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Macedonia and the Western Balkans Awaiting the 2008 EU Progress Reports: Back to Basics
Macedonia and the Western Balkans Awaiting the 2008 EU Progress Reports: Back to Basics

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Governance, Public Administration, Labor relations, Government/Political systems, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: Macedonia; Western Balkans countries; EU accession; elections; reforms;
Summary/Abstract: Facing 5 November 2008, when the Commission is to publish the progress reports, Macedonia and the wider Balkan region are considering the options for speeding up the process of accession to the EU. However, the difficulties faced with regards to political reforms, such as lack of political dialogue between the government and opposition decreases the likeliness that Macedonia will start accession talks in the years to come unless there is consolidated reform process that would be tested in the upcoming elections of March 2009.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English