Sofia is enjoying a tourism boom, especially thanks to the ever-increasing number of low-cost flights. The economy benefits from it, but a long-term sustainable tourism strategy is still missing.
The terrorist risk in Bosnia is rooted in the 1990s civil war, and in the presence of groups assessing themselves as alternative to the official Islamic community.
In Azerbaijan and in the rest of Europe there was satisfaction for the amnesty that allowed 15 journalists, opposition politicians and human rights activists, to return to freedom. In the Caucasian country, however, there are still too many political prisoners.
The Balkan route shutdown is prompting a humanitarian crisis in Greece. The situation in the north of the country: OBC's interview with Despina Syrri. Despina Syrri is one of the founders of Symbiosis, a non-governmental organization based in Thessaloniki supporting the political, ...
Bulgaria is the EU country with the highest rate of elderly people at risk of poverty, isolation and social exclusion. OBC's report
The Sar Planina mountains are one of the richest biodiversity areas in the Balkans, but they are not protected. The project of a Natural Park could change the picture.
In the Strandzha mountains, on the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, proud, obstinate producers carry on making “kiselo mlyako” (sour milk), a thousand-year-old tradition
Turkey is hosting some 2 million Syrian refugees, but won’t grant them refugee status. This, and the tough life they are leading, drives them to try heading towards Europe.
The first movie produced in Turkey on the Armenian genocide has been directed by Ela Alyamac and Aren Perdeci. OBC's interview
Lake Prespa, on the border between Macedonia, Albania and Greece preserves unique biodiversity and culinary traditions. Like that of the dried fish "cironki", whose origins are lost in time
According to the latest UNHCR estimates, approximately 1.770,000 refugees have reached Turkey since 2011 to date. OBC devotes a report to their situation in Istanbul, Diyarbakir, and Urfa. The first episode.
The commemorations of the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide will be taking place in a town where hardly anyone lives any more.