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18 Apr 14

Critics Claim Macedonia’s ‘Smooth’ Election Was Rigged

Government critics say that while Sunday’s presidential vote proceeded calmly, a range of tools was deployed to ensure the right outcome.

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18 Apr 14

Why Bosnia’s Protest Movement Ran out of Steam

Months after a wave of protests had Bosnia’s political establishment running scared, the energy has faded away, leaving some wondering what legacy – if any – the movement has left behind.

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17 Apr 14

Nightmare Dilemma for Serbia Over Failed Companies

If Serbia does not postpone enforcement of a court ruling ordering companies in restructuring to repay debts, the results will be socially devastating, experts say.

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17 Apr 14

Austerity Threatens Serbia With Worse Recession

Slashing public sector wages will hit consumption and reduce growth, and the savings effect could be less than expected, the leading economist Vladimir Gligorov warns.

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17 Apr 14

Albanian Agency Turns NGO Funding Into Family Affair

Former board members and staff of the state agency established to support the civil society sector funded their own NGOs, or those headed by relatives, an investigation can reveal.

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16 Apr 14

Russia’s New Assertiveness Awakens Old Fears in Romania

Russia’s drive to restore itself as a great power touches a raw nerve in Romania, where for historical reasons many regard Russia with deep suspicion.

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14 Apr 14

US Ambassador to Kosovo Hired by Construction Firm He Lobbied For

EU diplomat criticises way Christopher Dell pushed through deal for Bechtel Corporation to build controversial highway to Albania.

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11 Apr 14

Why Macedonia’s Albanian Party Barons Dread Pendarovski

The DUI is not boycotting the presidental election because no ‘consensual’ candidate has appeared, but because Stevo Pendarovski poses a threat to the DUI-VMRO’s divide-and-rule strategy.

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11 Apr 14

Ukraine’s Albanians Struggle To Keep Identity Alive

Far from their ancestral homeland, tiny minority faces dwindling numbers, assimilation and split allegiances between Moscow and Kiev.

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09 Apr 14

Iraq Bomber’s Deeds Shake Kosovo Town

Ferizaj residents are grappling with reports that a well bought up local carried out a horrific suicide attack in Baghdad.

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08 Apr 14

Balkans Weigh Impact of Russia-Ukraine Gas Feud

If Russia cuts or curbs the gas supply to Ukraine, some Balkan countries, especially Bosnia and Serbia, could be hard hit, as they lack alternative supply routes.

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08 Apr 14

Dice Heavily Loaded in Macedonian Elections

A suspicious electoral roll and a media heavily in favour of the ruling parties are only some of factors undermining confidence in April’s presidential and parliament elections.

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04 Apr 14

Crimea, Kosovo: The Art of Getting it Right

You could not make half of it up. As the Ukraine crisis has developed, and with annexation of Crimea by Russia, it was inevitable that Kosovo and the Balkans would get dragged in to the arguments.

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04 Apr 14

Ukraine Crisis Leaves Country’s Minorities Torn

In Ukraine’s deep southwest, where Bulgarians, Albanians, Ukrainians and Russians all live intermingled, allegiances are becoming divided.

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04 Apr 14

The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

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