Tag archives for The Balkans
Northwestern Bulgaria: the poorest region in the EU, hit by the fierce depopulation of rural areas. Yet, despite the difficulties of the present, some do resist – and start back, in small steps - from the treasures of a centenary cultural and culinary tradition.
Kosovo celebrated its seventh anniversary since the proclamation of independence, amidst news of thousands of its citizens trying to leave the country for better economic conditions in the EU.
Gaze at the architecture while enjoying a coffee or cocktail and watch the world go by when enjoying Trieste at night.
Home to 200,000 people, Trieste is a fascinating corner of Italy with its Balkan, Hapsburg and Venetian influences.
Pope Francis' visit to Sarajevo could help putting an end to the limbo blocking Bosnia's society since over 20 years. Much will depend on his words, and actions.
Bulgaria is among the few European countries that have announced the achievement of the objectives of the "Europe 2020" strategy on renewable energy. At the same time, the sector is said to be in crisis and unsustainable.
Geothermal energy lands in the Balkans, saving money on bills and curbing global warming. An interview with Marco Meggiolaro, coordinator of the LEGEND project.
Over 40 delegates convened in Ljubljana to launch the multi-stakeholder Global Ghost Gear Initiative in a move to clean up the fishing industry.
One of the best perks about visiting the Balkans is the chance to wander around the markets, and the open air market in Ljubljana is no exception.
Low-consumption buildings, revamp of the regional economy, and environmental benefits: all thanks to wood. A review on European projects on energy efficiency carried out by Slovenia.
More Hapsburg than Balkan, with an atmosphere more delightfully provincial than coming across as a national capital, Ljubljana is one of Europe's most understated gems. It's a burst of color in a country that can already boast it is one ...
This week I am off to Ljubljana, Slovenia, and then Italy, for a conference that will hopefully be a step forward for the world's oceans and marine life.