The Macedonian Elections: Prospects for a Democratic Future?

Distinguished Fellow Nikola Dimitrov participated in the fourth installment of the Balkans in Europe TV Debates on NovaTV. The debate focused on the upcoming elections in Macedonia and the prospects for a democratic future. Mr. Dimitrov was joined by Eduard Kukan (MEP, Group of the European People’s Party) and Ivo Vajgl (MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe).

“10 years ago, Macedonia was a frontrunner in the reform process. Today, it is difficult to stop the country from moving backwards on virtually every single political criteria: the state of its democracy, independence of its judiciary, freedom of the media.”



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Abandoned Church of St Nicolas at Mavrovo National Park

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