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

Stories

parallel-profits-bulgaria-s-medical-drug-dealers-12-01-2017 Parallel Profits: Bulgaria’s Medical Drug Dealers

Lax controls over the ‘parallel trade’ of expensive pharmaceuticals makes Bulgaria’s health care system ripe for plunder. Patients are the losers.

Dimitar Iliev
fatal-inaction-how-measles-made-a-comeback-11-30-2017 Fatal Inaction: How Measles Made a Comeback

Romania’s failure to prevent a deadly measles outbreak is a story of complacency, bungling and discrimination. It is also a cautionary tale for Europe.

Octavian Coman
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Fatal Inaction: How Measles Made a Comeback

Romania’s failure to prevent a deadly measles outbreak is a story of complacency, bungling and discrimination. It is also a cautionary tale for Europe.

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lawless-lake-ex-smugglers-find-new-fish-to-fry-11-27-2017 Lawless Lake: Ex-Smugglers Find New Fish to Fry

On the biggest lake in the Balkans, rangers say it is easier to catch a drug trafficker than a poacher amid warnings of ecological disaster.

Ivan Cadjenovic
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Lawless Lake: Ex-Smugglers Find New Fish to Fry

On the biggest lake in the Balkans, rangers say it is easier to catch a drug trafficker than a poacher amid warnings of ecological disaster.

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selective-amnesia-croatia-s-holocaust-deniers-11-16-2017 Selective Amnesia: Croatia’s Holocaust Deniers

Despite laws against the denial or diminishment of genocide crimes, the EU’s newest member state has done little to crack down on voices downplaying World War II atrocities.

Tamara Opacic
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Selective Amnesia: Croatia’s Holocaust Deniers

Despite laws against the denial or diminishment of genocide crimes, the EU’s newest member state has done little to crack down on voices downplaying World War II atrocities.

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vicious-cycle-kosovo-s-battered-women-syndrome-11-03-2017-2 Vicious Cycle: Kosovo’s Battered Women Syndrome

Kosovo’s international isolation makes it a legal “black hole” for victims of domestic violence caught in a cycle of discrimination and double standards.

Shqipe Gjocaj
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Vicious Cycle: Kosovo’s Battered Women Syndrome

Kosovo’s international isolation makes it a legal “black hole” for victims of domestic violence caught in a cycle of discrimination and double standards.

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party-games-hide-and-seek-with-election-cash-10-12-2017 Party Games: Hide and Seek with Election Cash

Powerful parties in the Balkans are suspected of using proxy donors to fill campaign war chests with cash from secret sources. How authorities respond is a test of their independence.

Vladimir Kostic
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Party Games: Hide and Seek with Election Cash

Powerful parties in the Balkans are suspected of using proxy donors to fill campaign war chests with cash from secret sources. How authorities respond is a test of their independence.

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