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G. 2015-06-13 Macedonia protest: Albanians march in Skopje Skopje, Macedonia
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Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni...
Migrant crisis: Macedonia shuts Balkans route
Rebellion
2016 2016
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2016 2016
Peace Efforts
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2016 2016
Disasters
2015
Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly clash...
Macedonia police killed in clashes with 't...
Migrants spend night stuck on Macedonia bord...
Migrant flow through Macedonia resumes
Macedonia migrants break through at Gree...
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Macedonia police killed in clashes with 't...
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2015 2015
Peace Efforts
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Van carrying migrants crashes as driver trie...
2009
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2009 2009
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2009 2009
Politics
Rebellion
2009 2009
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2009 2009
Peace Efforts
15 dead as tour boat sinks
2008
War & Army
2008 2008
War & Army
Prime minister declares victory
Rebellion
2008 2008
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2008 2008
Peace Efforts
Disasters
2008 2008
Disasters
2007
War & Army
2007 2007
War & Army
Politics
2007 2007
Politics
Rebellion
2007 2007
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2007 2007
Peace Efforts
Raging fires add to heat wave woes
2004
War & Army
2004 2004
War & Army
President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
Rebellion
2004 2004
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2004 2004
Peace Efforts
President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
2002
War & Army
2002 2002
War & Army
Prime Minister concedes defeat
Rebellion
2002 2002
Rebellion
Peace Efforts
2002 2002
Peace Efforts
Disasters
2002 2002
Disasters
2001
2nd phase of arms collection
Parliament backs peace plan
Blasts ahead of NATO arms mission
NATO and rebels agree on arms
NATO approves Macedonia force
NATO general backs Macedonia plan
NATO begins Macedonia mission
NATO force decision delayed
Battle for Tetovo rages
Battle in Tetovo
Solana arrives for peace drive
Arrest warrants for rebel leaders
Envoys met leaders
Rebels begin withdrawal
Rebels to pull back
Fragile truce holding
Rebels under attack
Fierce clashes
Troops killed on border
Macedonia launches offensive
Parliament backs peace plan
Agreement on Macedonia police
Solana arrives for peace drive
Mobs attack embassies
Unity deal hits snag
Blasts ahead of NATO arms mission
Battle for Tetovo rages
Battle in Tetovo
Arrest warrants for rebel leaders
Rebels begin withdrawal
Rebels to pull back
Rebels under attack
Macedonians flee as rebels advance
Thousands flee offensive
Clashes reignite conflict
Macedonian forces shell villages
Troops killed on border
Macedonia launches offensive
2nd phase of arms collection
Parliament backs peace plan
NATO and rebels agree on arms
NATO approves Macedonia force
NATO general backs Macedonia plan
NATO begins Macedonia mission
Solana arrives for peace drive
Envoys met leaders
Fragile truce holding
Fierce clashes
Macedonians flee as rebels advance
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  Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni camp Map of Idomeni Greece  Greece has begun evacuating thousands of stranded migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia   Migrant crisis: Macedonia shuts Balkans route  Macedonia has said it will no longer let any migrants through its border with Greece, effectively blocking the Balkan route north   Migrants spend night stuck on Macedonia border   Scores of migrants are spending another night stuck on the Greece-Macedonia border after they were not allowed to continue their journey   Migrant flow through Macedonia resumes   Thousands of migrants have resumed their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia after Macedonia reopened its border with Greece   Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border


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2015 Aug.22    
  Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece
2015 Aug.21     Macedonia migrants: Border security measures defended  Macedonia has defended its handling of security at the country's border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields 2015 Jun.13   Macedonia protest: Albanians march in Skopje  About 2,000 people have marched in Macedonia's capital, Skopje, demanding equal rights for the Albanian minority 2015 Jun.7     Van carrying migrants crashes as driver tries to evade police   14 migrants were injured early Sunday when the van they traveled in went off the road after the driver tried to escape a police checkpoint 2015 May.10       Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly clashes Map of Kumanovo Macedonia  Macedonia says five Kosovans led the armed group which was involved in deadly clashes with security forces in the northern town of Kumanovo 2015 May.9     Macedonia police killed in clashes with 'terrorists' Map of Kumanovo Macedonia
  At least five police officers have died in clashes in Macedonia with an armed group from an unidentified neighbouring state, say officials


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2009 Sep.5     15 dead as tour boat sinks   At least 15 people are dead after a tourist boat sunk about 200 meters from the shore in the cold waters of Lake Ohrid

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2008 Jun.1     Prime minister declares victory
  Nikola Gruevski has declared victory in the parliamentary election after a vote that was marred by gunbattles that left one person dead

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2007 Jul.26   Raging fires add to heat wave woes  Southern Europe is sweltering under the major heat wave as firefighters battle blazes raging in Greece, Italy and Macedonia 2007 Apr.16   War crimes trial opens for ex-minister  Former Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski, police official on trial for killing Albanians during a 2001 police rampage in Ljuboten

year 2004 Top ^

2004 Feb.26     President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
  There were no survivors among Trajkovski, 6 of his aides and the 2 pilots


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2003 Mar.31   EU force begins Macedonia duty  Operation Concordia is being seen as a test-bed for future larger peacekeeping operations

year 2002 Top ^

2002 Sep.15       Prime Minister concedes defeat  The opposition had won a majority of the vote in the first general election since last year's peace deal 2002 Aug.31   Hostages released  The five were abducted from a bus in western Macedonia by ethnic Albanian gunmen 2002 May.11   Minority rights plan proposed  Country's leaders have welcomed the agreement on the final set of reforms in the peace process

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2001 Nov.20   Blast as probe begins  A blast has shaken Tetovo hours after U.N. tribunal announced investigations of government soldiers and Albanian rebels 2001 Nov.15   Peace accord sealed  Parliament adopted 15 constitutional amendments to give better rights to the ethnic Albanians 2001 Nov.11   Gunmen take hostages  Several gunmen took over buses carrying workers to a factory 2001 Oct.4   Return to rebel areas halted  Authorities have halted a plan to move police into areas held by ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Sep.26   Nato approves new Macedonia force  Ministers agreed an operational plan for a Operation Amber Fox with deployment of a smaller follow-up force 2001 Sep.25   Nato hails Macedonia operation  Nato's Robertson said the troops had to date exceeded target of collecting 3,300 weapons from the guerrillas 2001 Sep.7   10th anniversary of independence  On 10th anniversary of peaceful independence from Yugoslavia NATO has resumed collections arms from rebels   2nd phase of arms collection  In the first phase of Operation Essential Harvest, troops collected 1,200 weapons 2001 Sep.6     Parliament backs peace plan  91 to 19 vote approved reforms to upgrade the status of the ethnic Albanian minority 2001 Sep.5   Rights group accuses Macedonia  Human Rights Watch has accused the government of committing abuses against ethnic Albanian civilians 2001 Sep.2   Peace talks to resume  Parliament would resume talks on the deal 2001 Sep.1   Peace debate postponed  Parliament has postponed a debate on peace plan until ethnic Albanian guerrillas stopped to harass refugees 2001 Aug.31   Crowds delay Macedonia debate  Protesters forced a 6-hour delay of debate on approving peace deal 2001 Aug.30   NATO collects 1/3 of weapons  1,400 weapons surrendered 2001 Aug.29   NATO chief pressures Macedonians  George Robertson urged parliament to ratify the peace deal with Albanian rebels 2001 Aug.27   British soldier killed  Ian Collins killed by youths who throw the lump of concrete. Rebels begin arms surrender 2001 Aug.26   Blast as NATO sets weapons target  Bomb exploded outside a restaurant. NATO expects to collect 3,300 weapons from Albanians 2001 Aug.25   Blasts ahead of NATO arms mission  The explosions destroyed a vehicle checkpoint near Tetovo. Gunfire was from the nearby villages 2001 Aug.24   NATO and rebels agree on arms  3,000 weapons will be put to the Macedonia government. Interior Ministry estimated rebels had 85,000 weapons 2001 Aug.22   NATO approves Macedonia force  North Atlantic Council has approved Operation Essential Harvest for the deployment 3,500-strong force to collect weapons 2001 Aug.21   NATO general backs Macedonia plan  Conditions are right for the creation of a 3,500 member force to collect weapons 2001 Aug.19   Battle threatens truce  Intensive clashes near Tetovo threatened to disrupt NATO's mission to oversee rebel disarmament 2001 Aug.18       NATO begins Macedonia mission
  Vanguard of 400 troops arrived to collect arms from rebels 2001 Aug.17   NATO force decision delayed  As 40 British troops headed to Macedonia, NATO delayed a decision on deploying thousands more 2001 Aug.14   Rebels sign arms pact  Albanian rebels signed a commitment to lay down arms, pending an amnesty 2001 Aug.10   Soldiers killed in blast  8 killed in a landmine explosion near the capital Skopje 2001 Aug.9     Battle for Tetovo rages
  National Security Council authorised onslaught against rebels
2001 Aug.8     Battle in Tetovo  9 soldiers were killed in an ambush by ethnic Albanian rebels. Tanks and artillery were pounding rebel positions 2001 Aug.7   5 rebels killed in raid  Ethnic Albanian rebels killed in a police raid to seize illegal weapons in the capital Skopje 2001 Aug.5     Agreement on Macedonia police  1,000 Albanian policemen will be hired by July 2003 and deployed according to the population   Solana arrives for peace drive  EU foreign policy chief was accompanied by Ukrainian Foreign Minister 2001 Aug.4   Talks focus on police  Expected to debate the composition and control of the police in ethnic-Albanian communities 2001 Jul.30     Arrest warrants for rebel leaders  Courts have been asked to issue warrants for 11 ethnic Albanians as marathon peace talks go on   Divisions over Albanian language  Albanians want the language as an official, but Macedonians fear a division of the country 2001 Jul.27   Peace talks resume  Western and Macedonian officials are resuming talks 2001 Jul.26     Envoys met leaders  NATO Secretary-General G. Robertson and the EU's foreign affairs chief J. Solana believe peace talks are back on track   Rebels begin withdrawal  Ali Ahmeti, NLA leader, will order a retreat from territory captured during recent fighting 2001 Jul.25   Rebels to pull back  Ethnic Albanians have agreed to move back to former positions behind a cease-fire line   Ultimatum for rebels  Government gave demands rebels pull back to their former positions or negotiations to end 2001 Jul.24   Mobs attack embassies  Rioters rampaged through the streets, smashed windows and torching vehicles. They claimed NATO collaborating with rebels 2001 Jul.22   Ceasefire broken  Army had come under attack by ethnic Albanian rebels in villages above Tetovo 2001 Jul.20   EU officials killed  2 monitors, a Norwegian, a Slovakian, and interpreter have been killed after their vehicle hit a landmine 2001 Jul.19   2 blasts in capital  One woman was hurt. Ethnic Albanian politicans refused to attend meeting called by President Trajkovski 2001 Jul.18   Peace talks in turmoil  Ruling party, VMRO, has denounced a plan put forward by U.S. and EU envoys aimed at averting civil war 2001 Jul.15   Peace deal is close  Peace talks between government, ethnic Albanians and international diplomats made significant progress 2001 Jul.9   Peace talks resume  U.S. and EU envoys said the negotiations were making good headway 2001 Jul.6   Fragile truce holding  Chief of general staff and Ali Ahmeti, the rebel political leader signed a cease-fire documents with NATO 2001 Jul.5   Cease-fire announced  Government has announced a NATO-brokered cease-fire with ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Jul.3   Clashes as leaders meet  Helicopters have attacked a village held by ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Jul.1   Heavy shelling  After a weekend of calm gun fire has erupted around Tetovo. US envoy arrives in Macedonia 2001 Jun.29   NATO approves Macedonia force  NATO will send a 3,000-strong force to help disarm ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Jun.25   President flees rioters  Trajkovski was evacuated after 5,000 demonstrators stormed the parliament 2001 Jun.22   Rebels under attack  Ethnic Albanian rebels come under fire from government tanks and helicopters 2001 Jun.21   Peace talks resumed  EU's security chief Solana made a visit to Skopje 2001 Jun.20   Peace talks collapse  Macedonian president has said that ethnic Albanian demands to radical 2001 Jun.18   Tension simmers  Negotiators are entering a 4th day of talks 2001 Jun.15   Rebels extend cease-fire  Ethnic Albanian rebels were extending a unilateral ceasefire until June 27 2001 Jun.11   Army calls ceasefire  Government has called a temporary cease-fire. Rebels violated it by shooting at a police vehicle   Army resumes shelling  Macedonian forces defied threats by rebels to unleash a counterattack on the capital 2001 Jun.10   Rebels give Macedonia ultimatum  Ethnic Albanian rebels have given the government to stop firing or they will attack the airport, oil refineries, police stations   Macedonians flee as rebels advance  Rebels captured a town of Aracinovo near the capital 2001 Jun.6   Riots follow deaths  5 soldiers died in an attack on mountain outposts. Prime minister called for a state of war to be declared on rebels 2001 Jun.5     Fierce clashes  Rebels are attacking army positions near Gajre. Tank and machine gun fire could be heard 2001 Jun.4   Ceasefire aids evacuation  Ceasefire has allowed Red Cross workers to evacuate sick and elderly trapped by combat 2001 Jun.3   Macedonia to decentralise power  Unity government is considering decentralising power in an effort to defuse an insurgency 2001 Jun.2   Troops battle for village  Macedonian troops shelled Matejce village, as well as the nearby villages 2001 May.30   Amnesty offer to rebels  President Trajkovski has offered ethnic Albanian rebels a partial amnesty. It's falls short of the blanket amnesty 2001 May.25   Thousands flee offensive  2,000 people have fled to Serbia. Macedonian authorities get major gains 2001 May.24   Macedonia attacks rebel bases  7 civilians killed and 5 wounded 2001 May.21   Clashes reignite conflict  The heavy fighting between government and ethnic Albanians involved tanks, artillery and helicopters. 5 civilians were wounded 2001 May.19   Rebels reply to Macedonia claims  President Trajkovski said rebels had been prevented from causing chaos. After he left, machine-gun fire resounded   Macedonian forces shell villages  6 volleys of artillery shells were fired at the rebels' position   Villagers trapped  6,000 civilians in rebel-held villages were being held against their will and face a humanitarian catastrophe 2001 May.15   Macedonia gives rebels deadline  New unity government has been inaugurated. Albanian rebels were given 2 days to move out of the hills 2001 May.13   Vote confirms coalition  Parliament has voted 104-1 in favor of national unity coalition 2001 May.12   30 rebels killed  Government troops returned rebel gunfire with tankfire in several northern towns 2001 May.10   Albanian PM urges Macedonia deal  Macedonian government has set May 11 as deadline for an ethnic Albanian party to join an coalition government 2001 May.8   Unity deal hits snag  Albanian party, Party for Democratic Prosperity, needs more time to consider the creation of a unity government   Rebels under fire  Army resumed shelling ethnic Albanian rebels. Artillery and machine guns hit the northeastern village of Slupcane 2001 May.7   Unity deal is near  Major political parties are close to agreement on forming a national unity government to prevent all-out war 2001 May.6   Shelling resumes  Government forces are shelling villages, strongholds of ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 May.5   Macedonia may declare war on rebels  The issue could be put before Parliament within days 2001 May.4   Attack on rebels  Government troops have resumed shelling positions of ethnic-Albanian rebels 2001 May.3   2 soldiers killed  3 soldiers made up a border patro, 2 have been killed in clashes with ethnic Albanian rebels and one was captured 2001 Apr.30   Macedonia mourns soldiers  It's a day of mourning for 8 soldiers killed by ethnic Albanian rebels. President Trajkovski is heading to Washington 2001 Apr.29   Reinforcements sent to border  Troops control Vejce village and the hills around it 2001 Apr.28     Troops killed on border  8 soldiers have been killed in a shooting incident near border with Kosovo 2001 Apr.2   Talks over Macedonia conflict  President B. Trajkovski has launched talks with ethnic Albanian minority to quell insurgency along the border with Kosovo 2001 Mar.28   New attack on rebels  Helicopters, tanks and artillery used by security forces to launch an attack on ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Mar.26   Macedonian forces claim victory  Government forces have seized key villages in the hills surrounding Tetovo 2001 Mar.25   Macedonia takes rebel positions  Column of tanks and troops have captured high ground in a fierce battle above town of Tetovo 2001 Mar.24     Macedonia launches offensive
  Government has launched a 'final operation' to crush ethnic Albanian rebels
  Macedonia renews bombardment  Government used tank and heavy machine-gun fire near town of Tetovo despite international calls for restraint 2001 Mar.22   Macedonian forces resume shelling  Ethnic Albanian rebels have retreated from their positions 2001 Mar.20   Macedonia calls 24-hour ceasefire  Ceasefire is in force in border areas to give rebel stime to surrender or withdraw   Macedonia prepares for new assault  Troops are preparing for a final operation against ethnic Albanian paramilitaries in the hills 2001 Mar.18   Macedonia bombards hillsides  Heavy artillery, mortar attack and mobilized army reserves used to remove ethnic Albanian rebels 2001 Mar.17   Helicopter crash  1 person was killed and 2 injured when helicopter collided accidentally with a flag post. Gunfire was heard around Tetovo 2001 Mar.16   Refugees flee Macedonia clashes  Soldiers and ethnic Albanians have clashed for a third day. Soldiers attempted to force the rebels out of the mountains 2001 Mar.14   Violence at Macedonian border  One person has been killed and another 14 injured in clashes 2001 Mar.13   Truce holds despite clashes  Macedonian forces have fighted with ethnic Albanians to oust them from border villages