Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apr 29 2014

Macedonian elections – is a crisis going to follow? Reactions from our experts

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On Sunday 27 April, Macedonia held parallel parliamentary and early general elections. Voters overwhelmingly chose for the ruling centre-right VMRO DPMNE, thus comfortably securing another term in office for President Gjorgje Ivanov. Unfair access to media coverage and state funding are … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2014

Serbia has a new government: Hurrah or maybe not?

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Everything as expected: after March’s landslide victory of the Progressive Party, Aleksandar Vučić has been sworn in as Prime Minister with 198 votes in favour and 23 against last Sunday, 27 April. One month on, are his walloping promises looking … Continue reading

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Apr 16 2014

Dreams of Secession – the case of Sardinia

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Theodora Vasilopoulou, a journalist at the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, asked LSEE’s Dr James Ker-Lindsay if the Canton Marittimo initiative has any chance of success – could Sardinia become the 27th canton of Switzerland? As debates on the parallels between Kosovo and Crimea … Continue reading

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Apr 14 2014

Sherrill Stroschein on the importance of protests: “voting will always harm the interests of a minority”

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“Voting is by number, and it will always harm the interests of a minority. A protest is disruptive and reflects intensity – it really shows how much you care about something.” – argues Dr Sherrill Stroschein, Senior lecturer in Politics at University College … Continue reading

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Apr 8 2014

A new Balkan tragedy? The case of microcredit in Bosnia

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“The microcredit lobby got poverty wrong: it is not about supply, it is about demand”, argues Milford Bateman, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Juraj Dobrila, Pula, Croatia. The results of Bateman’s research were presented at the second conference of the … Continue reading

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Apr 3 2014

Ilegalja: terrorists or freedom fighters? An Albanian tale from Yugoslav times

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Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers is a social anthropologist whose work focuses on Albania and Kosovo. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Bournemouth. Stephanie has previously been a lecturer and Alexander Nash fellow at UCL SSEES, and is the president of the … Continue reading

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