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Armenia – Azerbaijan: Why Russia will lose out on a possible peace deal

By Igor Chalenko* The Kremlin is forcing the residents of Karabakh to refuse food and humanitarian aid  The Kremlin aims at freezing the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in Karabakh according to the scenario of the Ukrainian Donbas,...
Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Before dawn I wait for the first smell of Suhoor from the kitchen. My mother is cooking. I can feel the smell, unusual, sweet, full of feelings. It is not just the smell of food,... Fasting is “forced poverty”

The 8 absurdities of the Balkan Greater State nationalism

1. Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is. We’d need at least one more Balkan peninsula to satisfy everybody. 2.But none of them considers that as taking something... All countries have “historical arguments”

To Serve and Protect: Meet the Ezerani Park Rangers

While most of us work in weekdays and wait for a little precious spare time to spend in nature, some were lucky enough to have nature as their working place. Borche Lazarovski, Toni Dzepovski are... What is it that jeopardizes the park, anyway?

Bulgarian and Macedonian journalists join forces to fight fake news

The Bulgarian and the Macedonian journalists sent a strong condemnation of hate speech and mutual support in the fight against fake news, from the first ever “Weekend of Dialogue – Journalists Against Prejudice” held in... The first step is to establish a Rapid Communication Group

“Free of charge” – by the state

When the state tells you that it provides something for free, it’s the same as if the fridge offers to buy you lunch. If nobody puts food in the fridge, nothing will come out of... The state never gives anything for free

Historic places in Istanbul – Samatya

I have lived in Istanbul for almost 40 years now, and I feel a duty to tell about the city. My first reportage will be accompanied by a cup of Turkish coffee with just a...


When you listen to an hour and a half of ska, reggae and rap spiced with familiar Balkan sound, Roma melodies and pop evergreens, when crowds dance to songs by Goran Bregovic and Manu Chao,... Borders don’t mean anything

Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

To some it is the need to escape for a while from the gloominess of winter and the increasing difficulties of everyday life. Others see it as a spiritual uplifting occasion and a return to... Peek over our wintertime festivities

The Last Chance

For about 30 years, two countries are fighting for one name. In the past decades, the world powers differ supporting one side or the other, or both of them to reach the historical agreement. The... This agreement leads to the future