Regions / Slovenia
Anti-immigration sentiment has created a new set of walls in the Balkans.
In 1990, the large national debt, stagnation, and Serbian nationalism threatened to tear apart the Yugoslav state.
Despite the fallout in Ukraine, several Balkan countries are angling to join NATO — and freely misinforming their publics to get there.
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
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.
Action-oriented, the Slovenia Occupy movement didn’t get mired in debate.
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.