Massive protests have again hit the capital of Macedonia with demonstrators demanding investigation into corruption cases. The first protests started in April this year.
Serbia has withdrawn diplomats from neighboring Macedonia – apparently for reasons of security. Observers suspect a political game involving Kosovo, NATO and the retention of power.
Six months after parliamentary elections, Macedonia finally has a new government. Hopes for a fresh start are high but the challenges ahead are immense – the country has been stuck in crisis for years.
The outbreak of violence in Skopje is hardly surprising. The attack on the Macedonian parliament is the result of a long-planned attempt to destroy democracy, says DW's Boris Georgievski.
Macedonia is on the brink. The country has been rocked by massive protests against a corrupt political elite that has reigned for almost 10 years and has no willingness to leave peacefully, DW's Boris Georgievski writes.
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