By John Vassilopoulos, 7 July 2018
Behind the signing of the Macedonian agreement are wider geopolitical interests of the Western powers led by the US, which is keen to bolster NATO’s presence in the region as part of its military expansion on Russia’s border.
By John Vassilopoulos, 15 February 2018
The Western powers, led by the US, have placed maximum pressure on both countries to resolve the dispute so Macedonia can be incorporated into NATO.
By Markus Salzmann, 1 May 2017
The long simmering political crisis in Macedonia intensified last week after followers of long-time Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski attacked the parliament building, injuring nearly 100 people
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 26 February 2016
The move by West Balkan countries to block refugees from leaving Greece will unleash a humanitarian crisis and intensify tensions throughout Europe.
By Markus Salzmann, 25 August 2015
The brutality of the right-wing regime in Skopje is a sharp expression of the inhumane policies carried out by all European governments against refugees.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 August 2015
The vicious assault unfolded amid a crisis over how to deal with the growing numbers fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 18 August 2015
Refugees traveling the 4,000 kilometres between Syria and Germany, France and Sweden must endure a treacherous journey through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.
By Paul Mitchell, 21 May 2015
The South Stream gas pipeline was a major element in Russia’s attempt to reduce its reliance on Ukraine as a transit route for its gas supplies to Europe.
By Paul Mitchell, 12 May 2015
The weekend attack is a sign of the simmering ethnic tensions fueled by the country’s economic and social crisis.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 5 January 2013
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has condemned the Republic of Macedonia for its role in the CIA rendition of Khaled El-Masri.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 May 2012
The resurgence of ethnic tensions in Macedonia and the ability of nationalist politicians to mobilise large numbers of demonstrators are fuelled by the terrible social conditions in the country.