A series of in-depth stories by journalists from across the Balkans, exploring the theme of ‘Trust’.

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hiding-in-plain-sight-kosovo-s-protected-witnesses-02-13-2017

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.

Serbeze Haxhiaj
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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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Patrolling with Impunity in Eastern Europe

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

Aleksandrina Ginkova
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Patrolling with Impunity in Eastern Europe

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

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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.

Dimitra Triantafyllou
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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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Cleaning Up Romania

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

Adrian Lungu
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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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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.

Bojan Blazhevski
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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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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.

Marija Jankovic
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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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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.

Masenjka Bacic
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Abortion Rights Under Fire in Croatia

In Croatia, 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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romanian-roulette-11-17-2016

Romanian Roulette

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

Diana Mesesan
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Romanian Roulette

Gambling venues have become ubiquitous across Romania since the first big betting hall opened its doors in Bucharest’s central train station in the spring of 1990, just months after Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist rule ended in popular revolt and a Christmas Day firing squad. Now, neglect, ignorance and industry influence raise doubts about a pledge to fight the hidden scourge of gambling addiction.

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an-albanian-war-on-drugs-11-15-2016

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’.

Elvis Nabolli
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An Albanian War on Drugs

Albania is uprooting cannabis at an unprecedented rate, but boats and planes loaded with the drug still reach the shores of the European Union. BFJE Fellow Elvis Nabolli explored the story through the endemic corruption and a stark failure to target the kingpins behind a multi-billion-euro industry that give the lie to the NATO member’s ‘war on drugs’.

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