Nowadays, young people want to leave their country as soon as possible. They no longer feel represented and have lost their sense of belonging.
The story of how the greatest crisis in 21st century affected politics and economy in Turkey.
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 accompanied by controversy, which indicates that the rule of law in the country is not up to par, despite the fact that reforms undertaken within the negotiations on the country's accession to the European Union have been going on for eight years.
Following the June elections, the ruling Serbian Progressive Party has reason to be somewhat dissatisfied with the epilogue of this election cycle. The fact that there is no "real" opposition in the Parliament is something that will surely leave a mark on the superior result achieved by this party. The parties that advocated for boycott are currently reconsidering their political moves and regrouping their forces for the new challenges they will face in 2022. The real success of the boycott will be seen in the next two years.
In 2015, EU member states deployed police units to North Macedonia’s border with Greece to assist in handling the refugee crisis. The cooperation has been effective but has lacked transparency.
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 the evening of the elections were the violations of epidemiological measures, whilst the very same measures are ever so stringently imposed on the citizens.
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 affected.
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 continuation of political skirmishes.
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 ignoring due democratic process.
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.
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 system thanks to shortened procedures during the state of emergency? What caused our greatest fears? Will the November elections bring about change, at least at the local level?
On June 2nd, Montenegro declared the end of the epidemic. Coming out of the first wave, the country’s balance was the following: 324 infected and 9 deceased. Now Montenegro is facing economic challenges and there is great uncertainty regarding the tourist season. Initial estimates clearly show that revenues from tourism will be reduced by 70 percent!
The trend of putting up walls between states and the shaky confidence in the multilateral order suggests that the pandemic, instead of being resolved as a global crisis, will continue to be resolved as a national crisis in each country of the world. Taking all this into account, COVID-19 is also the biggest test of how much and how successfully Macedonia can act as an independent state in the world that is ever so rapidly changing.
Alfonc Rakaj & Leonie Rakaj-Vrugtman
Solidarity is the only way to overcome this crisis.
To get AI right, we need stronger cooperation between state institutions—governments, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and parliaments—private sector, academia, civil society and the public at large.
Скорешниот напредок во вештачката интелигенција во најмала рака може да се рече дека е драстичен. ВИ го трансформира скоро секој сектор од општеството, од превозот, медицината, до одбраната. Затоа вреди да се размисли што ќе се случи кога таа ќе напредне уште повеќе.
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