North Macedonia Fugitive PM’s Pious Project Ends in Bankruptcy

Harbinger of city's divisive makeover

The erection of the controversial church foreshadowed the bigger and much more divisive government project to revamp the entire capital in classical style, known as "Skopje 2014", which was first revealed in CGI in a government video in 2010.

Week in Review: Old Problems, Hybrid Solutions?

Surprise, Surprise

Picture showing a TV screen inside Government Headquarters building, as seen trough a window, showing Ludovic Orban, Romania's premier and the leader of PNL (National Liberal Party), announcing live his resignation after parliamentary elections in Bucharest, Romania, 07 December 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

Macedonian Journalist: Skopje Doesn’t Give Credit to Vlado Buchkovski

Although Skopje appointed former Prime Minister Vlado Buchkovski as special representative in Sofia, Macedonian politicians themselves do not trust him, and this is evident from the fact that he has an assistant, the state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

North Macedonia’s Digital Paradox – More Information, Less Memory

A similar problem, to a lesser extent, appears when searching for news reports from May 5, 2015.

That was when the then opposition Social Democrats in North Macedonia published wiretapped recordings suggesting that police and top officials might have been involved in a police cover-up of the brutal murder of a young man, Martin Neskovski.