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Move echoes political reconciliation with a country many Bulgarians see as their little brother.
The defendants include a former interior minister and several lawmakers allegedly involved in a violent parliament brawl last April.
Despite Albania and Macedonia’s acknowledged progress, a lot still remains to be done.
The Greek and Macedonian premiers want a quick solution to the endless quarrel, but Greek nationalists are demanding a say.
As heating is turned up to beat the mid-winter cold, the Balkan peninsula is grappling with a well-known foe: suffocating levels of air pollution.
Macedonia and Greece are reopening UN-sponsored talks over their long-standing name dispute.
Protests are held in the streets in Skopje and Pristina as opposition leader says he will step down.
Poll is another blow to former ruling party VMRO-DPMNE, which says it won’t recognize the results.