Tag archives for The Balkans
Thousands of women were victims of sexual crimes during the Balkan conflicts. Most of them receive no support from the region's states, despite the progress marked by international criminal law in prosecuting these crimes.
After a recent wave of incidents, Serbian authorities have promised draconian measures against hooligans, but seem unable to effectively tackle the problem.
Because of the financial crisis, about 200,000 Albanian migrants have decided to leave Greece and return to their homeland: the repatriation was a difficult choice for the youngest ones, who have to adapt to a country they do not know.
The EU enlargement process introduces new opportunities for small farmers in the Balkans, but also new risks. Slow Food Bulgaria and Osservatorio organized a conference in Sofia on the protection of the region's traditional food.
Bosnia: The recent census of the population, the electoral system and the country's Constitution favor the reinforcement of divisions, sealing the borders between different religious and national groups. The analysis of Nenad Stojanovic.
Tens of Bosniak families have withdrawn their children from the schools they were attending in Republika Srpska. They demand their children be taught their own national subjects. OBC’s report.
On November 9th, twenty years ago, the artillery of the Bosnian Croat army destroyed the Mostar Bridge, a treasure of Ottoman architecture and one of the symbols of Bosnia and Herzegovina. People reacted on instinct to the news.
The chronicles of recent trials give an insight on the state of organized crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the rest of the Balkans.
A tribute to Milan Konjovic. The journey of the last of the fauves from Sombor to Paris and from Paris to Sombor, the splendor of the Gallery dedicated to him in his home town in Vojvodina.
The resources invested by the EU in Kosovo have not affected the power of organized crime and the level of corruption within local institutions.
This article was originally published on Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso October 21, 2013, by Tatjana Lazarevic. Kosovo is preparing for the local elections of November 3 after the shocking murder of EULEX officer Audrius Senavicius. A test on the recent Belgrade-Pristina ...
A keyboard player in one of the major Macedonian punk rock bands of the 80's, Badmingtons, is now promoting a unique project and a national brand: the Macedonian Ruby. The story of Dejan Škartov, better-known in Skopje as Deko.