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Goran Cherkez: Immunization is just the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 crisis

Bosnia and Herzegovina, although it does not have enough resources to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, considers the situation stable. According to Goran Cherkez, Assistant Minister of Public Health at the Federal Ministry of Health, vaccines are expected early next year.

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Waning Trust Instead of a More Credible Process for EU enlargement

Jovana Marovic

Jovana Marovic 200x250The 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 shape the new approach in practice, while the current primacy of political, as opposed to merit-based decision-making at the EU level is giving rise to Euroscepticism in the region.

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Igor Radev: Bulgaria tends to suffocate us in a “hug” – the tighter it is, the harder we pull away

Igor Radev Bugarija teznee da ne zadusi vo pregratka no kolku povee taa stega tolku nie pozestoko se ottrgnuvame

As a professor in Chinese philology, Mr.Igor Radev reflects in this interview on the current language issues with Bulgaria, saying that the right to free decision making on these issues is a definition of national sovereignty and nobody can interfere in that.

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Knaus and Biber: Sofia is under pressure to give up the veto against Skopje

An increasing number of European governments are calling in Sofia and saying that the veto is unreasonable. You have to give it up. If that does not happen, no one will blame Skopje, and that is important", said Gerald Knaus of the European Stability Initiative. According to Professor Florian Bieber, blocking N.Macedonia from starting negotiations is not a European position, adding that it is important to build alliances in order to continue the pressure on Bulgaria.

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

Vladimir Djordjevic

Vladimir Djordjevic 200x250How serious is the EU in its efforts to welcome the region in its family?

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It will be a long winter in Turkey

Kaan Bayırakoşan

Kaan Bayirakosan 200x250Are the imposed solutions temporary or permanent?

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Repurposing abandoned objects: a chance for a better quality of life

The text is the winner of the competition for best blog "Do you have a better idea?" organized by Res Publica and the Institute of Communication Studies.

Sonja Stojadinovic

Sonja Stojadinovic 200x250The models of functioning we have seen so far have proven to be selfish and oriented exclusively towards the profit of small groups of individuals. It’s time for a real change.

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We are definitely not at war, but we are not at peace either

Twenty five years after the war in Croatia ended, the high politics decided to try to break the Croatian-Serbian spiral of hatred. Every summer, since the war until today, some have been celebrating "Storm", a military operation by the Croatian Army (HV) that ended the war, while others are commemorating crimes against civilian victims committed by the Croatian Army and police in the Serb villages after the "Storm".

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The economic price of rigorous measures in BiH

Danijal Hadzovic

Danijal Hadzovic 200x250This pandemic might be a chance to implement more profound economic reforms that are much needed for the country, and for which the crisis could be a great opportunity.

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Hard times for Albania

Ornela Liperi

Ornela Liperi 200x250Economic recovery won’t be as easy as expected.

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Politicians in Kosovo are being obstinate, citizens are suffering

Lirim Gashi

Lirim Gashi 200x250Citizens and the economy are the victims of political wars in Kosovo.

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Invisible in the fight against an invisible enemy

Stefan Maric

Stefan Maric 200x250Self-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.

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This year was an economic bust for Montenegro

Milos Krivokapic

Milos Krivokapic 200x250Inadequate 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 joining the unemployment line in April alone.

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The Bulgarian response to the pandemic: Throwing money away

Mila Kisjova

Mila Kisjova 200x250It appears that the country is coping well with the pandemic, the reality, however, is much scarier.

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

Nikolina Lednicki

Jona Koprencka 200x250

It’s time for drastic changes.

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When healthcare is bad, the economy also suffers

Branimir Jovanovic

Jona Koprencka 200x250

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.

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Montenegro cannot be a disturbance factor in the region

After three decades, the citizens of Montenegro voted out the Democratic Party of Socialists in the elections, headed by the current president Milo Đukanović. Apparently, the Government will be established by three diverse coalitions "For the Montenegro Future" which includes the predominantly pro-Serbian Democratic Front, the civic "Peace is our nation" led by Democratic Montenegro and the pro-Montenegrin "Black on White" led by the Civic Movement URA. The dominant topic discussed before and after the vote was the controversial Law on Freedom of Religion, due to which tens of thousands of citizens throughout Montenegro have protested in the past six months. Citizens have high expectations from the new Government, and the tense days that happened after 30 August, according to longtime journalist Duško Vuković, will continue only if laws are adopted by which the previous Government will have to prove how they acquired enormous wealth.

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Youth in Albania: Trapped in their Own Homeland

Jona Koprencka

Jona Koprencka 200x250

Nowadays, young people want to leave their country as soon as possible. They no longer feel represented and have lost their sense of belonging.

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

Kaan Bayırakoşan

Kaan Bayirakosan 200x250The story of how the greatest crisis in 21st century affected politics and economy in Turkey.

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

Branko Prlja

Branko Prlja 200x250Yes, I respect education, and I want my children to go to school, but at what cost!?

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