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Balkan Pride Parades Highlight Growing Support for LGBT Rights (and Politicians Are Taking Notice)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:51:00 +0000

Serbia's openly gay prime minister became the 'first head of government to attend a Balkan Pride event.' Cynics see her appointment, however, as a move to impress the European Union.


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Secular Voices in the Balkan States Oppose Religious Education in Public Schools

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:38:54 +0000

“Why do they call it ‘religious science’ when it’s not a science, but a subject about beliefs. So it needs to be called ‘religious beliefs’.”


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ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:42:54 +0000

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.


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Tens of Thousands in Croatia Decry Government Failure to Reform the Education Sector

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:19:37 +0000

“We don't want patriarchal upbringing and education”; “Put religious education in driving schools”; “Put sexual education in schools”.


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Croatians Are Planning a Repeat of Last Year's Massive Protests for Educational Reform

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:45:02 +0000

"Anyone who's thinking more than four years ahead knows that investing in education is worthwhile."


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Plagiarism Scandal Involving the Minister of Science and Education Still Stirs Croatia

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:07:44 +0000

A group of academics, supported by over 11 thousand signatories of an online petition, keep demanding the removal of plagiarists from high-ranking public office in Croatia.


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Three Decades and Several Films Later, a Creative Translation of ‘Alien’ Endures in the Balkans

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:12:23 +0000

"Then there's Alien or Osmi Putnik which literally translates to "The Eighth Passenger". What was the sequel translated as? More Passengers?"


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A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:35 +0000

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."


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Melania Trump Returns Gloriously to Her Homeland, Now as a Meme

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:22:30 +0000

During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College


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The First Non-US Animated Short to Win an Oscar Was Made by a Director From Croatia

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:19:38 +0000

With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.


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For a Limited Time, Croatians Get Free Access to a Digital Library of 100,000 Books

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:25:08 +0000

Not in Croatia? The Croatia Reads app also offers people outside the country Croatian books free of charge.


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Ex-Yugoslavs Mourn Vesna Vulović, Flight Attendant Who Survived Highest Ever Fall Without a Parachute

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:08:50 +0000

"Vesna Vulović survived a fall from 10,000 meters, but could not survive the year of 2016. :("


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A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:42 +0000

Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.


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Allegations of Rigged Ethnic Hungarian Voting in Croatia’s Latest Election

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:02:30 +0000

The number of people who registered to vote as ethnic Hungarians dramatically increased between Croatia's last two elections. Why?


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Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:52:48 +0000

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."


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