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The Macedonia name dispute: Will it ever be solved?

The breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s created instability, uncertainty, nationalistic tensions, conflict and a drastic change of borders in the Balkans. Countries became independent and new states were formed; …

George Avgoustis on

The inside beauty of children with Down Syndrome

The inside beauty of children with Down Syndrome

Capturing art and innocence

Erisa Kreshpa on

Arrival of asylum seekers at a train station in Europe

The Balkans - the Alternative Solution to the Refugee Crisis

Can countries like Macedonia and Serbia help tackle the large influx of refugees seeking shelter in Europe?

Klaudjo Kavaja on

Albanian Sworn Virgin

Child Marriage in Europe and the Sworn Virgins of Northern Albania

Highlighting the human rights abuses that still exist in Europe today

Blerina Karagjozi on

Economic Growth in SEE

Infographic: Economic Growth in South Eastern Europe

The Balkans have been developing fast


local elections in Albania

A Review of the Local Elections in Albania

With almost all the votes counted in an admittedly sluggish counting process, the leftist coalition led by the governing Socialist party and its junior government partner the Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) won 45 municipalities out of 61. The Democratic Party and its allies managed to win only 15 municipalities, with one municipality in the Southwest turning to a minority party.

Klaudjo Kavaja on

A woman giving a flower to a police officer during the protests.

This is happening in Macedonia, but no one is talking about it

Find out what has been happening in Macedonia in the last few months

Fábio Lopes Paulos on

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The European Integration of the Western Balkans: Where we are now

65 years after the Schuman Declaration, most of the Balkans are still waiting for their EU memberships to be approved. The process is slow and full of obstacles in terms of reforms and shifts in policies, making it almost impossible for candidates to be a part of the European family before 2019/2020.

Klaudjo Kavaja on

Your vote counts

Local Elections in Albania, again…

Blerina Karagjozi on

Gjergji Bojaxhi

Local Elections in Tirana: a Chance for a Political Spring

Local government elections are drawing closer in Albania. While the two main political parties are yet to announce their candidates in most municipalities, can an independent candidate break with traditional party politics and win the election in Tirana?

Klaudjo Kavaja on

If you limit it, is it considered freedom?

If you limit it, is it considered freedom?

Should Freedom of Speech be completely unlimited?

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European Enlargement

European Enlargement

There are currently 5 candidate member-states for the EU, but which one/s will join first?

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Signing of Kumanovo Agreement in the Yugoslav Army tent in the NATO base in Macedonia

Self-Determination to Move On!

Today is 17th February and Kosovo marks its seventh year of independence. The new-born state came to see the light only nine years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s military intervention, to stop the humanitarian catastrophe towards the Albanian population.

Blerina Karagjozi on

Albanian boat “VLORA” and Albanian emigrants that reached Italy in 1991

Don’t miss the boat...

On 8th of December the Albanian Youth marks a significant date in tribute to the Students Movement in 1990. On this date a group of students and their professors gathered in the Student’s city to start the protests that lead to the fall of communism in 1990.

Blerina Karagjozi on

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Talking about immigration, realities of the Albanian Adriatic shores

Immigrant it’s not a name, it's just a specific condition of a human like you, who in this very moment of life is not lucky enough to have your opportunities of living a normal life back home.

Blerina Karagjozi on

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Albania in the EU

Albania, a country of 3 million inhabitants in the north-western Greece and southern Montenegro was granted the status as a potential candidate for accession to the European Union at the European Council in Santa Maria Feira on 19th and 20th of June, 2000.

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Throughout history the Mediterranean has been at the centre of events, it's political and economic structures have been shaped by them and equally - they have been influencing them.

The Challenges of Europe and the Mediterranean

The "barometer of world politics" has a lot to teach us about the biggest political, economic and security issues facing Europe and the World.

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