Month: October 2017

The winner of the Czech elections Andrej Babis

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Eva Jovanova 1. Both Macedonia and Kosovo are preparing for a second round of local elections. The governing Social Democrats ...
Just a Friendly Handshake?

One of the most important issues of today is the debate whether Russia worked to bring Donald Trump into the White House. It is certainly plausible, but far from concluded. Because of this, we must ask; Is there any truth ...
The 2013-14 Euromaidan protests in Kyiv

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Kristijan Fidanovski   1. The uneasy cohabitation between Moldova’s pro-EU government and its pro-Russian President Igor ...
The distribution of votes on October 15: the blue stands for SDSM and the red for VMRO-DPMNE

In the aftermath of the Macedonian local elections on October 15, The Vostokian interviewed its editor in chief Kristijan Fidanovski and its long-standing Macedonia contributor Aleksej Demjanski on some of the major takeaways.   The Vostokian: Which party/parties can legitimately ...
Belgrade, Serbia

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Eva Jovanova   Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stated that he plans to call for a ...
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This week, the Minister for European and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati presented  the draft law on “Protection of National Minorities in the Republic of Albania” in the Parliamentary Law Committee. The new law updates the national minorities that Albania ...
Golubac Fortress, Serbia

  Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Eva Jovanova   A bill regarding reintegration of Donbass into Ukrainian society has been submitted ...
The flags of Catalonia and Yugoslavia

In a 2016 article, Croatian journalist Marinko Čulić begged politicians from the ex-Yugoslav countries to stop “reviving Yugoslavia just so they can kill it again” in their anti-Yugoslav hysteria. A similar request appears to be in order in October 2017. Whenever ...