EU envoy in Macedonia to try and break political deadlock

The European Union's enlargement commissioner is in Macedonia in an effort to break the political deadlock that has left the country's political parties unable to form a government since an election last December.

Johannes Hahn arrived Tuesday and began talks with the country's political leaders.

Macedonia's two largest parties do not have enough lawmakers to form a government, and would need to form a coalition with parties from the country's ethnic Albanian minority, which are demanding that Albanian be made the country's second official language.

The country has been locked in a major political crisis for the past two years, sparked by a wiretapping scandal and corruption allegations.