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For ten years Alban Muja of Kosovo has been doing research into the names of towns, places and people; at the moment he has an exhibition in the centre of Tirana in a small gallery called “the fly”
There are more and more children living and working on the streets of Belgrade. The institutions are having a hard time dealing with the phenomenon. A temporary daycare center that has become a model for the whole region, the Svratiste, recently risked shutting down.
The “ajvar” is a fragrant pepper paste that comes with soft cheeses and pork meat. OBC's report from Serbia
Zelenkovac is an eco-tourist village in the Bosnian mountains, not far from Banja Luka, hosting artists and travelers from all over the world.
“Challenging Homophobia” is the title of the first European project for the protection and promotion of the rights of LGBT people in Kosovo.
Being a journalist in Albania is a difficult job. So tells OBC Axel Kronholm, a Finnish journalist who devoted his dissertation to press freedom in the country.
Cases of family violence, particularly against women, are not decreasing in Serbia. Now, however, the fight against abuse can count on two more forces – the Museum of Violence that just opened in Belgrade and the many people who danced for One Billion Rising.
The new criminal code procedure approved by the Kosovo Parliament makes it even more difficult for witnesses to give evidence, and risky.
Negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina are swiftly proceeding, while Serbs in Northern Kosovo fear being abandoned by the new socialist government.
For the first time in the recent history of Albania, extreme nationalism has political representation: the Red and Black Alliance.
The appearance of the Cyrillic alphabet on the new Euro banknotes has been welcomed as a sign of trust of the European economic system in the Balkan Countries.
Demonstrations in Slovenia have been going on for weeks and a public sector strike is scheduled for January 23rd. OBC's analysis.