Month: March 2016

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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Bulgaria to invest 1.2 billion euros in military (BIRN) 9. Hague frees journalist Florence Hartmann (BIRN) 8. EU’s HRVP Mogherini meets Montenegro’s PM Djukanovic (European Western ...
Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station

Vostokian Founder Alex Pantich discusses the migrant/refugee crisis with Vostokian author Aleksej Demjanski and Danish student of International Law Frederik Postelmans-Vasbo. Bios for the speakers are below: Aleksej Demjanski: Aleksej Demjanski is currently a B.A. candidate in International Affairs and ...
Men in traditional garb performing the traditional Kurdish dance, Hilperkê

Newroz is the New Years of Iranian calendar. This year’s celebration marks the 2716th year in the Persian calendar. Its celebration means much to the Kurdish people, particularly now when the Kurdish question is forcing its way into international politics ...
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–Open Letter to the Institutions: We Demand Removal of the Fence!, Leftist Movement Solidarnost Everyone’s talking about it. It’s constantly trending on Twitter and Facebook. It’s on every news channel and in every newspaper. We have been overwhelmed, and rightly ...
Migrants Illegally Cross into Macedonia

  In the words of the Macedonian president Gjorgje Ivanov to German newspaper Bild, “Macedonia is protecting Europe from itself.” It shouldn’t be. Just weeks after using a battering ram in an attempt to storm the Greek-Macedonian border, stranded migrants ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Croatia’s biggest television channel accused of political purge (BIRN) 9. Serbia soon to submit negotiating position on Chapter 24 (European Western Balkans) 8. USA will deny visas ...
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  Mario Hristovkski, Alkis Stephanopoulous and Kristijan Fidanovski discuss the Macedonian name issue with moderator Alex Pantich. Bios for the participants can be found below: Mario Hristovski: Mario is a student at Ohio State University where he studies Business and International ...
Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande andd Prime Minister Tsipras meet in Brussels. From European Council President licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic.

Just 9 months after teetering dangerously close into the abyss with Greece, Germany once again finds itself in the center of a storm with its favorite black sheep of the family. The EU just released an aid proposal for struggling ...
Former Yugoslav Military Headquarters in Belgrade

Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Germany’s SDP presses for Western Balkans’ faster EU integration  (European Western Balkans) 9. Greek PM Tsipras and Turkish PM Davutoglu united in opposing permanent stay for refugees (Balkan EU) ...
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Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “Will U.S.-Ukraine Relations Survive the Obama Years?” by Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskyi (The Wilson Quarterly, Winter ...