French cognac and wine found in Macedonian fields
French soldiers fighting in Macedonia in 1916 left behind large quantities of wine and cognac. Local farmers are still discovering bottles. Although the wine is past its prime, the cognac has improved with over 90 years of aging. For more, see here.
Macedonia is neither a major producer nor a major transit narcotics point
The Macedonian Information Agency reports (5 March 2005) that the 2004 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of the US State Department has concluded that Macedonia is neither a major producer nor a major transit point for illicit drugs. The report reads, however, that the country lies along the so-called "Balkan route," which is used frequently by traffickers to ship heroin from Afghanistan, and marijuana and hashish from Albania, to the Western European consumer market. Find the full story here.