Authors: Bekim Maksuti and Sebastian von Münchow - MC Series: Security Insights, Number 19 - Published: May 2017

sipaper19Macedonia may not be ready to join the key transatlantic institutions immediately, but all parties need to consider the next steps carefully.

As a first priority, the next election must determine who shall lead the country into a more prosperous future. Secondly, local and regional players must behave in a more honest and transparent manner in order to facilitate negotiations and progress.

Finally, the government in Skopje and the Brussels-based institutions face challenges and opportunities at the same time. The momentum is on Skopje’s side, as is its geostrategic relevance, as long as the migration crisis is on-going. Nevertheless, on the internal front, the country needs to quickly form a government.

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