Hard times for Albania


Ornela Liperi Economic recovery won’t be as easy as expected. Every day there is a traffic jam to enter in Tirana, Albania’s capital. Streets are overcrowded with people running for their daily jobs nor activities. Coffee shops are full almost all the time. There...

Politicians in Kosovo are being obstinate, citizens are suffering

Lirim Gashi


Lirim Gashi Citizens and the economy are the victims of political wars in Kosovo. It is already obvious that the pandemic has not only impacted our health, but has also severely impacted the economy. No state economy around the world is left unaffected by the isolation...

Invisible in the fight against an invisible enemy


Stefan Maric Self-employed persons, workers in precarious employment or in the “shadow economy”, as well as the most socially underprivileged households, are largely left alone again, twisting in the wind. Despite the “economic optimism” of the...

This year was an economic bust for Montenegro


Milos Krivokapic Inadequate measures of the Government of Montenegro led to a 138 million euro decrease in deposits in the period from February to April, mostly affecting private companies, whose liquidity was put on the line, and it also led to another 5,000 people...

The Bulgarian response to the pandemic: Throwing money away


Mila Kisjova It appears that the country is coping well with the pandemic, the reality, however, is much scarier. The general perception is that Bulgaria has put up solid resistance to the coronavirus from a health perspective. However, the same cannot be said of the...

The salvation of the Croatian economy does not lie in the EU, but in fundamentally reforming the entire system


Nikolina Lednicki It’s time for drastic changes. Croatia was well on its way to full recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, which severely shook the economy and caused a wave of layoffs and considerable emigration of young workers. In the meantime, the country...

When healthcare is bad, the economy also suffers

Branimir Jovanovic


Branimir Jovanovic Public health and the economy go hand in hand during a pandemic, so the best way to help the economy in the current crisis is to introduce adequate restrictions to control the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to the biggest economic crisis...

Youth in Albania: Trapped in their Own Homeland

Jona Koprencka


Jona Koprencka Nowadays, young people want to leave their country as soon as possible. They no longer feel represented and have lost their sense of belonging. Young people are said to be the future of a nation. We have seen many cases where young people have worked...

While the virus in Turkey is spreading, the Lira is in a free fall

Kaan Bayırakoşan


Kaan Bayırakoşan The story of how the greatest crisis in 21st century affected politics and economy in Turkey. Republic of Turkey is one of the latest European countries in having its first case of COVID-19. While European Union and neighbors of Turkey were...

The problems of blended learning are many, and most of them are unsolvable!

Branko Prlja


Branko Prlja Yes, I respect education, and I want my children to go to school, but at what cost!? In recent months, the media have been at odds in regards to when classes should start in the new school year. Physical attendance in schools includes too many factors that...