Balkans

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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

Eastern Europe Top 10 October 5th

  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 flags of Catalonia and Yugoslavia

Catalonia and the breakup of Yugoslavia: an unfounded analogy

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 ...
Lodz, Poland

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   In the first ...
no women - macedonia 3

If you encountered posters for the local election campaign in Macedonia, you might get the idea that “Life is coming to Macedonia for everyone” (SDSM’s election slogan since the 2016 ...
Ohrid, Macedonia

Each week we bring you the ten most important pieces of news from Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Compiled by: Eva Jovanova and Hristo Voynov   As Greece Foreign ...
Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic

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   The new Czech ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...