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The Bulgarian-Macedonian Hala Meets EU Hypocrisy

Radosveta Vassileva

05.08.22

While it is important to look for answers about our common history and try to discern facts from propaganda (both Bulgaria and Macedonia seem to have work to do!), is it not also important to learn to live together despite our diverging heavily politicized points of...

The rhetoric of nuclear threats as a tool for conventional warfare

Alfred Marleku

29.07.22

Even in the past - especially during the Cold War - countries with nuclear capacity have, in certain cases, demonstrated their nuclear potential by using it as a deterrent or even a threatening element against other hostile...

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

Pyke Haans

27.07.22

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...

Hate speech doesn’t stop after Pride month

Elena Gagovska

20.07.22

All this brings us to the question: can LGBT people feel safe and protected by the state authorities in...

Improve the deal to save Europe from itself

Ida Manton

08.07.22

“…and it became too much Rules are rules Slowly neighbours You cannot just come in and destroy what is not yours I said to them nicely Do not break my acacia trees, the winds will blow me away without them …stay away from them because I will break you...

The War in Ukraine, Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech

Mirce Adamcevski

09.06.22

From now on, there may be talk of the disappearance of freedom of speech, but hate speech never...

Increasing Transparency and Compliance as a Means to Increase Trust in Parties

Omer Ajdini

Marija Miteva

Fitim Lloga

Kasijana Jovanovska

27.04.22

Political parties in North Macedonia continuously rank at the bottom of citizens’ trust in institutions and...

The horror of propaganda or when the dead rise

Goran Rizaov

18.04.22

Misinformation about the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has led to such divisions of the people in Macedonia, especially those who are getting information mainly from the social media, that there is actually an online debate about whether there really is a war...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uncovers the fragility of society in B&H

Emir Zulejhić

Dalio Sijah

14.04.22

For some politicians, some media outlets, and a part of the public, the war in Ukraine is perceived as an act of aggression that should be condemned and stopped, while some call this conflict a "special military operation", in accordance with the official Russian...

Disinformation in Albania Is an Internal Affair

Barbara Halla

06.04.22

Regardless of flavour and aim, disinformation proliferates across the Albanian media sphere, traditionally broadcast or online. Often it caters to people’s biases and needs, derived from sources they have come to trust. Better media sources, with fact-checked and...