Macedonia

Macedonia’s SDSM nominates party leader as PM candidate

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 26, 2017

SDSM secures enough signatures from ethnic Albanian parties to form government and oust VMRO-DPMNE after a decade in power.

Macedonians switch allegiance from EU to Russia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 19, 2017

Russia the preferred political partner of ethnic Macedonians frustrated by stalled EU accession process.

Uncertainty over forming new Macedonian government continues

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 2, 2017

Field open for ruling VMRO-DPMNE or opposition SDSM to form a government if they can persuade Macedonia's ethnic Albanian parties to join their coalition.

BALKAN BLOG: Wooing back Southeast Europe’s diaspora

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 31, 2017

Southeast European countries have some of the highest levels of emigration worldwide, and the loss of this human capital has had a damaging effect on growth.

COMMENT: Old ghosts haunt the Balkans

Nicholas Kaufmann in Brussels January 25, 2017

Men like Dodik, Djukanovic and Gruevski have built incredibly successful political careers with tactics that leave their constituencies divided and mutually resentful, perpetuating cycles of recrimination.

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