Republic of Macedonia: How to restore democracy?

Republic of Macedonia: How to restore democracy?

[Comments and recommendations] The political crisis in the Republic of Macedonia is deepening, in spite of the negotiations efforts, facilitated by the international community. The ruling figures in the country have already displayed their unwillingness to substantial and honest participation to this difficult process and to take responsibility for the massive abuse of power and criminal conduct. The negotiations and agreements brokered by the international representatives are bluntly confronted by […]

Refugees Beaten on the World Day Against Torture

Refugees Beaten on the World Day Against Torture

About a thousand Syrian refugees beaten, frightened and hungry, are waiting to cross the Macedonian border. They are currently located in the zone between the Greek border crossing “Evzoni” and the Macedonian, “Bogorodica”. 

Critical days for the Republic of Macedonia

Critical days for the Republic of Macedonia

General observations on the Recommendations of the Senior Experts’ Group recruited by the European Commission Recommendations are, for the first time, clear and unambiguous, having in mind the usual vocabulary and style of the Euro-diplomats. They path the way forward, towards solutions of the longstanding political crisis in the country, and describe measures to be taken in order to reform institutions and restore democracy in the country. However, the behavior […]

Public discussion: Macedonia needs true democratic reforms

Public discussion: Macedonia needs true democratic reforms

CIVIL – Center for Freedom is organizing a public discussion as part of the Voting Rights Project on June 23, 2015 (Tuesday), at GEM Club, starting at 12 pm. The panelists will be the professors Stevo Pendarovski and Jove Kekenovski.

Republic of Macedonia: How to restore democracy?

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[Comments and recommendations]

The political crisis in the Republic of Macedonia is deepening, in spite of the negotiations efforts, facilitated by the international community. The ruling figures in the country have already displayed their unwillingness to substantial and honest participation to this difficult process and to take responsibility for the massive abuse of power and criminal conduct. The negotiations and agreements brokered by the international representatives are bluntly confronted by a set of bogus actions by the government, increased populism and an intensified media offensive of the Prime Minister Gruevski and his associates.

Following the development of the political situation in the country, a team of CIVIL – Center for Freedom was working on summing up the opinions, recommendations, analysis and demands of the various political entities, civil society organizations and of the experts that have been consulted by the team in the past several weeks. Their contributions are publicized on the website of CIVIL, also published or quoted by the few remaining independent media in the country. Previously, CIVIL’s team prepared and publicized several recommendations on June 9, based on the analysis prepared within the organization.

Refugees Beaten on the World Day Against Torture

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About a thousand Syrian refugees beaten, frightened and hungry, are waiting to cross the Macedonian border. They are currently located in the zone between the Greek border crossing “Evzoni” and the Macedonian, “Bogorodica”. 

Critical days for the Republic of Macedonia

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General observations on the Recommendations of the Senior Experts’ Group recruited by the European Commission

Recommendations are, for the first time, clear and unambiguous, having in mind the usual vocabulary and style of the Euro-diplomats. They path the way forward, towards solutions of the longstanding political crisis in the country, and describe measures to be taken in order to reform institutions and restore democracy in the country.

However, the behavior of the Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski so far, speaks of something completely different. He has never fulfilled one single political promise he made, not a single political agreement he signed was respected by him or his associates. He and his ministers treated and even called previous agreements negotiated under auspices of the internationals – a toilet paper.

Public discussion: Macedonia needs true democratic reforms

На Македонија и се потребни демократски реформи

CIVIL – Center for Freedom is organizing a public discussion as part of the Voting Rights Project on June 23, 2015 (Tuesday), at GEM Club, starting at 12 pm.

The panelists will be the professors Stevo Pendarovski and Jove Kekenovski.

Thirst for freedom at the Dry River Bridge

Syrian refugees already know that authorities in Macedonia are ruthless. Here, at the Dry River Bridge, Gevgelija, the Macedonian part of the hell begins.

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Trading democracy for stability brought disorder to Macedonia

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“Very disappointed about lack of responsibility + leadership by some” – tweeted the EU enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn after the failure of the Brussels talks between the government and opposition representatives to overcome the political crisis in the Republic of Macedonia. To state this is, to say the least, irresponsible. Who did Commissioner mean by “some”? It is highly problematic to state such a thing, without pointing out who was lacking “responsibility + leadership”.