All posts tagged Macedonia

February 10, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov said on February 10 that state authorities had prevented the entry of thousands of illegal refugees crossing the border. According to him, this was prevented by setting […]

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We will not turn into a refugee camp, says Macedonia’s foreign minister Popovski

February 10, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The foreign minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Popovski, said that the country will not turn into a refugee camp and that this will not be ...

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Macedonia’s refugee dilemma

February 10, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

As Greece continues to struggle with the influx of refugees, some EU countries hope that its northern neighbor Macedonia can deter them. Amid a deep p ...

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Freedom House: Government dysfunction among Balkan countries, migrant crisis pressure on EU principles

January 27, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The world was battered in 2015 by overlapping crises that fueled xenophobic sentiment in democratic countries, undermined the economies of states depe ...

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    Opinion: EU levels empty Schengen threat at Greece
    January 27, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    The EU’s current plan is to protect external borders and, if necessary, expel Greece – not from the eurozone, but from the Schengen Area. That will not keep people from […]

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    European youth turn against immigration
    January 25, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Opinions of young Europeans appear to be hardening toward immigration.  Ask them about their lives and talk quickly turns to the challenge of finding jobs and the threat of Europe […]

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    SDSM will not participate in Macedonia’s April 24 elections
    January 21, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The largest opposition party SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), has decided last evening that it will not participate in the April 24 2016 elections. According to SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, free […]