Vlora Rechica

Vlora Rechica is a researcher within the Western Balkans at the Crossroads project. Apart from this role, Vlora is also a Researcher and the Head of the Centre for Parliamentary Support and Democratization at the Institute for Democracy, Skopje, North Macedonia, a think tank with more than 20 years of experience in the field of good governance, democratization and European integration. Vlora is also one of the co-founders of Stella Network, a mentorship network focused on providing support for girls and women in their educational and employment process. She holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics, specialising in Democracy and Democratization, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research and advocacy mainly focus on parliaments and parliamentary democracy, institutional building, populism, and democratisation processes in emerging democracies. She is the principal researcher on democratization processes and parliamentary reform at the Institute.

The disappointment towards the West nurtures anti-democratic sentiments in North Macedonia

Vlora Rechica


Without credible external encouragement from the EU, the lack of trust in the vision of local politicians can play a significant role in weakening democracy in North...