Albanians are not elgible for Macedonia's top jobs like that of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (photo: dpa)

Ethnic split in Macedonia’s population delays post- war progress

Failure to fully implement the peace agreement in Macedonia threatens regional stability and is delaying the country’s progress internationally. Albanians and Macedonians have still not resolved issues about the country’s language, budget and representation, 13 years after the peace agreement was signed. This is causing ethnic division and tension and delaying closer links with the EU and Nato.

<i>The Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) was the last peace agreement in the Western Balkans. It was signed 13 years ago but there was no celebration to mark the anniversary in 2014. Instead, round table analysis is taking place on why this peace agreement has still not been implemented. Fu...

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Professor Dr. Blerim Reka
Macedonia still functions as a mono-ethnic state with the majority population determining the rights of minority communities, although the spirit of the OFA was to build a civic state
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