In an opinion piece on Balkan Insight, Ivana Jordanovska explains how politicians from Albania, Serbia, and Bulgaria are using the Macedonian crisis for their own internal political gain.
Voice of America analyses the political crisis in Macedonia and warns for a spill-over effect in neighboring Kosovo.
Yesterday President of Macedonia Gjorgje Ivanov announced that he has again refused to give opposition leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to from a government. According to a press statement, the reason for this decision has been that “the obstacles that didn’t allow President Ivanov to give Zoran Zaev the mandate before still haven’t been eliminated.” With […]
The political crisis in Macedonia that ensued after President Gjorgje Ivanov refused to give a mandate to opposition leader Zoran Zaev to form a new government is showing no signs of abatement. While former Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski sent out letters to foreign heads of state for support, and claimed that only […]
Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, and his nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party have publicly attacked the agreement signed by the Albanian minority parties in Tirana in January 2017. In a press declaration, the VMRO-DPMNE, which a plurality of votes during the December 11 general elections, stated: In the previous elections the citizens voted for the VMRO-DPMNE […]
Three months have passed and the government still hasn’t been formed. This is the result of the anti-Albanian positions held by Nikola Gruevski during the negotiations with the Albanian parties. He demanded a change of the platform, fundamental principles, and undeniable rights that have been denied for years on end. The foundations of the Macedonian state […]
Yesterday EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini visited Skopje amid political tensions over the rejection of Macedonian President Gjorgje Ivanov to give SDSM leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a coalition government with the Albanian minority parties. Mogherini addressed the crisis directly, stating that President Ivanov’s decision would be a “serious break […]
The political crisis that has engulfed Macedonia after President Gjorgje Ivanov refused to give a mandate to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev to form a government coalition with the Albanian minority parties, has not gone unnoticed by Albanian politicians. President Ivanov refused to give Zaev a mandate because of his “foreign platform,” referring to the Tirana […]
Edi Rama’s “Tirana Agreement” from January 7, a direct intervention into the national politics of Macedonia, now threatens to throw Macedonia into a constitutional crisis and ethnic unrest. After the Macedonian general elections on December 11, Rama had invited the Albanian minority parties to Tirana to unify their position on minority rights. The agreement included […]
Six US congressmen have sought the investigation and dismissal of US Ambassador in Macedonia Jess Baily owing to his alleged interventions in party politics and supporting certain civil society organizations.