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The Balkans As Told by Propaganda Part II

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

Two reasons why Macedonia’s former ruling party VMRO-DPMNE belongs in the past

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 ...
Anthos

Letter Bombs in Greece

Former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured in an explosion that police believe was triggered by a letter bomb in Athens late Thursday night. This is nothing new or unusual ...
Zname

“The Sun, too, is a Star” was the slogan of the campaign for the European integration of Macedonia launched by the Social Democratic Party (SDSM) in the early 2000s. The ...
“Conversation near Constantinople [Istanbul]”

In order to understand propaganda, it is important to look at the historical context, who produced it, and who its target audience is. Today, the ability to make propaganda has ...
Translation: Congratulations to our fellow Serb, Trump!

2016 has been a turbulent year for the Balkans. But isn’t any year with no war (Turkey certainly came close) a good year by this region’s standards? The Vostokian has ...
makedonija-protesti

As Macedonia’s early parliamentary election is fast approaching there are clear signs that Macedonia may experience something known as an “electoral revolution” following the tumultuous events of the past two ...
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uniforma bela  kolor arhiva

Every Thursday we summarize for you the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkan region. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. Karadzic expresses suspicion at the number of cancer cases ...
greece-albania-relations

Tensions have risen between Athens and Tirana as PM Edi Rama stated that Athens owes a lot to the Albanian-speaking population which had lived there for ages, such as the ...
ohrid

Every Thursday we summarize for you the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkan region. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. Kosovo still far from Interpol accession (Balkan EU) 9. ...
Macedonia's ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski

Every Thursday we summarize for you the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkan region. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. Russian security chief visits Serbia amidst expulsions of Russians implicated ...
tekst

As part of the land route into Europe, Bulgaria has been put in the middle of the refugee crisis. This has put much pressure on the Bulgarian government and civil ...
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Two and half years ago, when I was informed that I received a scholarship to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Germany, my whole family gathered to celebrate. It was ridiculous ...