EXPLAINER: North Macedonia: А thorny road to the EU

FILE - People wave the old and current national flags during a protest in front of the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia, Saturday, July 2, 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