Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of North Macedonia hinted on 5 June, and again the next day, that he would consider calling early elections if the European Union does not provide the country with a date for starting accession talks.   If he does so, he would be the second of last June’s Prespes Agreement partners to call early elections, following a path opened by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his SYRIZA party suffered a larger-than-anticipated defeat in the 26 May Euro-elections.


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