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Old 05-15-2015   #41
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Kosovo police raid homes of suspected Kumanovo gunmen http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_15268/cont...tguid=h8KeBLQt
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AP Interview: Clashes show Macedonian border is vulnerable | AP | http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:...5c936c7ad2f16b
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Old 05-16-2015   #43
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Former leader of commando's #Albania: Untrue can kill us in one hour, we have more brave men then #Macacedonia, #Serbia & #Rusia together

So Ali Ahmeti, leader of coalition party #Gruevski, confirms that one ethnic Albanian escaped from #Kumanovo. Current location #Kosovo.

Ramush Haradinaj is against formation of ethnic Serbian division in Kosovar Army.

BREAKING: Ivanov sending letter to countries of UN saying that "It is the fault of Kosovo and several ethnic Albanian politicians" (S:B-Web)

Without a clear path to Nato and EU the risks of Macedonia fracturing are overwhelming. Greek veto is irresponsible. http://www.economist.com/news/europe...or-distraction

Each day brings a new explanation... Serbian Daily claims #Kumanovo Shooting staged by Former Security Chief https://shar.es/1r5wME
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For first time in history Albania "united" all Albanian parties in Macedonia. Ali Ahmetin (BDI), Menduh Thain (PDSH) Zijadin Seln (RPDSH), Vesel Memedin(RDK) & Bilall Kasamin (Besa) meet in Pogradec, Albania. Happend one day before protests in meeting Min Foreign Affairs and Speaker was present. Details are unclear...but source say #Kumanovo main theme.

Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, organised the meeting. Details unclear

The Economist shared this picture, Albanian media: is this the best map of Greater-Albania? (S: Zeri) pic.twitter.com/X3nvqdPNqB
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Old 05-17-2015   #45
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Another "colored revolt in the wind"????


High hopes for a peaceful protest today in #Skopje #protestiram, for now life going on as usual in the cafes ...

Macedonia protesters say to occupy streets until leader quits http://reut.rs/1KXoHTp via @Reuters 17 May

People are getting ready in #Skopje for protests against #Gruevski

Something really big is going to happen, check out video of massive happy crowd gathering on edge of #Skopje https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGNvsdPTGa8

Police is making ready for protests saying reports on the ground. 1,5 hour to go! pic.twitter.com/M4Bec4AlTT

Protesters hand out folders in Macedonian and Albania. "Don't use violence against police, no stones or weapons" pic.twitter.com/yDFtszqoEb

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I believe the demonstration in Skopje today will be peaceful and impressive. Key is what happens afterwards. http://balkanist.net/op-ed-countdown-gruevski/

Today #Macedonia unites across political, ethnic, religious borders to protest for democracy, independent judiciary, free speech...(
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Russian plans for disrupting the EU and the US in the Balkans are progressing nicely.

Support for Serbia's EU membership fell from 56.4 to 41.1 percent - survey http://inserbia.info/today/2015/05/s...-1-pct-survey/ via @InSerbiaNetwork 17 May
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To all those saying Albanians are fighting for greater Albania. Here you go: pic.twitter.com/jlRVvgD2FO

The more #Gruesvki try to divide #Macedonia the more people gather to ask for his resignation ! https://twitter.com/olimp7/status/599905474927063040

Not even 2pm and thousands filling Skopje streets. Amazing atmo. Albanians, Macedonians together. Even Turkish and Roma flags
Crowd dancing and a playful waterfight has broken out in the midday heat

#Skopje (via @BabaMiRada) pic.twitter.com/YizztBpshO

For every riot cop in front of govt there are approx 5 red shirt volunteer protest marshals between them and crowd
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Default After the bugging and the bullets come a peaceful protest

A comprehensive report on the peaceful demo in Skopje now:
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Huge crowds (est. 40k) joined a major anti-government rally in Skopje, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski amid a political crisis sparked by a mass surveillance scandal.
Not spotted this before. Does this mean the government will falter, if not fall:
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wo days after calling the police action in Kumanovo a success, Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska, the chief of the secret police, Saso Mijalkov, as well as the Transportation Minister, Mile Janakieski - all heavily implicated in the illegal surveillance scandal - resigned.
Link:http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/arti...rnment-protest
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Protesters rally in Moldova to back reunification with Romania, say no to Russian pressurehttp://www.neurope.eu/ap_feed/protes...sian-pressure/

Not a single incident at the protests in #Skopje! That is already good step forward for Balkan, hopefully an inspiration for upcoming ones.
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EU sources: EU is putting indirect pressure on #Gruevski to resign. Upcoming visit of Gruevski in Brussels this week.
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A short background article, which reminds us macedonia has to date avoided the communal bloodshed so vividly seen in the region:https://securitydilemmas.wordpress.c...arious-moment/
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Prepping for another "hybrid" intervention? Russia accuses west of stirring revolution in Macedonia: http://on.ft.com/1HnSqEw #FTcticaltech.org/digitalinvestigation …

As I've been telling you, Balkan instability, even war, very much serves Kremlin interests, folks. Get ready. http://www.bloombergview.com/article...ia-battlefield

Gosh, if only somebody had warned everybody about this....Russia Gets Paranoid About Macedonia http://www.the-american-interest.com...out-macedonia/

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BREAKING: ALBANIA INFORMS GREECE THAT IT HAS TERRITORIAL CLAIMS ON THEIR BORDER LINEhttp://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-internat...ea-greciei.htm

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.@AFP: Without providing evidence, Macedonia's PM accused the opposition of being backed by foreign intelligence http://news.yahoo.com/30-000-support...185340225.html
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BREAKING: Albania will veto Macedonia's request to join NATO. PM Rama just said that in meeting against terrorism.

Albania going to Veto accesion of Macedonia to Nato, PM Rama: "no part of #NATO without full implementation of Ohrid agreement.
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Albanian media says that big police force is heading to "Kodra e diellit" in Tetovo. Unconfirmed.

BREAKING: public prosecuter Albania asked for 2 Albanian MP's of PM Edi Rama up to 1 year prison. Case for hitting opposition MP Strazimiri.
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John Schindler @20committee
Latest Kremlin Active Measure: Terrorist raid in Macedonia was "really" false flag US/UK SOF from KFOR. All the rage in Skopje right now.

The essence of provokatsiya is creating problems in order to solve them. True in 1890, true in 2015
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#Turkey ready to arm Armed Forces of #Kosovo, that soon will be formed. http://www.balkanweb.com/site/mediat...atose-kosoven/
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The Kremlin thinks that the massive protests rocking a Balkan nation are an outside job to hurt Russia http://read.bi/1Px5DlC

Developments in Macedonia directed from outside Russian FM Lavrov http://tass.ru/en/world/795744
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Last night, police and intelligence forces in Macedonia raided multiple locations in the small Balkan country, seeking to root out the Islamic State infrastructure that has established a foothold in recent years.
More, even if short:http://20committee.com/2015/08/06/is...-in-macedonia/
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