The Republic of Macedonia is a Balkan country located in southeastern Europe. It declared indepence in 1991, and its capital and largest city is Skopje.
Macedonia is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. A landlocked country, it borders Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. The majority of its roughly 2 million residents are ethnic Macedonians, along with a significant Albanian minority. This page collates all of DW's content on Macedonia.
An area which ran along the Iron Curtain during the Cold War has become a spot rich for flora and fauna. To save it for the future, an initiative is planning to protect the "Green Belt" by creating a national park.
Despite COVID-19, EU leaders plan to soon vote on whether to open membership negotiations to Albania and North Macedonia, which have been both recommended and rejected numerous times. Teri Schultz went to Tirana to see if Albanians are holding their breath this time.
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When the government of what is now called North Macedonia agreed to change the country's name to that, after decades of arguing about it with Greece, the reward was expected to be an invitation to join the EU. Things haven't quite worked out that way as some bloc members are against its expansion. Another vote is coming up but this time North Macedonia is playing it cool. Teri Schultz reports.