Der Spiegel: Albanians of Macedonia ask what was denied to them in 2001

Der Spiegel: Albanians of Macedonia ask what was denied to them in 2001


"Albanians demand what was denied in 2001," writes German prestige "Der Spiegel".

Nikola Gruevski, - recalls the biggest European weekly, - once benefited as a liberal and modernizer of his country. A graduate in economics, at the age of 28, was Minister of Finance, shortly before filling 36 with the head of the executive branch of a country aspiring to join NATO and the European Union.

At that time, Macedonia along with Croatia was seen as the Balkan countries closer to EU rapprochement. But Gruevski slowly entered a path of ultranationalism and populist rule.

"He has governed by criminal methods, ranging from election fraud to suspicions of the assassination of political opponents," the magazine continues.

So, Macedonia has returned - according to Der Spiegel - from a model state to an explosive state.

"Der Spiegel" also stops at the violent episode of April 27.

"For his political interests, Gruevski wants to victimize all of Macedonia," is the message of the writing.

"He wants to lead Macedonia to chaos, and then hoping to become as a stabilizing factor. But the only remaining option for this man is the prison," German media quoted the analyst Sasho Ordanovski.

In essence, Albanian parties demand more rights, especially the language, which are in fact guaranteed by the Ohrid Agreement, - it is further stated in the article, - but so far little has been done in this regard, which has pushed Albanians to feel like secondhand citizens./Oculus News

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