About: ethnic tension

Enlargement 03-05-2018

Defeating extremism in the Balkans

As a region deeply connected to the EU, the Western Balkans should no longer be forgotten. With Austria’s upcoming presidency of the EU, it is high time to reboot the region’s economic development and its integration into the Union, as well as recognise its progress in countering terrorism, writes Peter R. Neumann.
Europe's East 28-02-2018

Hungary summons Ukraine envoy over building attack

Hungary said yesterday (27 February) it had summoned Kyiv's envoy to warn against rising "extremism" after an ethnic-Hungarian cultural building in western Ukraine was attacked for the second time in a month.
Enlargement 04-05-2017

Chizhov: There is an alternative to Euro-Atlantic integration

Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the EU, told a group of journalists yesterday (3 May) that his country could offer an alternative to Macedonia, to the Western Balkans and to any countries, as, in his view, “there is always an alternative to Euro-Atlantic integration”.
Enlargement 10-06-2015

Macedonia needs new government of national unity

This week European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn has a vital chance to define the democratic standards for candidates for EU membership, and show the lines that they cannot cross, write Heather Grabbe and Goran Buldioski.
Enlargement 15-04-2015

Waiting for EU leadership: The worsening crisis in Macedonia

The EU's reaction to the latest political crisis in Macedonia crisis has been very slow, and gives the impression that the EU seems out of touch with reality on the ground, writes Erwan Fouéré.
Enlargement 07-06-2013

Protests over ID numbers highlight Bosnia’s divisions

Thousands of protestors blockaded parliament in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo yesterday (6 June), venting anger over a political dispute over ID numbers that has left the country unable to register newborn babies for months.
Enlargement 25-03-2013

Macedonia avoids clashes over local election

Macedonia held a trouble-free municipal election yesterday (24 March) despite recent ethnic and political unrest, in a boost for the Balkan country's hopes to start European Union entry talks later this year.

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