Tag: SDSM

Op-Ed: “Doing Business” After Gruevski

“Big mountains are shivering, and a mouse is born at the end” – Balkan proverb The new government of Macedonia led by freshly appointed Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Social Democratic party, SDSM, will be expected to “undo” the damage caused by former premier Nikola Gruevski’s conservative nationalist party…

14 Shares

Investigation: Serbia’s Involvement in the Macedonian Crisis

Serbian journalist and MP Miroslav Lazanski was involved in a coordinated propaganda campaign along with members of Serbia’s intelligence service, the BIA, aimed at mobilizing public support for Macedonia’s ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Russia in Macedonia. Lazanski describes these claims as false, and says that he was only doing his job as a…

101 Shares

We Asked: What’s Next for Macedonia?

Yesterday, President Gjorgje Ivanov finally granted former opposition leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a new government, effectively ending a two-year political crisis. But much work remains to be done. We asked people in Macedonia about what’s next for the country, what kinds of challenges the new government is likely to…

105 Shares

What’s Going on with Members of Congress and Macedonia?

Several members of the US Congress seem to have taken a peculiar (and some say unprecedented) sort of interest in Macedonia recently. Why might that be and where might it lead? It’s a warm evening in May, and I’m sitting in a garden in Skopje listening to Toni, the elderly…

109 Shares

Op-Ed: Remember, Remember the 11th of December

Macedonia finally looks like it will hold long-delayed elections on December 11th. After two years of protest, Ivana Jordanovska predicts a victory for the opposition. Two years ago, Macedonia stood in awe as students of the state universities organized the biggest student protest in the history of the country’s independence.…

46 Shares

The Chance For Yet Another Battle

What does today’s agreement between VMRO-DPMNE and the opposition mean for Macedonia’s future? Ivana Jordanovska shares her thoughts. There are three types of people when it comes to political participation. The first are those who care about the political situation in their country as much as they care about the…

0 Shares