Ali Ahmeti

Macedonia's Albanian Parties Battle for Electoral Supremacy

The second round of voting on Sunday won't change the big picture from the first round, at which the main ruling Social Democrats, SDSM, won a big victory over their bitter opponents from the opposition right-wing VMRO DPMNE party - but the contest in the ethnic Albanian bloc is expected to be a lot more exciting.

Name row, NATO accession 'priorities' for FYROM, Ahmeti says

Two chief priorities of the new coalition government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are the resolution of a long-standing dispute with Greece over the Balkan state's official name and the country's accession to NATO with the acronym FYROM, the head of the coalition's junior partner, ethnic Albanian Ali Ahmeti, has told Kathimerini in an interview.

Zaev's Government is at Risk After the First 100 Days in Office

The governing coalition in FYROM may be dissolved after 100 days in office, if the new bill on a wider use of the Albanian language, is not approved, according to the Independent Balkan News Agency. This warning comes from the Alliance for Albanians, which has three seats in parliament and which enabled the formation of the government led by the social democrat MP, Zoran Zaev.

Kosovo: Media publish names of 30 figures on murder hit list

Media in Pristina have published a "hit list" containing the names of 30 persons from Kosovo, Macedonia, Bujanovac and Presevo.

The People's Eye organization - which recently took responsibility for the attempted murder of lawyer and former high ranking communist official from Kosovo Azem Vllasi - reportedly plans to kill these persons.

Zoran Zaev ready to support Albanians' "genocide lawsuit against Serbia"

A spokesperson for the ethnic Albanian DUI party in Macedonia (FYROM) says Zoran Zaev's SDSM is ready to vote in favor of a genocide lawsuit against Serbia.

According to Bujar Osmani, the lawsuit would concern "genocide committed against Albanians between two wars."

Macedonia Albanians Seek to Join Opposition-Led Govt

The main ethnic Albanian party in Macedonia, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, has formally decided to participate in a future government led by the opposition leader Zoran Zaev, and has urged the country's President to revoke his veto on the Social Democrats leading a new administration.

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