Emil Krsteski 8.2023


Д-р ЕМИЛ КРСТЕСКИ дипломира на Интердисциплинарни студии по новинарство (политичка насока) на Правниот факултет на Универзитетот „Св. Кирил и Методиј“ во Скопје. На истиот Универзитет станува магистер на меѓународна политика и се здобива со научната титула – доктор на политички науки.

From July 2019 until today he is the director of the State Archives.

From 2017 until July 2019, he cooperated as a consultant with several governmental and nongovernmental organizations in projects from the area of the electoral system in RNM, human rights and freedom of media.

In the period from 2014 - 2016 he was the editor-in-chief of the portal.

From January 2011 until February 2014 he lived in New York, where he worked on his dissertation and scientific research projects.

From January 1998 to January 2009 he was a State Adviser and Independent Adviser for International Relations in the Cabinet of the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia.

He is one of the co-founders and editor of the weekly Puls (1990 - 1997), while before that he worked as a foreign politics journalist in the Nova Makedonija, in MTV - Skopje and the Macedonian Redaction of the TANJUG news agency.

Until today, he participated in academic residencies at: the Harvard University, Boston (1999), the NATO Assembly in Brussels (1996), the Academy of International Law in The Hague (1993) and twice in the United States at the invitation of the State Department (1992 and 2000), where he participated in debates on topics related to US foreign and security policy and the US electoral system.

He participated in several seminars and conferences in the field of international law and international politics: OSCE Conference in Moscow (1991), UN Conference on Migration in Vienna (1992), Inter-Balkan Seminar in Veliko Tarnovo (1993), seminar at the Institute for International Affairs relations in Luxembourg (1999), at the George Marshall European Center for Strategic and Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2000, 2001 and 2007), as well as seminars on security and development of relations between the countries of South-Eastern Europe, held in Athens ( 2000, 2002 and 2007) and in Ankara (2007). Participates in conferences on "Building the Future of Macedonia", held in Berlin in 2009 and 2013, organized by the German Association for Southeast Europe.

From 2000 to 2004 he lived in Strasbourg, France and attended the sessions of the European Parliament.

He has published articles on our foreign policy and international relations in domestic and foreign newspapers and magazines. He is the author of six books in the field of foreign policy and international relations: "Ten Years Later" (2001), "New Connection of Europe" (2008), "European Union and the Mediterranean" (2009), "Macedonian Masada" (2010) , "America Up Close" (2013) and "US Politics, the Mediterranean and the Arab Spring" ("Three", 2015). Co-author and editor of the book: "Financing of political campaigns" (2010).

He has also published a collection of short stories: "Three days in Paris" ("Ili-Ili", 2017).

He speaks English and French.

He has a son Damjan and a daughter Dena.


Mr. Emil KRSTESKI, PhD / Political Science

  • Finished studies of Journalism (political group) at the Faculty of Law in Skopje, St.Cyril and Methodius University, got his Master degree in International Politics and Ph.D. in Political Science at the same University.
  • From july 2019 till nowadays he is a director of the State Archives;
  • 2017 – july 2019 he corporated on Project`s with NGO;
  • Finished studies of Journalism (political group) at the Faculty of Law in Skopje, St.Cyril and Methodius University, got his Master degree in International Politics and Ph.D. in Political Science at the same University.
  • 2014 - 2016 - Editor-in-chief - Portal -;
  • 2011 - 2014 - Lived and worked in New York, USA;
  • 2009 - 2010 - Coordinator of the Project „Electoral Code and the Financing of the Campaigns“, organized by Transparency International, Berlin;
  • 1997 - 2009 - State Counselor and Foreign Policy Adviser in the Cabinet of the President of the Assembly, Republic of Macedonia;
  • In the period 2000–2004 he lived in Strasbourg, France and covered the sessions of the European Parliament;
  • 1990-1997 - Foreign Policy editor - weekly political magazine PULS;
  • 1980-1990 - journalist in MTV, "Tanjug" and "Nova Makedonija".
Published the books:
  • "Ten years after" (2001) - Foreign Policy comments and essays;
  • The New Interconnection of Europe (2008);
  • EU and the Mediterranean (2009);
  • Macedonian Masada, Macedonian-Greek relations (1991-2010);
  • America Up-close (2013);
  • US Policy, the Mediterranean and the Arab Spring (Tri, 2015);
  • "Financing the Political Campaigns" (2010) - co-author and editor,
  • "Three days in Paris" ("Ili-Ili", 2017) - fiction stories.
Study visits:
  • Harvard University, JKSG, Boston;
  • Academy of International Law, Hague;
  • NATO Assembly, Brussels.

In 1992 he obtained a Diploma as the Arkansas State "Ambassador of Good Will" in the world.

  • English,
  • French.
More important professional activities:
  • 1992 - Participation at the UN Seminar in Vienna on Development and Migration Problems in Europe and in the World.
  • Participation at „The US Presidential Elections 1992“ - program of the USIA, acting as a deputy supervisor in Miami, Florida.
  • 1993 - Attending the lectures on Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law.
  • 1993 - Attending the British Council Fellowship in London -FCO, Faculty of Law and Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  • 1996 - Study stay at NAA in Brussels, working as a research assistant.
  • 1999 - Participation on the NATO Seminar organized by the US Department of State in Brussels, Mons, Munchengladbag, Vienna, Rome and Naples.
  • 1999 - Attending an Executive Program in International Leadership and Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston.
  • 2000 - Participation at the International Visitor Program of the US Department of State: "Dynamics of US Foreign Policy - Security Issues".
  • 2000 - Attending the lectures on Migrations Process and Political Reflections in Europe, organized by the International Institute of Luxembourg.
  • 2000, 2002 and 2007 - Participation in the Athens Forums about security and prosperity in South Eastern Europe.
  • 2000, 2001 and 2007 - Attending the Conferences organized by George C. Marshall European Canter for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
  • 2007 - Participation in the International Conference "Counter Ideological Support for Terrorism", Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2009 and 2013 - Participation on the Conferences: ,, Shaping the future of Macedonia “, organized by the South-east Europe Association, Berlin.


Dr. Muzafer Bislimi

PROF. Dr. MUZAFER BISLIMI was born on April 16, 1972 in Aracinovo-Skopje, where he completed primary education. After graduating from the high school "Zef Ljus Marku" in Skopje in 1990, he enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, Department of History where he graduated with high success in 1995.

After graduating the same year, he enrolled in postgraduate studies at the same faculty, in the Ottoman period.

Since 1996 he has been working in INI, in the Ottoman department. In 1999 he successfully completed his postgraduate studies and defended his master's thesis: "Skender Bey's battles with the Ottomans, with special reference to Macedonia".

He received his doctorate in 2005 with his doctoral thesis submitted to INI under the title: "Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution in 1908".

Works in INI in the Department for the Ottoman-Turkish period, with the title of scientific advisor. He is also engaged in the department for postgraduate and doctoral studies at INI, as a full professor of the subjects: History of the Ottoman Empire, History of Ottoman Diplomacy, History of the Balkan States - New Century.

From 2005-2009 he held the position of mayor of the municipality of Aracinovo, where he was elected in the local elections in 2005.

Since July 2011 he has been appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

Since November 2016, he has been acting Deputy Director of the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia.

Languages used: Albanian, Macedonian, English, French, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, and used by Turkish, Russian, German, etc.


Monographs: / Monographs:
  • Skanderbeg's struggles with the Ottomans with special reference to Macedonia, INI, Skopje, 2001, 230.
  • Betejat e Skёnderbeut nё Maqedoni, IHN, Shkup, 2003, 181.
  • Republique de Macedoine, Au Coeur des Balkan, Agence a l’information de Republique de Macedoine, (Le part historique, Dr Muzafer Bislimi: “Macedoine dans les siecles”), Skopje, 2006.
  • Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, IHN, Skopje, 2008, 248.
  • The Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, INI, Skopje, 2008, 250.
  • Monastery of St. Naum 1912-1924…, Documents, INI, Skopje, 2015.
  • Saint Naum 1912-1924…, Documents, INI, Skopje, 2015.
  • Zajaz (1842/43), Nufus Defteri, DARM, Skopje-, 2017.
  • Zajaz (1842/43), Population Register, ASHRM, Skopje, 2017.
  • Serbian Military Secret Reports to the Kosovo Committee, 1924-1941, ASHRM, Skopje, 2017.
  • Confidential documents of the Serbian Secret Service for the Kosovo Committee 1924-1941, DARM, Skopje, 2017.
Scientific works: / Articles and articles:
  • Skanderbeg's relations with Venice, during the uprising against the Ottoman rule (1443-1468), GINI, 44/2, Skopje, 2000, 109-117.
  • Reports of the Austro-Hungarian consuls from Macedonia for the Albanian clubs in Macedonia, GINI, 46/1, Skopje, 2002, 129-139.
  • Peoples of the Balkans on Skender Bey and his uprising, Hi-story magazine, issue 1, Skopje, june, 2003.
  • The project for construction of the Balkan Railway by Ismail Qemal-bey Vlora, GINI / 1-2, Skopje, 2004, 259-269
  • Balkan peoples about Scanderbeg and His uprising against Ottoman Empire, Acta Studia Albanica, Tirana, 1/2005, 93-100.
  • Skanderbeg Uprising in the Province of Dibra, Skanderbeg and Dibra, Skopje, 2005, 153-183.
  • Svetigrad, localization, chronology and occupation by the Ottomans, Gjergj Kastrioti Skёnderbeu (1405-1468), 600th anniversary of his birth, IHN, Skopje, 2006, 41-49.
  • Svetigrad, localization, chronology and conquest by the Ottomans, Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg (1405-1468), 600 years since his birth, INI, Skopje, 2006, 45-55.
  • Problems of localization of Svetigrad, Symposium, 600th anniversary of the birth of Skenderbeu, Tirana, December, 2005.
  • The Albanians and the Young Turk Revolution, Symposium ”100 Years of the Young Turk Revolution, MANU, Skopje, 2008.
  • A confidential document of the Serbian representative in Cetinje Jovan M. Jovanovi од from May 9, 1908 on the relations between the Albanians and the Young Turks and on the situation in Albania, GINI, Skopje, 52, 1-2, 2008, 131-141.
  • Parliamentary elections of 1908 in the Ottoman Empire and the participation of Albanians, Symposium "Kosovo in Ottoman archival documents", Prishtina, 2009.
  • "Albanian League of Prizren in the centuries-old Albanian journey", Nationwide Roundtable "Political-military understanding of the League of Prizren", Prizren, 10.06.2009.
  • "Albanian patriotic press on the Congress of Dibra in 1909", Symposium "100 years-Congress of Dibra", Dibra, 23-24 July 2009.
  • "Serbian historiography on Albanians - the end of the century. XIX beginning of the century. XX, SUT, III Albanological Seminar, Historical Session, Skopje, 2009, 321-329.
  • A confidential report of the Serbian consul in Cetina, Jovan M. Jovanovi nga from May 9, 1908 on the situation in Albania and the relations between Albanians and Young Turks, Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2009, 367-381.
  • Letter from Ismail Qemal Bey sent to Sir Edward Gray (accepted July 3), Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2009, 367-381.
  • "The Case of the Monastery of St. Naum - Consultative Opinion of the Permanent Court of Justice in The Hague, September 4, 1924", Historical Studies, 1-2, Tirana, 2010.
  • "American Documents-Reports of the US Legation from Belgrade and Tirana regarding the Albanian-Serbian Agreement of 1925, for St. Naum, Historical Studies, 3-4, Tirana, 2010.
  • Bitola - Center of the Albanian National Movement, Scientific Tribune, 102 years Congress of Bitola, Bitola, November 22, 2010.
  • The Case of the Albanian Alphabet, 1909-1910, Historical Research, 3, Skopje, 2011, 40-60.
  • Brief overview of the life and works of Skanderbeg-Prince Epirot - by Marin Barleti (History de vita et gestis, Scanderbegi Epirotarum Principis), Albanological Studies, 4, Skopje, 2011, 167-175.
  • Skopje in the History of Salih Asim, Albanological Seminar, Tetovo-Skopje, 2011. (In print)
  • Serbian massacres on the Albanian population, Albanological Seminar, Tetovo-Skopje, 2012, October, 2012.
  • Dibra Uprising 1913, according to Serbian documents, International Conference, 100 Years of Independence, Tirana, 25-29 November 2012.
  • "Albanians on the" Road from Belgrade to Thessaloniki "by the well-known guide Johann Georg von Hahn (1811-1869)", Albanological Seminar, Tetovo, 2017.
  • Bitola, center of the Albanian National Movement, Symposium, "Visionary decisions of the Commission for the formation of the Albanian Language Alphabet and the contribution of the Qiriazi family", Bitola, 2017.
Feltone and other inscriptions: / Фељтони and other inscriptions:
  • Turkish penetrations in the Balkans and the occupation of Albania and Macedonia,
  • Fact, 1/191, Skopje, 21.11.1998, 11.
  • The origin of the Kastriot family,
  • Fact, 1/192, Skopje, 23.11.1998, 11.
  • The beginning of the Skanderbeg Uprising, - Fact, 1/193, Skopje, 24.11.1998, 11.
  • Skanderbeg Uprising during the years 1443-1451,
  • Fact, 1/194, Skopje, 25.11.1998, 10.
  • Turkish army withdraws from Kruja twice,
  • Fact, 1/195, Skopje, 26.11.1998, 11.
  • Skanderbeg's death, the conquest of Kruja and Albania,
  • Fact, 1/196, Skopje, 27.11.1998, 11.
  • Heroes do not die-Halit Ferati from Breza (1869-1887),
  • Fact, 1/241, Skopje, 27.01.1999, 10.
  • Fejton: "Skanderbeg's battles in the Albanian areas in Macedonia".
  • The first Turkish penetrations in the Balkans,
  • Lobby, No96, Skopje, 16.12.2002, 46-49.
  • The outbreak of the Skanderbeg Uprising,
  • Lobby, No97, Skopje, 23.12.2002, 45-49.
  • The Battle of Dibra on September 26, 1446,
  • Lobby, No98-99, Skopje, 30.12.2002, 45-49.
  • The death of Murat II and the battles of Skanderbeg with Mehmed II the Conqueror,
  • Lobby, No100, Skopje, 13.01.2003, 62-65.
  • Battles of Ohrid and Sfetigrad 1464/1465,
  • Lobby, No101, Skopje, 20.01.2003, 46-49.
  • Skanderbeg's death and the reconquest of Albanian lands,
  • Lobby, No102, Skopje, 27.01.2003, 46-49.