In Skopje, political corruption undermines stability more than ethnic conflict

EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

Protestor shouts the slogans during the peace full anti government protest in front of the Parliament building in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 08 May 2015.

In Skopje, political corruption undermines stability more than ethnic conflict


A political crisis unfolds in parallel with the resuscitation of armed ethnic conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic on Macedonia (FYROM). Last weekend, the police clashed in Kumanovo with Kosovar irregulars, five of whom were members of the now dismantled Kosovo Liberation Army. Eight police officers and 14 gunmen were killed.

Such cases of “national emergency” could have caused the popularity of the nationalist ruling VMRO party to soar. Not in this case. Today, 14 of May, the leader of t...


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