EXPLAINER: North Macedonia: А thorny road to the EU

FILE - Police confront protesters near the parliament building in Skopje, North Macedonia, late Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Nightly protests in North Macedonia over the past week have left dozens injured. At the heart of the turmoil is the small Balkan country’s long-running quest to join the European Union, a process that has faced one hurdle after the other. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)

EXPLAINER: North Macedonia: А thorny road to the EU