Macedonia Albanians Seek New Presidential Election Model

Macedonia's main ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, has launched a campaign for a new presidential election model in Macedonia.

The campaign slogan, “No to a One-sided President”, advocates scrapping direct elections for the post of President - and the main Albanian and Macedonian parties in parliament agreeing on a consensus candidate.

Presidential Election Campaign Starts in Macedonia

The candidate of the main ruling VMRO DPMNE party, incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov, launches his campaign with a rally in the town of Ohrid, the party’s traditional election launch venue.

Ivanov, who is competing for a secound five-year term in office, is running under the election slogan “The State Above All”, positioning himself as a proven defender of the country's interests.

Macedonia Prosecutor to Probe ‘Missing’ EU Cash

Prosecutor Marko Zvrlevski says he will soon launch an ex-officio probe, even if the two institutions who he says are primarily in charge of such cases, the Financial Intelligence Agency and the Financial Police, decline to do so.

“We have not received a notice from these two institutions, although legally they should react first, before we do,” Zvrlevski told Faktor news portal.

Serbia to present at eight international book fairs

BELGRADE - Serbia will present its offer at eight international book fairs this year and seven Serbian writers will present their works at the first fair, the International Book Fair in Leipzig from March 13 to 16.

In the course of the year, the works of Serbian contemporary authors will be presented in Skopje, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Frankfurt, Zagreb and Sofia.

A Wax Statue of Alexander the Great To Be Displayed in Skopje

The new archaeological museum of Skopje will display wax figures of Alexander the Great, his father Philip II, his mother Olympia, and other alleged Macedonians.

Among them will also be the Greek philosopher Aristotle, the Byzantine emperor Justinian, the Balkan folk hero Krali Marko and the Bulgarian king Samuil.