Anti-government Protests in Montenegro, Serbia and Albania Prompt Talk of ‘Balkan Spring’

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The “Envelope Affair” in Montenegro has triggered weeks of anti-Djukanovic protests, demanding the resignation of one of Europe’s longest-lasting leaders after his almost 30 years in power. The anti-government demonstrations came as similar protests were taking place in neighbouring Serbia and Albania where demonstrators are also seeking the ouster of leaders they accuse of autocratic rule and corruption despite their proclaimed bids to take their countries into the European Union. Serbs have been taking to the streets of Belgrade and elsewhere in protest against what they say is President Aleksandar Vucic’s autocratic rule and demanding press freedom and fair elections. Read more here.

Source: National Endowment for Democracy


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