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May 11 2015

Breaking Macedonia’s vicious circle

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Dimitar Bechev reflects on the recent outburst of protests in Macedonia, tracing the way popular anger has been building up in recent years. “The dramatic escalation should not surprise anyone. Macedonia has long resembled a pressure cooker”, he writes. But … Continue reading

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Sep 17 2014

Belgrade Pride 2014: Another blow to the head or will it go ahead?

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A recent attack has shaken Serbia’s LGBT community. Will the 2014 Belgrade Pride go ahead? Two scenarios are possible, largely depending on the pressure the EU will decide to exert. “Over the last three years, the EU seem to have … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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Mar 16 2014

Can Ukraine modernise?

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An old guard corrupt to the bones, an awakened but leaderless civil society, and now the looming prospect of a country divided for years to come. Can Ukrainian society modernise, and how? LSEE Research Officer Vesna Popovski gives her first-hand experience, … Continue reading

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