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Macedonia: Ten Years after the Conflict

Europe Report N°212, 11 August 2011

Ten years after the Ohrid Agreement  ended fighting between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, Macedonia is more stable and inclusive, but political party and ethnic tensions are growing, and the new government needs to reverse the negative trends.

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Macedonia: Ten Years after the Conflict, Europe Report N°212, 11 Aug 2011

Ten years after the Ohrid Agreement  ended fighting between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, Macedonia is more stable and inclusive, but political party and ethnic tensions are growing, and the new government needs to reverse the negative trends.

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Macedonia's Name: Breaking the Deadlock, Europe Briefing N°52 , 12 Jan 2009

Macedonia is a relative success story in a region scarred by unresolved statehood and territory issues. International engagement has, since the 2001 conflict with an ethnic Albanian insurgency, brought progress in integrating Albanians into political life. This has been underpinned by the promise of European Union (EU) and NATO integration, goals that unite ethnic Macedonians and Albanians. But the main NATO/EU strategy for stabilising Macedonia and the region via enlargement was derailed in 2008 by the dispute with Greece over the country’s name.

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Macedonia: Wobbling toward Europe, Europe Briefing N°41, 12 Jan 2006

The European Union summit’s December 2005 decision to grant EU candidacy status is a significant milestone on Macedonia’s path to European integration. However, its open-ended nature, with no start date for accession talks, indicates the practical and policy challenges the country still faces to become a stable post-conflict democracy.

русский   македонски јазик   shqipe

Macedonia: Not out of the Woods Yet, Europe Briefing Nº37, 25 Feb 2005

Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and representatives of his government and the opposition converged in Brussels on 14 February 2005 to hand over Macedonia's response to the European Commission's 3,000-item questionnaire, the latest stage in the EU membership application, which was formally submitted almost a year ago.

македонски јазик

Macedonia: Make or Break, Europe Briefing N°33, 3 Aug 2004

While Macedonia has had a reasonably good year, the survival of the state in its present form -- a key element of stability in the fragile Western Balkans -- is still not completely assured.

македонски јазик

Macedonia: No Time for Complacency, Europe Report N°149, 23 Oct 2003

Recent events require that policymakers revise substantially the conventional assessment that Macedonia is the foremost political “success story” of the Balkans. In fact, it is an underperforming post-conflict country still very much at risk, unable to tackle – operationally or politically -- its security challenges without upsetting an uncertain ethnic balance.

македонски јазик   shqipe

Moving Macedonia toward Self Sufficiency: A New Security Approach for NATO and the EU, Europe Report N°135, 15 Nov 2002

Macedonia’s 15 September 2002 election suggests the country may have turned a corner on the road to stability. Widely anticipated fraud and violence mostly did not materialise. Unlike in neighbouring Kosovo a few weeks later, a cross section of voters from all ethnicities streamed to the polls.

македонски јазик   shqipe

Macedonia's Public Secret: How Corruption Drags the Country Down, Europe Report N°133, 14 Aug 2002

Corruption in Macedonia, especially at high levels of government, is endemic. It has evolved from passive exploitation to active coercion and acquired the capacity not only to retard economic progress but also to feed organised crime and, in turn, political and communal instability.

македонски јазик   shqipe

Macedonia's Name: Why the Dispute Matters and How to Resolve It, Europe Report N°122, 10 Dec 2001

On 16 November 2001, Macedonia’s parliament passed a set of constitutional amendments that were agreed in August, when Macedonian and Albanian minority leaders signed the Ohrid Framework Agreement. Later that day, President Trajkovski clarified the terms of an amnesty for Albanian rebels, in line with international requests.

македонски јазик

Macedonia: Filling the Security Vacuum, Europe Briefing N°23, 8 Sep 2001

The war option has, for the moment, been checked, but Macedonia is very far from being at peace.

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Which Macedonia?

Donald Steinberg
The Guardian, 1 Apr 2008

Prospective poll turns up Macedonia heat

Nicholas Whyte
European Voice, 1 Sep 2004

Decentralisation Plan: Right Way Forward for Now

Nicholas Whyte
Balkan Crisis Report -IWPR, 5 Aug 2004

Clean Up Macedonia

Gareth Evans
Wall Street Journal Europe, 12 Mar 2002

Making a Real Peace in Macedonia

Edward Joseph
New York Times, 31 Aug 2001
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