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...

Does the increased time children spend consuming media imply higher risks?

Katarina Blažina Mukavec


Katarina Blažina Mukavec Compared to 2019, the average time spent on social platforms in 2020 increased by a record 100% across all platforms. In every new study, experts point out that children are spending more time consuming media than ever before, and they are...

Double political standards in compliance with epidemiological measures in Croatia

Tina Hrubi


Tina Hrubi Parliamentary elections were held in Croatia, on July 5, 2020, in the throes of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Although voters were encouraged to vote, turnout has never been lower. What particularly caught the public’s eye in regards to politicians on...

Vulnerable communities are most affected by COVID-19

Jona Koprencka


Jona Koprencka Society’s vulnerable groups are the ones who are hit the hardest by disasters and measures taken to counter them. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown, as it has countless times before, that the Roma community in Albania is the most vulnerable and most...

COVID-19 and Kosovo: a triple crisis

Edison Jakurti


Edison Jakurti While most countries in the world have faced a two-fold crisis in terms of their health and economy, Kosovo has been going through a threefold crisis, due to political developments. If we are to use a single adjective to describe the economic crisis...

COVID-19 in Kosovo: one virus and two Prime Ministers

Isak Vorgucic


Isak Vorgucic Less than a month after the easing of restrictive measures, Kosovo is facing a sharp increase in the incidence of coronavirus cases, which is no obstacle for political opponents to deal less with the health and well-being of citizens, and more with the...

COVID-19 in Albania: Democratic Governance Put to the Test

Alban Dafa, Redion Qirjazi


Alban Dafa, Redion Qirjazi COVID-19 was met with a quick response by the Albanian government, yet, it presented opportunities for the Executive to expand its power by sidelining criticism, dominating public perception, disrupting institutional checks and balances, and...

COVID-19 in Serbia: Elections More Important than Public Health

Igor Todorovic


Igor Todorovic Serbia’s state leadership, including a group of MDs who are in the forefront in the fight against the spread of the corona virus, to say the least, ignored the deterioration of the situation until the voting was over. To understand the actions of...

COVID-19 in B&H: Games without borders

Mersiha Drinjakovic


Mersiha Drinjaković How did Bosnia and Herzegovina cope and how is it still coping with the crisis caused by the pandemic? Why didn’t we have a singular state-level crisis headquarters? How were the scandals produced, caused by irregularities and abuse of the...

What is the cost to the Balkans from the prematurely relaxed COVID-19 measures?


The number of people infected with COVID-19 in all Balkan countries is increasing. Part of the public accuses the authorities in Serbia and Macedonia of prematurely relaxing the preventive measures by flirting with the electorate in the run-up to the elections in both...