Tag: history
Macedonia 09.11.21 | 21:50

Foreign Ministry official asked Macedonian historians to accept Bulgarian positions on historic figures

Historian Vanco Gjorgjiev, who resigned from the joint commission with Bulgaria, said that a Foreign Ministry official asked the Macedonian delegates in the commission to accept Bulgarian positions on historic figures such as Tsar Samoil. Bulgaria wants Macedonia to accept and teach the Bulgarian historic...

Macedonia 21.10.21 | 10:14

As the latest EU deadline draws near, new meeting of the Macedonian – Bulgarian historic committee

The joint committee of historians between Macedonia and Bulgaria is set to hold its first online meeting after the local elections in Macedonia. Bulgaria is still in pre-election mode – the citizens there will vote in the presidential and general elections on November 14th – but the committee...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 14:44

Zaev’s clumsy attempt to rewrite history

The latest announcement from Zoran Zaev that he will have the Government rewrite history books to remove any mention of the Fascist character of the Bulgarian state during the Second World War and its occupation of Macedonia, will completely undermine efforts of the joint committee on historians. This...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 12:00

MEP Kyuchyuk proposes a history competition between Macedonian and Bulgarian students

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk met with teachers and university professors from Veliko Trnovo and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University there, and while calling for the admission of Macedonia to the European Union, announced a competition in history...

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 14:35

As the day of sentencing draws near, both sides in the April 27th trial are aware they will enter the history books – but in very different light

During the closing arguments of the second April 27th trial, both the prosecution and the defense resorted to evoking historic figures and portrayed the process in its broader place in Macedonian history. The case pits the Zaev regime against several former VMRO-DPMNE officials, who are accused of allegedly...

Macedonia 23.04.21 | 17:34

Macedonian and Bulgarian historians fail to overcome differences in history textbooks

The discussion at the 13th meeting of the Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues between Macedonia and Bulgaria, which took place yesterday and today online, was mostly focused on the approach and the form of textbook recommendations, leaving large differences in the approach and views...

Macedonia 03.03.21 | 16:54

One more step left: Abolition of history class reaches Parliament

The government approved, the Parliament will vote, and elementary school students will definitely study according to the reformed programs. The Ministry of Education and Science will start implementing the Concept for Reformed Elementary Education next year. The professional public and many institutions...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 21:27

Historian Nikola Minov blasts proposed move to rewrite Macedonian history

Historian Nikola Minov remarks at the debate held in the Parliament today, over the controversial changes to the elementary school curriculum, drew much attention. Minov strongly condemned the proposal which would remove history as a stand-alone class in elementary education and would open the door to...

Macedonia 17.01.21 | 12:46

Karakacanov: Macedonia is the most romantic and tragic part of Bulgarian history

Macedonia is the most romantic and most tragic part of Bulgarian history, said Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov, evoking a similar comment from former President Petar Stojanov. Karakacanov insisted that this is the reason why Bulgaria can’t allow Macedonia to advance toward the EU...

Macedonia 05.01.21 | 22:41

Without waiting for the outcome of the promised consultations, Education Ministry presents a plan in which history is abolished as a class

Despite announcing a wide public debate on its controversial plan to cull elementary school classes, the Education Ministry presented a blueprint that plows ahead with the plan. Under it, elementary school classes are reduced to native language, math, natural sciences, civics and English. Natural sciences...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 17:29

The Faculty of Philosophy is against merging history class with other classes

The Teaching-Scientific Council of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje believes that the draft version of the Concept for Elementary Education, presented by the Ministry of Education and Science contains methodological and didactic inconsistencies and solutions that do not correspond to the educational...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 13:30

Zaev claims teachers, universities professors, MANU academics will be consulted over reforms in elementary education

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday that teachers, university professors, as well as academics, will be consulted during the preparation of the reforms in elementary education.  The goal, said the Prime Minister, is for the reform to maximize the content that will help the students. I think that...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 11:14

It was not Finland after all, but another fake news about Zaev’s reforms, the Government to immediately withdraw from abolition of history

It was not Finland after all, but another fake news about Zaev’s alleged reforms. The government is a source of fake news, because Finland directly denied that the Ministry of Education in Macedonia is making educational reforms like in Finland, the largest opposition party VMRO DPMNE reacted in...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 09:02

Mickoski: The government is caught in a lie, history is a mandatory class in Finland

The government is caught in a lie, says VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, sharing the reaction of the Macedonian-Finnish association to the education reforms proposed by Minister Mila Carovska, to which she refers to the Finnish model of education. In Finland history is a mandatory class for all...

Macedonia 23.12.20 | 13:21

History, geography and civics teachers to hold the new broad class together

A common conclusion from the Government session, after the presentation of the Draft Concept for Elementary Education in Macedonia, is to conduct an extensive public debate with the active participation of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Bureau for Development of Education, and through...

Macedonia 22.12.20 | 22:34

Government announces a debate on its education reform, but remains determined to cancel history as an independent class

The Zaev Government issued a statement calling on the public not to consider the coming educational reform – “the abolition of history”. The Government, pressed by Greece and Bulgaria to rewrite Macedonian history, announced a plan that would roll several elementary school classes into...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 22:06

Broad debate needed for changes in education, not a copied solution, Pendarovski believes

Education needs to be transformed, in line with new times and new technologies, but change is taking place slowly all over the world. Broad debate is needed for changes in education, and not a copied solution, said President Stevo Pendarovski on TV Kanal 5. Regarding the announcement for changes in education,...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 20:17

Prof. Sarakinski: History class also to include philosophy, ethics and anthropology

Professor Vojislav Sarakinski from the Faculty of Philosophy asks whose idea it was to change the curricula for elementary education, so that students will no longer study history class, which will be abolished, and the “societal studies” class will be introduced instead. He points out that...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 16:53

It is not healthy to do such experiments with our future, the children

I do not know how something more could be achieved with the reduction of classes. There is a history class in the Finnish model, historian Mire Mladenovski told TV24. In Slovenia they show high results in these tests. History in Slovenia is a stand-alone class, it is studied just like in our country....

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 12:22

Proposal to remove history from the curriculum is part of Zaev’s new Bulgaria policy

The announcement from the Education Ministry that they will abolish history as a stand-alone class in elementary schools came suspiciously quick after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev agreed to accept much of the Bulgarian terms laid before Macedonia. The decision is being explained as a move to streamline...

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