21 Mar 2014

Early Parliamentary Elections in Macedonia: More of the same or new beginnings?

Erwan Fouéré

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There is no doubt that the prospect of EU accession has had a major impact in promoting much-needed reforms and building stable institutions in the countries of former Yugoslavia. Yet, as reflected in all the internationally recognised indicators, the goal of achieving effective democracy throughout the region remains very much a 'work in progress', especially in Macedonia. In this Commentary, Erwan Fouéré considers whether the main governing party in Macedonia will change its behaviour to enable the country to move forward.

Erwan Fouéré is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS.