Month: April 2016

Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski   10. Albanian President Nishani meets EC President Tusk (European Western Balkans) 9. Kosovo cracks down on property usurpers (BIRN) 8. Croatia makes ...

The following content is satirical. It is published anonymously at the request of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Vostokian’s editors. Macedonian version below.   In the wake of Macedonian President Ivanov’s decision to pardon ...

Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. PM Dukanovic expects Montenegro to join NATO by mid-2017 (European Western Balkans) 9. Most Bulgarian parties back burqa ban (Balkan EU) 8. ...

Huge masses of protesters have flooded Macedonia’s capital after President Gjorgje Ivanov decided to pardon politicians facing criminal charges from both government and opposition parties on 12 April. By exonerating a total of 56 politicians, Ivanov escalated the political crisis ...

Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Large diaspora event with participants from 50 countries due in November in Albania (BIRN) 9. New party in Bulgaria denies being controlled by Turkey (BIRN) 8. ...

Alex Pantich and Rusif Huseynov discuss Russian and Turkish influence in the Caucasus and the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with moderator Kristijan Fidanovski.

Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Concerns about Serbia’s pre-electoral situation (European Western Balkans) 9. Serbian General Hadzic’s war crime trial postponed indefinitely (BIRN) 8. Bulgaria to hold referendum on electoral reforms ...

Ever since the Przino Agreement of July 2015, Macedonia’s upcoming parliamentary elections have been framed by the country’s two main political parties as the most important since independence in 1991. The incumbent Democratic Party of Macedonian National Unity (DPMNE) is ...