The government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was rocked by the loss of a close political ally and two government ministers on Tuesday, in the wake of a gun battle that killed 22 people.
In its first week Liberland received, from all around the globe, 220,000 registrations; 1,200,000 website visits; and 100,000 Facebook followers, and it was the subject of 1,810,000 Google searches
It has been denounced by critics as a shameful reflection of rising nationalism and xenophobia. To Jobbik, the victory of its first ever directly elected parliamentarian is a sign of things to come.
The president of the European Commission has just canceled a trip to the Balkan state and Macedonia's political crisis shows no signs of slowing.
Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán has declared he wants to create an "illiberal" democracy like Russia's, and is signing gas deals that pull his country closer to Moscow at a time when the rest of Europe is pulling away.
The Balkan state is gripped by a political standoff and the opposition leader was charged with treason over the weekend.
From party leaders to pensioners, demonstrators gathered in the city with grievances ranging from government corruption to financial hardships plaguing the European country.
Six senior Hungarian officials have been banned from entering the US in a series of events that has plummeted US-Hungarian relations to their lowest point since the Cold War.
Over 100,000 people marched through Budapest on Tuesday to protest against a proposed internet tax, and the increasing authoritarianism of Hungary's government.
Two decades after the Dayton Agreement helped end a brutal war, the country is mired in economic troubles and narrow sectarian interests are threatening progress.
The five-year trial of suspected war criminal and former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic came to a close this week, just as voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina were due to head to the polls.