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a-turkish-scenario-for-the-balkans--04-20-2017
20 Apr 17

A Turkish Scenario for the Balkans?

The result of the recent referendum in Turkey may have a ripple effect in the Balkans - but don’t expect dramatic changes. 

uncontrolled-tourism-threatens-balkan-unesco-sites-04-13-2017
17 Apr 17

Uncontrolled Tourism Threatens Balkan UNESCO Sites

World heritage sites in Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia risk losing their UNESCO status due to mass tourism that is damaging both the sites and the surrounding environment.

christians-celebrate-easter-around-the-balkans-04-15-2017-1
16 Apr 17

Christians Celebrate Easter Around the Balkans

While each country has its own way of celebrating the greatest Christian holiday, they also share many common traditions, such as dying eggs.

political-strife-overshadows-easter-joy-in-balkans-04-13-2017
14 Apr 17

Political Strife Overshadows Easter Joy in Balkans

While millions of Christians prepare for Easter celebrations across the Balkans, political, economic and ethnic tensions are casting a dark shadow over the season of goodwill. 

macedonia-crisis-chokes-relations-with-albania-04-12-2017
13 Apr 17

Macedonia’s Crisis Damages Relations With Albania

Good Macedonia-Albanian relations may fall victim to the internal power struggle in Macedonia, which has seen Tirana accused of plotting to subvert the country.

europe-is-not-in-a-new-age-of-dictators--04-12-2017
12 Apr 17

Europe is Not in a New ‘Age of Dictators’

Strongmen may be on the rise in parts of Eastern Europe but fears for the future of European democracy are exaggerated.

imf-will-not-give-up-on-macedonia-mission-chief-03-29-2017
31 Mar 17

IMF Will Not Give Up On Macedonia, Mission Chief

IMF Mission Chief Jesmin Rahman said that reforms need to be among the new Macedonian government’s top priorities.

patriotic-ngos-crowd-out-macedonian-civil-society-03-22-2017
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.

europe-is-not-going-to-solve-balkan-dramas-03-21-2017
22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

The idea that the EU is going to speed up the accession process in the Balkans to prevent states from collapsing or fighting each other is a complete fantasy.

fiddling-in-sarajevo-as-europe-unravels-03-20-2017
21 Mar 17

Fiddling in Sarajevo as Europe Unravels

The pointless summit in Sarajevo showed only that Brussels remains in the grip of a dangerous illusion that the Balkans can remain perpetually unstable but peaceful in Europe’s waiting room. 

gruevski-s-party-has-left-macedonia-in-limbo-03-20-2017
21 Mar 17

Gruevski’s Party has Left Macedonia in Limbo

The former PM and his allies are deliberately misleading the public in order to discredit the proposed coalition led by the Social Democrats and foment ethnic tensions.

eu-s-own-credibility-is-at-stake-in-macedonia-03-19-2017-1
20 Mar 17

EU’s Own Credibility is at Stake in Macedonia

In its approach to Macedonia, and the Balkans, the EU has neglected democratisation in the name of stability - and has so betrayed its own values and empowered local autocrats.

teuta-arifi-people-were-against-alliance-with-vmro-dpmne-03-17-2017
17 Mar 17

Teuta Arifi: People Were Against Alliance with VMRO DPMNE

The vice-president of the biggest Albanian party in Macedonia, the Democratic Union for Integration, says a new coalition with Nikola Gruevski’s party was never a realistic option.

macedonia-s-propaganda-war-spreads-nationalist-hysteria-03-15-2017
15 Mar 17

Pro-Govt Media Inflame Nationalist Hysteria in Macedonia

Pro-government media outlets are becoming ever more violent in their language as they attempt to keep protests going on the streets against the formation of an opposition-led government.

balkan-politicians-seek-to-profit-from-macedonia-s-troubles-03-13-2017
14 Mar 17

Balkan Politicians Seek to Profit from Macedonia’s Troubles

Macedonia’s seemingly benevolent neighbours are using ‘concern’ over the situation there for their own murky games and purposes.