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UNESCO Protects Balkan Grandma March Day Custom As Cultural Heritage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:28 +0000

Cultural heritage activists in South-eastern Europe celebrate UNESCO's recognition of the Balkan Grandma March Day custom of wearing red and white wool ornaments.

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In Moldova, Civil Society Stands Up to ‘Big Brother’ Law

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:27:49 +0000

Pressured by civil society, Moldovan legislators debate whether to amend the flawed surveillance-enabling legal changes, called the "Big Brother" Law, or to demand a completely new proposal by the government.

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Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:15:56 +0000

While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.

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Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:39:32 +0000

A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.

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Eurasia’s Leaders Urged to Close Their “Cyber-Borders”

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:06:08 +0000

The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.

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Grandma March Day, the Balkan Tradition of Exchanging Handmade Amulets

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:32:30 +0000

Balkan countries have joined forces to preserve the custom and push for its inclusion on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.

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Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

Sat, 10 May 2014 20:12:16 +0000

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

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GV Face: This Valentine's Day, Love and Courtship Across Borders

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:05:21 +0000

Happy Valentine's Day! This February 14 we bring you GV's very own love story told by the beatiful couple Sylwia Presley and Dan Braghis.

Tensions Grow at Moldova-Transnistria Security Zone

Wed, 01 May 2013 01:39:21 +0000

Tensions increased during the night of April 26-27 in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova, as the Transnistrian authorities unilaterally installed two checkpoints between the village of Varniţa and the city of Bender. Diana Lungu reports.

Running 1,000 Miles for Europe's Trafficked Children

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:01:59 +0000

This month, Rob Martineau, Tom Stancliffe, and Guy Hacking are running 1,000 miles from Odessa to Dubrovnik, via Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Croatia, as part of the Run For Love 1000 campaign, whose aim is to raise funds for Love146, a UK charity that “gives care...

Hello Spring, Goodbye Evil Eye

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:46:02 +0000

Μάρτης [el], мартеница [bg], мартинка [mk], mărțișor [ru]…however you call it, an ancient tradition [el] with multiple variations that takes place in the Balkans. So, weave your red-and-white threads for protection against the “evil eye” or to welcome Spring! Written by Veroniki Krikoni · comments (2) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook...

Moldova Without Government: What's Next – East or West?

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:12:22 +0000

On March 5, Moldova’s Parliament passed a no-confidence motion, dismissing the country's pro-European three-party coalition government led by Vlad Filat. Just a few weeks earlier, Moldova seemed to be the greatest hope on the European Union’s Eastern borders. Now, it is headed for a serious political crisis. Diana Lungu reports.

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:52:59 +0000

On January 23, 2013, an excerpt from the annual report of l'ACAT-France, A World of Torture 2013, makes a fresh assessment of the state of torture in the world [fr]: “A report called A World of Torture in 2013, assesses torture practices that continue to be alarming, from Pakistan to...

Europe's Frozen Conflicts

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:25:47 +0000

Black Sea News publishes Natalya Belitser's paper [en] – “Transnistrian Conflict: State of Affairs and Prospects of Settlement” – written for the international conference on “frozen conflicts” in Europe, which was held in September 2012 in Bled, Slovenia (via Andrei Klimenko). Written by Veronica Khokhlova · comments (0) Donate · Share...

Albania: Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:35:44 +0000

The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2012 opens in Tirana today. This is the third time that the festival is being held; this year's theme is “TALK TO ME – multilingualism and communication”; the program of the three-day event is here. Written by Veronica Khokhlova · comments (0) Donate ·...