Balkans

The distribution of votes on October 15: the blue stands for SDSM and the red for VMRO-DPMNE

Q&A on the Macedonian Local Elections on October 15th

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 ...
Belgrade, Serbia

Eastern Europe Top 10 October 12th

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 ...
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Albania’s Draft Law on Protection of National Minorities Sparks Diverging Reactions

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 ...
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 ...
The Catalan and the Yugoslav flag

In a 2016 article, Croatian journalist Marinko Čulić begged ex-Yugoslav politicians to stop “reviving Yugoslavia just so they can kill it again” in their anti-Yugoslav hysteria. A similar request appears ...
Ljublja, Slovenia, by Janez Kotar

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe. Compiled by: Eva Jovanova and Hristo Voynov   1.More than ten people have announced their candidacies ...
Ukraine Old Town Theater Downtown Lvov City Lviv

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Eva Jovanova   1. The US has, after years of discussion, ...
Gornji Vakuf - Uskoplje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The ethnic war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking place from 1992-1995, was one of the worst armed conflicts in Europe after World War 2. Between 1 and 2 million people ...
Zapad

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe. Compiled by: Hristo Voynov and Eva Jovanova   1. The long awaited and long feared Zapad ...
China's "father of the nation" Mao Zedong

China’s rise has shifted global power dynamics in a way that is still yet to be seen, mostly because China is still rising and what it, or other global powers, ...
A promotional poster from Macedonia's previous government

Macedonia is known to be one of the best countries for foreign investments in Southeast Europe due to the many incentives that the government is offering. However, there are many ...
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This is part two of “The Balkans as Told by Propaganda”, part one of which can be found here. It is an attempt to portray the region in a way ...
VMRO-DPMNE's opulent headquarters in Skopje

For the Macedonian version of this article, click here.   The Macedonian people have yet to decide if they view ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski as a monstrous anomaly of his ...