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Italians in Albania: it's raining figures

22/02/2018 -  Nicola Pedrazzi

For years, Italian media have been repeating that 19,000 Italians live and work in Albania. Yet, according to the data of the Albanian Interior Ministry, they are less than 2,000. How can we explain such a difference?

Europeans at the cinema, from East to West

20/02/2018 -  Marzia Bona

European cinema-going habits vary significantly: a look at the current divide between Western and Eastern Europe

Serbia: the safety of journalists outside the state's sphere of competence

19/02/2018 -  Antonela Riha Belgrade

Since the beginning of this year, fifteen journalists have suffered threats and attacks. Representatives of the authorities say that they condemn such attacks, but reject any responsibility for the pressures to which journalists in Serbia are exposed on a daily basis

10 years of stories from Kosovo

16/02/2018 -  Veton Kasapolli Pristina

Kosovo celebrates ten years of independence – years marked by symbolic successes, but without real answers to issues such as unemployment, coexistence, corruption, and lack of a development strategy

What's behind Azerbaijan’s snap elections

15/02/2018 -  Arzu GeybullayevaTamara Grigoryeva

The presidential elections were scheduled for next October, but surprisingly the head of state has called them on April 11. Why did president Aliyev take and sign this decision?

The refugees of Patras

14/02/2018 -  Giovanni Vale

Hundreds of refugees and migrants are living in abandoned factories and tents around the port of Patras, hoping to leave Greece and continue on to northern Europe.

Moldova: transparency and democracy can solve problems

13/02/2018 -  Francesco Brusa

Defeated in the 2016 presidential runoff, Maia Sandu has not left politics. She has recently visited Italy for a series of meetings with the diaspora. Here she speaks about her vision on Moldova

Plitvice lakes in danger

09/02/2018 -  Giovanni Vale Zagreb

Tourism, traffic, pollution, and constructions. Plitvice, today, no longer rhymes with transparent waters and uncontaminated nature. And the lakes risk to be removed from the UNESCO heritage list

Faruk Begolli, a life between Belgrade and Prishtina

08/02/2018 -  Jeton Neziraj

He is one of the most famous actors of former Yugoslavia. Faruk Begolli loved both Pristina, where he was born, and Belgrade, where he spent most of his life

Hate speech: what it is and how to contrast it

01/02/2018 -  Marzia BonaIrene DioliLorenzo FerrariFazıla MatNicola PedrazziRossella Vignola Valentina Vivona

As hate speech is being debated more and more both online and offline, we decided to devote a special dossier to it, building on the materials of the Resource Centre on Press and Media Freedom in Europe.

A violent year for Kosovo’s journalists

30/01/2018 -  Eraldin Fazliu

Last year in Kosovo 24 cases of threats and attacks on journalists have been registered

What can Germans and French learn from Serbs and Albanians?

24/01/2018 -  Aleksandar Pavlović

An interesting project with the aim to maintain and strengthen a cooperative network of Albanian and Serbian researchers and civil society activists, and empower them to combat present hostility on a long-term basis

China goes to Serbia: infrastructure and politics

23/01/2018 -  Francesco Martino

Serbia increasingly appears as a central hub in the Balkans for the Chinese-led "Belt and Road Initiative", both at an infrastructural and a political level. We discussed about it with Dragana Mitrović (University of Belgrade)

Saša Leković: media freedom in Croatia is deteriorating

18/01/2018 -  Giovanni ValeJelena Prtorić Zagreb

For the second time in two years, Croatia was visited by a delegation of associations for the protection of media freedom – a negative record for a EU member. We talked about it with the president of the Association of Croatian journalists

Armenia: rural teachers with a mission

16/01/2018 -  Gayane Mirzoyan

Less than 20% of graduates of pedagogical universities in Armenia have a chance to get a job at school. Meanwhile, schools of certain remote areas still need additional personnel

Why does a "whistlеblower" remain an exotic phenomenon for Bulgaria?

15/01/2018 -  Mediapool

The low level of trust in the institutions on the part not only of the citizens but also on the part of those working in them is the reason – also evident from different sociological data

Turkey, the price of neoliberalism

12/01/2018 -  Francesco Brusa

Tax-free zones where workers are denied trade union protection, authoritarian trends, experiences of resistance that emerge in the suburbs of large cities. Turkish development in an interview with researcher Luca Manunza

The Harpies' islands and the lord of the sea

11/01/2018 -  Fabrizio Polacco

An exceptional trip to the Strofades islands, regarded as home to the mythical Harpies, and the breathtaking beauty of an ancient hermitage that risks disappearing

Rural Albania, the bet of those who stay

09/01/2018 -  Francesco Martino Mërtur

Wild, untamed mountains, poverty, and massive depopulation. In the villages of northern Albania, some resist the temptation to escape to the city and hope for a new beginning, made of sustainable rural development and alternative tourism. Our report

Georgia: a mountain woman

04/01/2018 -  Tekle Kveladze

The story of Mariam Kochashvili, 21, shepherd at her village in the Pshavi mountains and student of the last year of medicine in the capital