Massive protests have again hit the capital of Macedonia with demonstrators demanding investigation into corruption cases. The first protests started in April this year.
A court in Macedonia has found former prime minister Nikola Gruevski guilty of abusing his post over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof Mercedes. Macedonian media have dubbed the scandal "the Tank affair."
Patients in Serbia, Bosnia or Macedonia who need medical treatment are forced to join long waiting lists, or pay up. DW looks at the parallel world of private clinics that exist alongside the broken state health systems.
Tensions in the Western Balkans can only be overcome if all countries in the region join the European Union, says enlargement chief Johannes Hahn. The EU's door should remain open for Turkey, he told DW.
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.
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