Pyke Haans

Pyke Haans is a student of Human Geography at Radboud University in the Netherlands and has nurtured an interest in the politics and cultures of the Western Balkans in particular. He has previously worked on research in North Macedonia and is currently finishing his thesis on the Macedonian consociationalist system and consociationalism as a method of conflict resolution.

Brain drain is both a cause and effect of the economic woes in the Balkans

Pyke Haans


Simply said: the people in the Balkans are, on average, getting older and less educated, and their total number is...

The ill-defined accession process is damaging to EU goals in the Western Balkans

Pyke Haans


The positions of the Western Balkan and Eastern-European candidate states on metrics like corruption and democracy show that there is still a long way to go in many...