Ethnic Albanian organizations announce demonstration; in the background a smaller item from the 'Skopje 2014' project.

Fear & Loathing in Macedonia

Today, there´s no war in Macedonia, and there hasn´t been for more than eleven years. So why do the people who fled their homes a few kilometers from the capital during the armed conflict between ethnic Albanian insurgents and government forces in 2001 still live in ‘temporary housing’? The refugees themselves and the people who today live in Aracinovo [...]

A Macedonian army reservists tank crew at the battle for the village of Aracinovo. Photo by Military Journal/Wikimedia Commons.

Macedonia’s Cooling-Off Period

The country tries again to devise a single history curriculum for its different ethnicities, but one subject remains too hot to handle.