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23 Mar 17

‘Patriotic’ NGOs Crowd out Macedonian Civil Society

A clutch of new ‘patriotic’ NGOs, whose proclaimed goals are the protection of Macedonia’s integrity and unitary character, is changing the shape of civil society - in line with the ruling party’s wishes.

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21 Feb 17

Croatia Profits from Syria’s Gruesome War

Zagreb made record-breaking sales of aging ammunition and weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2016 - ignoring well-founded concerns that the stocks would be diverted to Syria.

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14 Feb 17

Hiding in Plain Sight - Kosovo’s Protected Witnesses

A new court faces old problems in protecting witnesses to a dark chapter in Kosovo’s fight for freedom.

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25 Jan 17

Patrolling with Impunity in Eastern Europe

Publicity-hungry migrant hunters are a symptom of bigger problems in Eastern Europe.

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16 Jan 17

Scrapped US Health Conference Costs Bosnia Canton Dear

The former director of the Health Insurance Institute of Sarajevo Canton faces a lawsuit after spending more than 20,000 euros on a conference in the US that never took place.  

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12 Jan 17

Depleted, Divided and Dispirited - The Syrians of Bulgaria

The war in Syria has created tensions in Bulgaria's Syrian community, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, and given some members a pretext to seek asylum elsewhere.

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22 Dec 16

Past Still Haunts Bulgaria’s Disabled Children

Bulgaria has closed the crowded, isolated institutions that once housed its disabled children, but is still a long way from providing the care they need.

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21 Dec 16

Greeks Take Health into Their Own Hands

Let down by the public health system, some Greeks are sharing pills, skipping medicine or putting their faith in a growing industry of nutritional supplements.

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09 Dec 16

Cleaning Up Romania

A team of technocrats had a year to try to turn around Romania’s abysmal record on recycling.

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07 Dec 16

Balkan War Crime Suspects Maintain Political Influence

Years after the Balkan conflicts, voters in former Yugoslav countries are still electing people who have been convicted of or charged with war crimes, showing how nationalism still distorts the political environment.

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06 Dec 16

Architects of Modernist Skopje Decry Retrograde Remodel

The ageing architects behind Skopje’s cutting-edge resurrection from a 1963 earthquake cry copyright foul as their acclaimed modernist creations are engulfed in antiquity.

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04 Dec 16

State of the Unions in Serbia

Bullied or bought off, trade unions in Serbia and elsewhere in the former Yugoslavia have hit rock bottom, failing the workers they claim to protect.

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30 Nov 16

Abortion Rights Under Fire in Croatia

Croatian women struggle to exercise their right to abortion, driven into the shadows and illegality by the rise of a hostile conservatism.

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20 Nov 16

Romanian Roulette

Neglect, ignorance and industry influence raise doubts about a Romanian pledge to fight the hidden scourge of gambling addiction.

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16 Nov 16

An Albanian War on Drugs

Albania is uprooting cannabis at an unprecedented rate, but endemic corruption and a failure to target the kingpins behind a multi-billion-euro industry give the lie to the NATO member’s ‘war on drugs’.