Macedonia with Highest Share of Female MPs in Balkans

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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Parliament has the highest share of female MPs among all Balkan countries.

The World Bank reveals that 34.1% of the country's MPs are women, while Serbia comes second in the region, with 33.2%.

In Bulgaria, 24.6% of Parliament is made up of women, in Croatia 23.8%, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina 21.4%. The lowest percentage is in Romania, 13.3%.

Kosovo's Deputy PM Edita Tahiri, noted that despite the progress made, more needs to be done to create an equal society.

"Our efforts have delivered results, but we have a long road in front of us in order to build the kind of democracy that grants equal access in decision-making to both genders", she said, quoted by BalkanInsight.

Most Balkan countries have enacted legislation based on EU principles of gender equality, however not all are implementing them.

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#3 - 15 Mar 2014 // 05:04:14

Dimitri,Bulgarians and Macedonians are two distinct people,period!
You don't negate what has been agreed,and that is why I asked to refer to Macedonia by its constitutional name.
The Macedonian people do not hate the Bulgarian people,the politics separate us.
We don't even hate the Greek people,but Samaras for his own political advancement came up with the fabricated notion of the name problem for Greece during the struggle for the leadership of the New Democracy as Mitsotakis was retiring from politics.
We should stick to the facts!

St Dimityr Basarbovski - 14 Mar 2014 // 18:15:37

Novinite, please stop writing 'Macedonia'. You either spell it FYROM or Macedonia. It is of no relevance that Bg was the first to recognize FYROM's independence, this was a friendly gesture that FYROMians returned with hatred and territorial claims, oppression of Bulgarian minority in FYROM and so on, and so forth

Peter7260 - 13 Mar 2014 // 15:55:46

It is very funny,a country that was the very first country to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name,it refers to it by a name that is not fitting for our Bulgarian friends to use.

I read Novinite on daily bases,but,if this issue is not corrected I might as well stop insulting my self as well as the 2 more million Macedonians by referring to us as (FYROM).

My question is;how can one trust what you are publishing to be true when your paper is disregarding international agreements?

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