Growing Fears Of Ethnic Violence In Macedonia


Here’s a look at the public unrest in Macedonia that could renew conflict between ethnic Albanian minority and the nation’s Macedonian majority.

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“The fighting has raised fears that the Balkans — still recovering from the bloody breakup of former Yugoslavia and simmering ethnic tensions — is entering another phase of bitter ethnic violence. Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia were all once part of Yugoslavia, which dissolved in 1992.”

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“Ethnic Albanians constitute the largest minority population in Macedonia, a country of just over two million people. According to the country’s last census in 2002, slightly more than 25% of the population was ethnic Albanian.”

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“In 2001, Macedonia was on the brink of civil war when armed rebels demanded greater rights for the Albanian minority, which makes up about a quarter of Macedonia’s 2.1 million population.”

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