Macedonia remains a partly free country along with Albania and Kosovo, says Freedom House


Global freedom declined for an 18th consecutive year in 2023, according to the latest “Freedom in the World” report released by Freedom House on Thursday.

N.Macedonia remains a Partly Free country, same as Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova, the Voice of America in Macedonian reports.

Serbia has recorded a drop of 21 points and Bosnia and Herzegovina sees a drop of 10 points, which is the biggest drop in the past ten years among the countries in the region.

The new report found that election manipulation, warfare, and attacks on pluralism were key drivers of the global decline. Nearly 38 percent of the world’s people now live in countries rated Not Free, 42 percent live in Partly Free countries, and only 20 percent live in free countries.

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