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Ivanov also appealed for and end to violent street protests (Photo: Saeima)

Macedonia president considers U-turn amid EU pressure

The Macedonian president has indicated that he is willing to do a U-turn on a controversial pardon amid intensifying EU pressure.

“Consultations are under way with legal experts in order to find a possible legal solution,” Gjorgi Ivanov said in a written statement on Thursday (21 April). He said he had received “personal requests” from some of the very people that he had pardoned “for withdrawal of the decision.”

The situation arose when Ivanov, on 12 April,

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Ivanov also appealed for and end to violent street protests (Photo: Saeima)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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