Tag: scandals

Putting Ideology Aside: An Unholy Alliance to Keep Croatia’s Government Alive

Croatia is (un)fortunately a small enough country not to be on the radar of the world’s major media most of the time, but what has been unfolding on the political scene in recent weeks and months has provided the public with some truly engaging political theater, resembling something between an overwrought…

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Wiretapping, Police Brutality, and Growing Security Fears in Macedonia

Echoes of Baltimore and Ukraine in Skopje. Experts have assessed that Macedonia is facing the most serious challenge to its security since the violent military conflict there in 2001. They expressed concern that recent protests might lead to an escalation of violence throughout the country. Thousands of citizens have been…

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Who’s to Blame in Macedonia?

Suad Skenderi of Romalitico says that Macedonia “bloomed with the existence of multiculturalism, solidarity, tolerance, dignity and respect”. Determining the country’s future in the face of wiretapping scandals and attacks by small groups of alleged extremists, he argues, isn’t just the responsibility of Macedonians or Albanians, but of Roma, Turks…

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Romanian Elections: Mr. Iohannis Runs For President

The presidential election in Romania will be held in an atmosphere dominated by a series of spy and corruption scandals. Enter Mr. Klaus Iohannis, the “refined” German-Saxon mayor of Sibui, who some say is a refreshingly different kind of candidate in Romania. He will be competing against Mr. Victor Ponta,…

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