Balkans

Catalonia and the breakup of Yugoslavia: an ignorant analogy

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 ...

Inside a Divided City – A Report from Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje

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 ...

The Chinese Middle Kingdom Meets the Balkans

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, ...

Taking the helm of the Council of the European Union (EU) presidency on January 1st, the Bulgarian government spelled out four priorities for its six-month term: the future of Europe ...

“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” – Angela Merkel   In 2011, I got a merit-based scholarship to study in Thessaloniki, Greece for my undergraduate studies. ...

A rising star is above the former State Union. Designated in Juncker’s State of the Union speech last September as frontrunners in the EU integration process, Montenegro and Serbia have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...