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Giulia Cecchettin’s Femicide Sparks Outcry in Italy – And Calls for Change

In a letter published in the newspaper Corriere della Sera, and in statements made on a national live television program, Elena Cecchettin, Giulia’s sister, brought...

Birn Explains: What Bosnian Serb ‘Foreign Agent Bill’ Means in Practice

Civil society organisations in Bosnia’s mainly Serb-populated Republika Srpska entity are counting down the days until lawmakers begin debating a bill to restrict the...

Devised in a Cell, Kosovo Political Prisoner’s Literary Epic Celebrates Freedom

Back in 1985, Bajram Kosumi, then a 25-year-old political prisoner, was walking around his isolation cell in a prison in the Serbian city of...

Albania’s Parliament Told to Work Online Following Mps’ Clashes

Albania’s parliament moved to online sessions on Wednesday after physical clashes between opposition and majority MPs two days ago resulted in the interruption of...

Albania Agrees to Host Centres Processing Migrants to Italy

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and her Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, on Monday in Rome signed an important memorandum of understanding under which Albania...

Victims of Albania Ammunition Blast Win Case at European Court

The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR ruled on Tuesday that 17 victims of an explosion at an ammunition dump in the Albanian town...

Balkan, Central European, Countries to See Record Presence at Euro 2024

As Croatia’s football national team narrowly beat Armenia 1:0 on Tuesday at Zagreb’s “Maksimir” stadium, it raised to six the total number of Balkan...


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