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Albania – a country haunted by migration and reputation woes

Alice Taylor

22.12.22

My Albanian friends felt ashamed of how the world perceived them. Very aware of Albanians’ reputation as criminals and drug traffickers, they feel torn between pride for their nationality, embarrassment, fear, and...

Will corruption vanish in Uncle Sam’s hat in 2023?

Sonja Kramarska

21.12.22

The corruption tsunami has devastated Macedonia for decades. The wake-up call from the USA stirred up the domestic public, hoisting expectations to a level of...

Serbia in 2023: On the (EU) bench?

Nedim Sejdinović

19.12.22

The political events of 2022 indicate that perhaps 2023 will be the year when Serbia's already difficult European path is...

Disinformation and hate speech in B&H: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Edina Secerovic

16.12.22

So, the thread from trust to being manipulated is getting thinner and thinner, and the credibility of the results of processes, including electoral processes, resulting from the will of the citizens, becomes...

EU’s enlargement agenda with the Western Balkans: Back on track, or more of the same?

Erwan Fouéré

02.12.22

The cancer of corruption remains endemic, and the current government is increasingly falling into the bad habits of the previous regime under Nikola...

Dilemmas and open questions about the future of Open Balkan

Stefan Ristevski

16.11.22

Can the countries of the region turn the political promises into reality for the citizens and...

How does the EC 2022 Report see the progress of Macedonian European integration?

Ivan Durgutov

11.11.22

The new tone of this year's report, as well as the three visits to Skopje by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in just one year, illustrate the importance that Brussels continues to dedicate to our country. Our country’s progress is...

A harsh winter ahead for Albanian families

Nertila Maho

28.10.22

No one is saying that we would have been completely immune to this global crisis, but some measures could have served as a...

Operation „Ladomirova Cemetery“: Failed Russian information cover-up

Peter Dubóczi

19.10.22

While mass graves with hundreds of victims of Russian aggression are found in the Ukrainian town of Izium, one of many Russian information and influence operations is underway in Slovakia. Igor Bratchikov, the Russian ambassador to Slovakia, is disseminating propaganda...

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...