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Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
Macedonian institutions have spent 150 million euro on contracts without tenders over four years, raising corruption concerns.
Macedonia has yet to face up to what happened in its 2001 conflict with Albanian rebels, says Biljana Vankovska, an advocate for Balkan reconciliation initiative RECOM.
The band from Bitola describe their approach to music as an irrational process of creating a ‘private folklore’ out of their impressions and dreams, and their latest album as a tonic for apathy and depression.
Turkish soaps have replaced Latin American shows as must-sees for many TV viewers in the Balkans - tapping into nostalgia for a system of family values that people in the region have lost, and lament.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
Three upcoming reports will help determine the EU prospects of Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia; of the three, the latter is causing by far the most concern.
Macedonia has paid tribute to one of its most prominent and fearless journalists, whose untimely death has shocked the nation.
In Sunday’s municipal voting, opposition parties suffered an unexpected debacle, winning significantly fewer votes than in 2011.
Negative campaigning and ethnic mobilization mark the local election campaign, which the opposition is trying to turn into a referendum on the government.
The decision of the two main Macedonian parties to field joint candidates in the west in the local elections can only set back hopes of post-ethnic politics.
Before his controversial appointment as defence minister, Talat Xhaferi received a suspended jail sentence for obstructing a policeman in his duties, Balkan Insight can reveal.
A political crisis has led to ethnic tensions and street violence in Macedonia, while leaders who could combat prejudice and nationalism have been fanning the flames instead.
A fresh inquiry into the 2004 plane crash that killed Boris Trajkovski will seek to question the French air traffic controllers then at Mostar airport.
By insisting on a boycott of the March elections, the Social Democrat leader risks dividing his followers, not all of whom have faith in his strategy.