Latest posts by Filip Stojanovski
30 June 2016
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
25 June 2016
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
4 June 2016
3 June 2016
Macedonia's ruling party placed an order for more than 50 paintings, depicting key moments in its history, in the manner of the former Communist party.
30 May 2016
10 May 2016
"There hasn't been a major incident, but it's obvious that the regime considers even the use of force as a potential weapon."
27 April 2016
"Why do I protest, and what is the Colorful Revolution? This is a struggle against the authoritarian and corrupt regime, personified by ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski."
5 April 2016
In most Balkan countries, homophobia is used as a political tool by right-wing populists to "divide and conquer". This often goes together with impunity for homophobic hate crimes.
4 April 2016
A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.
10 March 2016
A unique sculpture appeared in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on March 9: a monument to the antidepressant Diazepam (also known as Valium).
4 March 2016
Macedonians tackle massive election fraud involving phantom voters and other "ghouls" through creative protest and combing the online Voters' Registry.
2 March 2016
29 February 2016
"Apparently it's perfectly legal to do election fraud, and whatever crimes you commit as long as the court approves it"
Five years after the case first began, Macedonia's judiciary has finally rejected an appeal by an activist convicted defaming a pro-government television show host.
Belgrade Mayor Siniša Mali has refused to comply with the request of Serbia's Ombudsman to fire the chief of the Communal Police, who interfered with the work of journalists.
In the former Yugoslavia and former USSR, "from kindergarten to university, generations of children and students grow up learning about corruption from their own experiences."
24 February 2016
20 February 2016
The law was adopted "... to achieve the goal of removing the century-old sign of subjugation and backwardness of of Muslim women..."
18 February 2016
"The mishap is at a very amateurish level from the perspective of professional principles of working with personal data on the open Web."
15 February 2016
"The scene was sad. We only have short time to make things better, to keep our youth here. To make everybody understand: We deserve better."