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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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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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She’s Still in School, But This Slovenian Journalist Just Took Down a High-Powered State Official

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:11:10 +0000

Journalist Lea Majcen is an overnight celebrity in Slovenia, after stumping government official Tilen Smolnikar with basic interview questions about his work as head of the country's renewable energy sector.


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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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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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Morbid Propaganda in Macedonia Takes Aim at Western Ambassadors

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:03:46 +0000

"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"


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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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Nationalists and Populists in Serbia and Macedonia Celebrate Trump's Victory

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:51:35 +0000

Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections caused ecstatic reactions among right-wing politicians and their adherents in several Balkan countries, especially due to animosity towards the Clintons.


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Slovenians Are More Interested in Melania Trump's Local Lawyer Than Stories About Her Past

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:30:29 +0000

Melania Trump recently filed defamation lawsuits against several people, and her choice of local Slovenian lawyer has raised some eyebrows in liberal circles.


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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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Remembering the Yugoslav Anti-War Movement of the Early 1990s

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:23:56 +0000

Internet users in the former Yugoslavia have decided to break with political elites' divisive rhetoric, and remember the region's proud, albeit unsuccessful, attempts to stop the wars of the 1990s.


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The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:02:59 +0000

A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.


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Youth NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe Tackle Corruption With a New Documentary Series

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:21:05 +0000

In the former Yugoslavia and former USSR, "from kindergarten to university, generations of children and students grow up learning about corruption from their own experiences."


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Twitter-Based Doodling Community Inspires Creativity Across Eastern and Central Europe

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:03:00 +0000

Dozens of artists and amateurs take part in a Twitter-based drawing initiative every week with the aim of bringing more fun and art to the Internet.


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