Tag: Macedonian
Macedonia 23.06.21 | 16:51

Zaev apologizes to Greece for using “Macedonian” for the Macedonian football team

Zoran Zaev apologized today to Greece for referring to the Macedonian football team. This was standard practice for Zaev, who insisted that, with the Prespa Treaty, he secured the right to the adjective “Macedonian” in the area of sports, culture and so on. But after strong reaction from...

Macedonia 06.02.21 | 17:43

Aegean woman who fought in the Greek army spoke in Macedonian in Potsdam in 1949

Macedonian activist in Greece Stilianos Samartzis (Stilan Samardziev) publishes a little-known video from the delegation of the Democratic Army of Greece in Potsdam, Germany, recorded at a gathering of communists from several European countries. The video was recorded in 1949 and features DAG representatives...

Macedonia 23.01.21 | 19:28

Adjective “Macedonian” to be erased from the official minutes of the joint commission with Bulgaria, “of the Republic of North Macedonia” to be used instead

Instead of the adjective “Macedonian”, the constitutional name “Republic of North Macedonia”, will be used in the minutes of the Joint Macedonian-Bulgarian Commission. This is the compromise that, according to Sitel TV, was reached regarding the use of the adjective “Macedonian”...

Macedonia 05.12.20 | 13:52

Zaev: The adjective “Macedonian” is being negotiated, “history of Macedonia” to be used instead of “Macedonian history”

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev admitted in an interview with Radio 77 that the adjective Macedonian is being negotiated with Bulgaria and that the Bulgarian side insists that it should not be used as in the example, Macedonian history, but that the history of the Republic of Macedonia should be used instead. In...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 15:11

Professor Kulafkova announces the publication of her thesis on the Macedonian language

Leading linguist professor Katica Kulafkova announced the publication of her thesis during the presentation of the four volume edition on the Macedonian language, published by the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The work is meant to represent an answer to the Bulgarian Academy and politicians...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 18:18

In response to the Bulgarian pressure, MANU publishes a four volume edition on the Macedonian language

The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) promoted a four volume edition about the Macedonian language, which is seen as a response to the pressure from Bulgaria, which demands that the Macedonian language is declared a mere Western dialect of the Bulgarian. The volumes aim to give a full and...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 15:32

Mucunski: The reports that the Macedonian language was made an official EU language are fake news

Timco Mucunski, the VMRO-DPMNE International Affairs Secretary, welcomed the EU draft negotiating framework that was announced yesterday, but also warned the SDSM led Government against spreading fake news about it. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev yesterday declared that with the framework, the EU has recognized...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 14:32

Government leaks the EU document that refers to the Macedonian language

The Macedonian Information Agency leaked a portion of the EU draft negotiating framework, where the Macedonian language is named clearly and without any adjectives or explanations. “North” Macedonia will need to produce translations of the acquis into Macedonian in good time before accession,...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 10:50

NATO refers to Macedonians as “citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia”

Despite assurances from the SDSM party that the Prespa treaty they signed with Greece safeguards Macedonian national identity, examples of its intrusion come daily. One such example was shared online yesterday, and comes from the job vacancies portion of the NATO web site. It asks applicants to choose...

Macedonia 10.05.20 | 13:35

“Krste Misirkov” institute rejects attempts by the Bulgarian Academy to deny the existence of the Macedonian language

The “Krste Misirkov” institute of Macedonian language replied to the book promoted by the Bulgarian BANU Academy, that states that the Macedonian language is a mere dialect of the Bulgarian language. The two countries are locked in a growing dispute over cultural, national and historic issues,...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 12:40

As pressure from Bulgaria mounts, Spasovski speaks out in defense of the Macedonian language

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski sought to bolster the Government’s credentials in protecting the Macedonian national identity, issuing a statement on the day of the Macedonian language. The country is under pressure from Bulgaria to stop using the name Macedonian language in front of EU...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 18:24

MANU issues a proclamation meant to protect the Macedonian language

The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) issued a proclamation about the Macedonian language, which seeks to underline the scientific grounding of the uniqueness of the language as it is under pressure as part of the on-going negotiations with the Macedonian national identity. Bulgaria generally...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 16:35

Macedonian national killed in a collision in Poland

A thirty-five-year-old Macedonian died yesterday in a car crash around 16h near Piotrkow, Poland. The crash resulted in a collision of two trucks, with the Macedonian driver stuck in the truck’s cab. Emergency crews arrived immediately at the scene of the accident but failed to rescue him. According...

Balkans 19.03.19 | 14:44

China denies Greek company request over use of ‘Macedonian’

China denied on February 23 a request by a Greek company over the use of term ‘Macedonian’, elaborating that this requires an approval from the neighboring country, Maria Spyraki, spokesperson of Greek opposition party New Democracy, said at the briefing of political commentators on Monday. Without...

Macedonia 08.03.19 | 18:18

Dimitrov recites a definition of the Macedonian language during new border crossing ceremony

Macedonia and Greece will open a new border crossing near lake Prespa. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou signed the protocol to open the Markova Noga – Lemos crossing, which should help the citizens of this isolated region cross the border...

Macedonia 05.03.19 | 20:17

Government orders dozens of institutions to scratch “Macedonian” from their names, use “national” instead

Today the Government sent out orders to dozens of public institutions ordering them to change the signs they have posted and to begin using the name “Republic of North Macedonia” in the new signs. The institutions are also ordered to review their web sites and to scrub the name Republic of...

Macedonia 22.02.19 | 23:01

Macedonian Foreign Ministry wants to stop the use of the adjective “North Macedonian”

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry prepared a note for media outlets in which it lays out detailed instructions on what words to use to describe the country, its people and culture, especially the adjective “Macedonian”, and strictly banning the use of the adjective “Northmacedonian”....

Macedonia 21.02.19 | 13:47

Greece’s Foreign Ministry wants to restrict use of the adjective “Macedonian”

The Greek Foreign Ministry instructed its representatives and the public service in Greece about the rules it wants to be followed when referring to Macedonia, following the Prespa treaty. According to the list of rules, published by the Greek state news agency ANA MPA, Greek representatives are supposed...

Macedonia 08.02.19 | 22:21

Despite Zaev’s assurances, NATO likely to use the flag emoji instead of “Macedonian” for a while

After the humiliating display on Wednesday’s accession protocol signing ceremony, when NATO used the Macedonian flag emoji to refer to the Macedonian language, when all other languages were listed by name, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev assured the public that he has been in touch with NATO and that...

World 22.01.19 | 15:28

Macedonian stabs own wife in Austria parking lot

The eerie series of blood in the new year will not break, especially in Lower Austria: Monday afternoon was a 32-year-old already fifth murder victim in 2019. According to first reports, the bloody murder occurred in the parking lot of a large food store in the Frauentorgasse in Tulln. There a Macedonian...

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