Goran Janev

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    Following disputed elections, Macedonia requires clear guidance from the EU if it is to alleviate its growing political crisis

Following disputed elections, Macedonia requires clear guidance from the EU if it is to alleviate its growing political crisis

In the aftermath of elections in April, several political parties in Macedonia, including the main opposition party, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), have refused to take up their parliamentary seats amid accusations of electoral fraud. Goran Janev writes that while the record of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party in government has raised legitimate democratic questions, the strategy being […]

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Further EU integration will help to stabilise the disruptive forces of nationalism now present in Macedonia.

Negotiations towards Macedonia’s accession to the EU have been prolonged and often postponed in recent years, mostly due to an on-going dispute with Greece over the country’s name. Goran Janev argues that these delays, combined with an ‘ethnocratic’ government, have allowed nationalist sentiments to develop and grow in Macedonia. If these nationalist trends are to be reversed it is vital […]

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