Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Macedonia, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56762c.html [accessed 12 December 2013]
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Parliament amended the criminal code in May to abolish prison penalties for defamation. Prison terms had ranged up to three years. Macedonia is a candidate for membership in the European Union, which has urged the revision of laws restricting press freedom. Defamation is still subject to monetary penalties.