Lawmakers of the leftist's opposition block the rostrum to protest during a session on the national budget at the Parliament, in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. The Social Dem

 

              Lawmakers of the leftist
Lawmakers of the leftist's opposition block the rostrum to protest during a session on the national budget at the Parliament, in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. The Social Democrat-led opposition accuses the government of planning spending for grandiose monuments, expensive cars and furniture, and demands the euro 2.7 billion ($3.6 billion) draft budget be trimmed by more than euro 200 million. In an emergency meeting Sunday, the government agreed to cut euro 3 million. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)