Posts Tagged: Slovenia
In 1990, the large national debt, stagnation, and Serbian nationalism threatened to tear apart the Yugoslav state.
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
Marko Hren has spent a lot of time thinking about the “what if” and believes that peace activists might have been able to prevent the slaughter that spread through the region in the 1990s.
Slovenia has achieved the most economic success among East-Central European states transitioning from communism, Bulgaria the least.
A year ago, the European Court of Human Rights mandated that Slovenia pay compensation to the 25,000 people stripped of residency in the wake of the country's independence.
For many the decomposition of Yugoslavia into its constituent republics in the early 1990s was anything but smooth.
There was a very peculiar alliance between the punk music scene and the intellectuals, who tried to justify the appearance of this punk music.
"There is no success in the Balkans without reconnecting everything except politics."
These days, membership in the European Union comes with no guarantees.