Macedonia: More Scary Skeletons Are Yet to Break Out of Yugoslavia’s Closet

Dozens of classical-like monuments often criticized as kitschy were built by the Gruevski government in Macedonia’s capital Skopje to boost nationalist sentiment in the so called Skopje 2014 project. Photo: Wikipedia, Raso

The ugly disintegration of the former Yugoslavia is probably far from over. The Republic of Macedonia could be the next time bomb. Continue reading “Macedonia: More Scary Skeletons Are Yet to Break Out of Yugoslavia’s Closet”

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Romania and Its Civil Society: The New Former Communist Success Story

Some 150,000 Romanian protesters are believed to have rallied in Bucharest on February 1, 2017. Photo: Wikipedia

It’s quite simple: Romania has got a civil society, and it works!

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