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SKOPJE, Macedonia – 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.