The country is still in crisis with protests scheduled every evening. The protesters have taken to using paint balls on buildings and monuments. While the buildings and monuments are beautiful and designed to impress tourists, they have come with a huge price tag. The number of statues around Macedonia Square is absolutely incredible. There are foot bridges across the Vardar River that have statues about every 3 metres. They are incredibly beautiful but the cost of these has been in the hundred millions of Euros. Money which perhaps could have been spent on infrastructure and schools. However, you do need something to draw the tourists to the country and this has been doing it. So there is also some good in this. Here is an interesting opinion piece that gives some insight as to where the country is right now.