As Macedonia’s political deadlock drags on, economy slows and social costs mount

An RFE/RL feature on Macedonia suggests the Balkan state’s political instability is causing the Macedonian economy to stagnate. In the second half of last year, Macedonia’s economic growth slowed to 2.2 percent, which the IMF largely attributed to political uncertainty. Three and a half months into 2017, Macedonia still does not have a government, even though it held parliamentary elections in December.


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