 1903 in Krusevo. However, Macedonia's future is in serious jeopardy, due to the remarkable shortsightedness of its government, as well as the escalating belligerence of Greece.

As more members of Macedonia's discredited Anti-Corruption Commission resign in an expenses scandal, the big question is whether their ... Three more member of Macedonia's embattled and scandal-hit Anti-Corruption Commission tendered resignations to parliament on Wednesday, amid an unfolding ...
The health minister announced that Macedonia will soon change its restrictive law on abortion, which sparked widespread criticism from rights activists ... The Macedonian health ministry is working to redraw the divisive Law on Abortion and will soon submit its proposals to parliament, recently-appointed ...
But back to the Macedonian church. I was there to say goodbye to a wonderful woman I have written about before. Her name is Blaga and she was being buried on her 91st birthday. She arrived in Australia in 1974 having raised a family in Macedonia, but when she lost her husband she emigrated alone to ...
Similarly, the term Macedonian is used to designate ethnic Greeks or Bulgarians living in their respective parts of geographic Macedonia, and ethnic Macedonians who speak the Macedonian language and consider themselves as separate people from neighboring Greeks, Bulgarians and Serbs.

Inside the church, a voice murmurs Macedonian prayers rapidly. The monks, villagers and ex-drug users gather together on the outskirts of the room. They clasp their hands tightly over prayer benches or make the sign of the cross in quick succession. Outside the church, the remainder of the monastery is ...
People wave Macedonian flags during a protest in a central square in Skopje on March 4. Right-wing and diaspora organizations protested against a possible compromise with Greece on the country's name which they say would damage the national interest. (Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images).
... the neighboring countries and for appropriating symbols and figures of Antiquity considered by Greeks as part of their history such as the Vergina Sun (symbol of the ancient Macedonian dynasty) and Alexander the Great. The changes introduced to the constitution of the Republic of Macedonia during the ...
I deeply believe that the representatives of the clergy and of the Macedonian Orthodox Church and of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church realize their responsibility and act wisely, "the president added. On the first day of his visit Rumen Radev will bring flowers to the grave of Gotse Delchev in the Orthodox ...
Macedonia said it will start replacing 'Alexander the Great' name signs from the busiest airport and highway - once its decision to rename them to satisfy Greece ... "That is a signal for us and encouragement for the Greek side that it is possible to find a solution," Zaev told Macedonian media on Wednesday.
Greek-Australian groups are planning a rally on Macedonia for Sunday, Feb. 25, outside the Greek Consulate in Melbourne. The protest, organized by the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, will take place as negotiations between Greece and FYROM are intensifying over a ...
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday that Macedonia's government is willing to add a "geographical qualifier" to the country's name, a change Greece has wanted. But Zaev says there are other outstanding issues, including what the Macedonian language will be officially called. The former Yugoslav ...
The Macedonian host who conducted the interview, who asked not to be named because he didn't want to jeopardize his career, said in a written statement that Grncarov claimed he'd won that junior tournament in the Netherlands and touted himself as a future pro. "Macedonia is very small country with no ...
Greek anger on the issue, which had declined since the formation of Macedonia, recently picked up again as Macedonia began a campaign to join the EU and NATO. Two days after the rally, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev indicated his country was willing to compromise, suggesting options like ...
The group had climbed the 2,524-meter (8,280-foot) mountain near the border between Greece and Macedonia early Saturday and had returned before noon. rescue workers say the two who died reportedly set off again for the summit, believing, apparently erroneously, that one of the group was missing.

And a Russian presence has long been felt in Fyrom; according to recently leaked Macedonian intelligence files, the Kremlin has been trying to spread propaganda and provoke discord, pushing the country away from a westward path. This put pressure on both the EU and NATO to resolve the name dispute ...
Turkey's prime minister says it's wrong for Greece to dictate what Macedonia's official name should be, but adds that he hopes the two neighboring countries can resolve their dispute "amicably." Speaking at a joint conference with visiting Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Monday, Binali Yildirim ...
As a result, Greece has blocked Macedonian efforts to join the EU and NATO. Despite recognition by 137 countries, Macedonia is officially known at the U.N. as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM. Davos pledge. Following a pledge at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos to rapidly ...
"Maybe, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Macedonian political parties are ready for it. But Macedonia and the Macedonian people are in no way ready for it," Nedelkovski said. At the same time, strange as it may seem, but the Greek People today are the best ally of Macedonians in their struggle ...
Leaders in Greece and the Republic of Macedonia are close to striking a deal on the use of the name "Macedonia." Past governments on both sides have claimed exclusive ownership of Macedonian history, back to Alexander the Great and beyond. But now, bucking recent trends in global politics, ...
In the latest volley of a long-running dispute on the right to the name "Macedonia," an estimated 300,000 Macedonian Greeks rallied in Thessaloniki on 21 January against the use of the name by the country to their north, whose constitutional name is the Republic of Macedonia. A follow-up demonstration in ...
On Sunday, around 140,000 Greeks gathered in Athens to protest the government's negotiations with the neighboring Republic of Macedonia (which from here on will be referred to as its capital city, Skopje) over the long-standing dispute about the name of the former Yugoslav Republic. The crux of the ...
In 1992, around a million Greeks attended a protest in Thessaloniki, the capital of the province of Macedonia, declaring that "Macedonia is Greek and only Greek." This prompted Greece's political leadership to reject any use of "Macedonia" by its neighbor, even in a compromise such as New Macedonia or ...
"I would do this in a heartbeat," she says, pointing to her background as a proud Macedonian of Pontian origins, born in Thessaloniki. "Now it's time for the Melbourne rally," she says. "I will be there alongside all the people who organised the first successful protest for Macedonia on the 21st January.
The region of Macedonia, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, spreads across Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Athens has objected to its northern neighbour's use of the name since it proclaimed independence in 1991, arguing that it projected irredentist ambitions.
Skopje, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission (EC) is prepared to launch Macedonian accession talks, taking into consideration the significant progress that Macedonia has done on its European path, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Skopje Samuel Zbogar told a press conference here on ...
FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September ... Skopje (Reuters) - Macedonia is ready to add a geographical qualifier to its name to help resolve a dispute with Greece that has held up its ...
The government is seeking responsibility with cadres like the director of the agency for promotion and support of tourism and the director of the Macedonian people's theatre Donev and Spasov, one of whom was removed from his position for irresponsible spending of public money and the latter for injuring ...
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks protested outside the parliament in Athens on February 4 against the government's willingness to make concessions in a long-standing name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The hard-liners stress that Macedonia also is the name of Greece's ...
Protesters traveled from across the country to the Greek capital, where they waved flags and chanted slogans, including "Macedonia is Greek" and "Hands off Macedonia." police said about 140,000 protesters were in attendance Sunday. The protests come after Greece and Macedonia restarted talks last ...
In the latest volley of a long-running dispute on the right to the name "Macedonia", an estimated 300,000 Macedonian Greeks rallied in Thessaloniki on January 21 against the use of the name by the country to their north, whose constitutional name is the Republic of Macedonia. A follow-up demonstration in ...
Skopje, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian police say a 38-year-old mother and her four children, ages 6 to 14, died in their sleep during a house fire in the northwestern town of Tetovo. The fire broke out early Thursday on the first floor of the building some 55 kilometers (34 miles) west of Skopje, the capital, ...
... to hear from you! Prospective songs can be submited for consideration to Macedonian Radio and Television, in either final or demo form to: [email protected] Songs can also be submitted by post to: Za Evrosong 2018, Makedonska Radio Televizija, Bul. Goce Delchev br. 18, 1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia.
If they succeed in making use of the window of opportunity and secure a compromise, the gain will be for everyone: Greece, Macedonia, the Balkans and the West. If they fail, however, it will be ordinary Macedonian citizens paying the price. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not ...
Although the Macedonian authorities signalled approval for Nimetz's proposal at the time as a basis for resolving the dispute, Greece rejected this proposition outright. The so-called name dispute centres on Greece's insistence that use of the word Macedonia implies a territorial claim to the northern Greek ...
Cretans are well-known for their unique cultural habits and life-long customs. This time, a group of them decided to take their horses along with them to Sunday's rally in Thessaloniki against the use of "Macedonia" in the FYROM name dispute. The Cretans left the island in traditional local dresses and riding ...
In Macedonia, where approval in U.S. leadership jumped 15 points after years of decline, the explanation can be found not in the White House, but with the State Department. In May, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov gave opposition leader Zoran Zaev the mandate to form a new government after ...
Macedonia's president on Wednesday vetoed a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. Macedonian lawmakers approved the bill last week in a parliamentary vote boycotted by the main opposition party. But conservative ...
Macedonia had to amend its Constitution to renounce claiming a Macedonian national minority in Greece. It also conceded to changing its national flag, which had borne the "Star of Vergina" emblem. The use of the 16-rayed ancient Greek solar symbol had been seen as a provocation by Athens because of ...
FILE PHOTO - Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov (R) meets with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in Skopje, Macedonia August 31, 2017. ... SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia and Greece have agreed to form working groups led by foreign ministers to hold talks on a solution to the 25-year ...
Both governments agreed to renew efforts to find a solution Tuesday, and a fresh round of discussions with a United Nations mediator are due to begin later this month. This came after Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev suggested Sunday that a final compromise could come within the next six months, ...
World renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis expressed his opposition to any agreement with Skopje that would include the term 'Macedonia' in the compound name. Theodorakis, regarded as a guru for the Left, said that there should be no derogation from the 1992 decision of political leaders ...
The leftist-led government's coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), will not back a solution to the ongoing name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) that contains the word "Macedonia," a lawmaker for the right-wing nationalist party said on Tuesday. Speaking on Skai ...
Skopje, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Macedonia exports soared 18.6 percent year on year in the first 11 months of 2017 to reach 5.17 billion U.S. dollars, official data have revealed. According to Macedonia's State Statistical Office, Macedonian exports were mainly driven by precious metal or precious metal ...
Skopje, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Macedonian government will seek national consensus, participation and consent by political factors and of course from the citizens before taking final stance on the solving of name issue with Greece, Macedonian Premier Zoran Zaev was quoted Sunday as saying in a televised ...
The world's most celebrated Macedonian, Alexander the Great, was aggressively claimed by the previous nationalist FYROM government, led by Nikola Gruevski. school textbooks were rewritten to play up links between the empire of antiquity and the modern Republic and statues erected in public places ...
But Zaev isn't traveling to the province of Macedonia in northern Greece on official business. He's just there as Zoran, come to see in the New Year with his Greek friend Yiannis. The public and the press are not invited. Zaev's historic visit begins with the arrival of his plane at Makedonia Airport. The fact that ...
Zoran Zaev, the Macedonian prime minister, has denounced his nationalist predecessor for stoking passions over claims to the historical kingdom's name. ... meal - either for Yiannis Boutaris, Thessaloniki's mayor or his guest Zoran Zaev, prime minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


 

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