Tag: VMRO-DPMNE

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…

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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.…

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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…

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A Deal Which is not a Deal: Macedonia’s Ride on the Wild Side

With the corruption of the deep state, where even primary school teachers are involved in electoral fraud, what good will a few changes in ministerial echelons serve? Shuffling a few positions fails to address the grave disturbances of the democratic order in the country – it can only serve to…

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Postcard from Skopje: The Melancholy Revolution

“I think this is a melancholy revolution,” Giovanni said on Thursday evening, and I knew what he meant. There is an ennui in the air that seems to creep into everyone. Zoran Zaev has called his big protest for this Sunday. Estimated attendance ranges from 20,000 to 50,000 but we…

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Macedonia: The Exit Strategy of a Failing Government

News of resignations come in. At first, the dinner party doesn’t believe it. We laugh it off. More and more people see the same news being shared on social media. And then the most trustworthy internet portal says it’s true. Kurir, the government mouthpiece, announces the resignations of Interior Minister…

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