Macedonian Party Leaders Start Meeting to Resolve Crisis

The leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia have started a meeting in a bid to start a dialogue aimed at defusing the political tensions, MIA news agency reported on Thursday.

US Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily and the head of the EU Delegation in Skopje Aivo Orav are attending the meeting as observers.

Two Injured in New Macedonia Opposition Protests

A photoreporter and a police officer have been injured in Wednesday's protests in Macedonian capital Skopje as demonstrators gathered for a second night to demand that the government stepped down.

Wednesday's gathering in front of the Macedonian Parliament was more peaceful that the previous one, which on Tuesday evening left dozens wounded.

Macedonian Opposition Hurls New Accusations at Government, Protesters Gather

The political tensions in Macedonia remain heightened as the opposition SDSM leader Zoran Zaev hurled fresh accusations against the government.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Zaev stated that he will expose facts proving that the state leadership and the interior ministry plotted in the cover-up of a 2011 police killing.

Macedonian prosecutor indicts opposition leader in wiretap

The Macedonian state prosecutor formally indicted the country's top opposition politician late on April 30 over his role in a surveillance scandal that challenged the nine-year rule of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. 

For months Zoran Zaev, the leader of the opposition Social Democrats has been publishing wire-taps he says he received from a whistleblower.