The Migration Crisis Today: A Conversation

The Migration Crisis doesn’t make the front page quiet like it used to, but the issue continues to effect the region, and Europe at large. Just last week the European Parliament criticized its member states for having relocated just 11% of their total obligations. To take a look at the state of the migration crisis…

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We Asked: What’s Next for Macedonia?

Yesterday, President Gjorgje Ivanov finally granted former opposition leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a new government, effectively ending a two-year political crisis. But much work remains to be done. We asked people in Macedonia about what’s next for the country, what kinds of challenges the new government is likely to…

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On Studying Albanian in Belgrade

An intro and interview by Eno Shkëmbi.   Slađana Stojiljković is a Serbian student from the city of Leskovac currently in her second year of Albanology studies at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Philology. Albanology is the study of Albanian language and culture. Most people in Belgrade probably don’t even know…

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Op-Ed: Half Truths & Gangster Politics

Unless we acknowledge the gravity of events in Macedonia, the final victim of violence across the Balkans will be democracy itself, argues Rudina Hajdari.   After more than 1 year without a government — and several months of serious political instability — Macedonia has been shaken by the most significant…

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A Slow Conservative Revolution? Academia, Clientelism and the Right in Croatia

What’s wrong with Croatian academia? Andrew Hodges explains how new criteria has created barriers to entering academia and is pushing the country’s public discourse further and further towards the political right. (Croatian version follows the English).  ‘Rational and National’ reads a poster slogan advertising Bruna Esih’s candidacy for the position of Mayor of…

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Op-Ed: A Blind Eye to Antigypsyism at the European Parliament

Roma International Day, an annual celebration of Roma culture that took place earlier this month, was partly marred when news organizations neglected to report on the discriminatory language used against Roma at a coinciding debate at the European Parliament. Maria Bizzotto and Angelo Ciocca, both members of Italian political party Lega…

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More good news. Excited to be working w/ @UnaHajdari on a series about the right-wing/historical revisionism in the Balkans for @Balkanist.

@AjdinDautovic My thoughts from while ago @Balkanist
https://t.co/NQfQyKkOZI

As relevant as ever: Here we don’t live just to live-Here we don’t live just to die-Here we die so that we can live. #71younglife #22yrsago https://t.co/8do9KjRqFo

Discussing #MigrationCrisis on @Balkanist. Follow along here - https://t.co/b1TewWMeCs

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