Historical Revisionism: Between Altering and Forgetting the Past

д-р Љубица Спасковска


Ljubica Spaskovska The decline is obvious and all countries in the region can be said to be going through a process of setbacks, deep peripheralization, marginalization in international relations and de-globalization. In an interview made in light of the publication of...

How friendly is the Bulgaria-Macedonia Friendship Treaty?

Радосвета Василева


Radosveta Vassileva Bitterness escalated after Bulgaria’s veto on Macedonia’s accession talks due to disputes over history. Yet, a closer look may reveal that the clash between Bulgaria and Macedonia was foreseeable. When Bulgaria and Macedonia signed their...

Lessons from the nation that tested its entire population

Михаела Ружичкова


Michaela Ružičková We should not consider it as a failure, but it has to be said that it resulted only in temporary decline of spreading the virus. On the other hand, spreading disinformation had more significant consequences. The end of October brought an...

The death that ignited protests in a generation that has lost hope

Нертила Махо


Nertila Maho Ironically the measures that aim to save lives in this pandemic, for the first time caused the tragic death of a young man. It was 8th of December when two gunshots took the life of 25-year-old Klodian Rasha. The weapon was fired by a police officer and...

Waning Trust Instead of a More Credible Process for EU enlargement

Јована Маровиќ


Jovana Marovic The long-awaited and much-needed impetus in EU enlargement policy that the new methodology was supposed to bring is still “on hold”. Western Balkans countries are not informed of the specific elements and frameworks that should round up and...

From Corruption to Clientelism, or Same Ol Same Ol’ in the Western Balkans

Владимир Ѓорѓевиќ


Vladimir Djordjevic How serious is the EU in its efforts to welcome the region in its family? The volume entitled “Balkanizing Europeanization: Fight against Corruption and Regional Relations in the Western Balkans” that I had the honor of editing with my colleague...

It will be a long winter in Turkey

Каан Бајракошан


Kaan Bayırakoşan Are the imposed solutions temporary or permanent? It has been almost one year since the epidemic disease COVID-19 hit the world. Even though the restrictions were eased by many governments during last summer, the case numbers and death rates are on...

Youth in Albania: Trapped in their Own Homeland

Јона Копренцка


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

Каан Бајракошан


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...

Why are Russia, Turkey and China interested in Montenegro?

Јована Маровиќ


Jovana Marovic In recent years, Montenegro has become an arena of influence and interest of a number of non-Western actors, primarily Russia, China and Turkey, and their political influence, albeit not weak, is still under control. Foreign investments are generally...