Background: International recognition of Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 was delayed by Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols. Greece finally lifted its trade blockade in 1995 and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, although differences over Macedonia's name remain. The undetermined status of neighboring Kosovo, implementation of the Framework Agreement - which ended the 2001 ethnic Albanian armed insurgency - and a weak economy continue to be challenges for Macedonia.
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- October 2nd 2012 F.Y.R.O.M.
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- September 17th 2012 Macedonia .. "A vida é a soma de todas as suas escolhas" II
by Words: 484 Photos: 8
- August 31st 2012 The Pearl of the Baltics
by Words: 584 Photos: 38
- July 4th 2012 Macadonie - Albanie June 2012
by Words: 4166 Photos: 179
- August 6th 2011 Ohrid - Day 3
by Words: 317 Photos: 7
- July 26th 2011 Day 83 to 85 Macedonia and Lake Ohrid
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- June 27th 2011 Ohrid Lake and Back (for now)
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- April 18th 2011 The sun always shines in Macedonia... except when it is snowing
by Words: 1947 Photos: 12
- September 12th 2010 Orhid - Pearl of Macedonia
by Words: 508 Photos: 35
- July 27th 2010 balkan_road_7
by Words: 741 Photos: 13
- May 28th 2010 Water Snakes and Ancient Lakes
by Words: 1562 Photos: 33
- May 24th 2010 Tão perto, tão longe
by Words: 1417 Photos: 62
- August 20th 2009 Post IFMSA GA travelling
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- May 14th 2009 Get ready Ohrid, I'm coming for you!
by Words: 1638 Photos: 16
- May 11th 2009 Destination..... Ohrid, Macedonia!
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- May 10th 2009 On the Road to Macedonia!
by Words: 978 Photos: 2
- March 25th 2009 A short jaunt in FYROM
by Words: 1029 Photos: 27
- October 19th 2008 ENJOYING THE LAID BACK LIFE IN LAKE OHRID
by Words: 645 Photos: 38
- October 8th 2008 Macedonia (FYROM) - Part 1 - Gevgelija, Smokvica, Przhdevo, Negotino, Prilep
by Words: 4624 Photos: 13
- September 18th 2008 Auf Entzug!!!
by Words: 336 Photos: 2