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Bulgaria: Talks, not negotiations for a new government

Talk, do not negotiate. Under this formulation of "There is such a people" (ITN) are the meetings at the expert level between the party of Slavi Trifonov and other political forces - "Democratic Bulgaria", "Become BG! We are coming! ”And the BSP, the party formations on whose support the formation of a possible government will depend. ITN talks separately with each of the three groups are good…

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Nine years of Vucic rule: Nine years of moral collapse

We are entering the tenth year of the rule of Aleksandar Vuќi. With a petition with which both the pop world and the semi-world and public servants defend it from the free media and the opposition. You have to admit that it sounds like a bad joke, so it is enough to write about that topic - what a saint, such a troparion. For those who do not…

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It is not too late to save the shaky Tunisian democracy

Tunisia, where the chain of uprisings that became known as the "Arab Spring" began, is unfolding. A decade ago, that country hosted the only regional revolution to give birth to democratic rule. Now, this 19th-century North African country, a laboratory for reform, risks rejoining the ranks of autocracy, adding another dark cloud…

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What is the ban on denying the genocide in BiH?

A few days before the end of his term as High Representative in Bosnia, Valentin Inzko finally showed his political muscle. The twelve-year term of the benevolent Austrian as High Representative would have been largely insignificant had it not been for this decision on 23 July this year. After chairing the declining influence of the Office of the High Representative -…

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BiH and the "Serbian World": Everywhere, Serbs everywhere!

I am sitting with my new acquaintance in front of a small, popular cafe near the Sarajevo market. The evening heat suffocates us and we drink cold beer from a bottle, so as not to catch Covid-19 from a glass. The events of the day come from the TV in the cafe. On that day, a memorial service was held in Potocari for another 19 men, Bosniaks, victims of…

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Education in Bulgaria: They pay to teach us

Increasing public spending on education in Bulgaria does not lead to an increase in educational outcomes, according to an extensive study published by the World Bank on the role of fiscal transfers in improving educational outcomes. The report, over 300 pages long, focuses on education systems in 7 countries, including Bulgaria. The results of the Bulgarian students on…

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Why do Trump voters refuse to be vaccinated?

The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock, is deeply divided over how to deal with the resurrection of Covid-19. The number of cases is increasing, hospitals are filling up, and health authorities are struggling to persuade residents in the city and across the country to be vaccinated. The pace of vaccination in US states has become strongly correlated with…

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Montenegro: Government swaying - compromise or new elections?

The expert cabinet of Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic has faced numerous criticisms from the very beginning, even more from the parliamentary majority than from the opposition. The attacks were led by the pro-Serbian Democratic Front (DF), which said at the outset that it would reconsider the government's results in 200 days. The events of last month, when the other part of the government that…

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Brussels against Jansa's non-paper: Unitary BiH has a future in the EU

The document, received by EU officials in April, proposed redrawing the borders along ethnic lines in the Western Balkans, in a bid to unblock Europe's future and stalled reforms in the region. The non-paper, allegedly created by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, has sparked a storm of backlash in Bosnia and Herzegovina hoping for membership.

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