2018年2月15日 星期四

Balkan Insight Premium Weekly - Thursday, 15 February 2018

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Mogul Puts Pressure on Bulgaria's Independent Media

Bulgaria's few remaining independent media organizations are facing fresh pressure as a controversial media baron pushes for a new law, exposing their external funding.
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Mapping Belgrade's Great Love Stories

With Valentine's Day approaching, BIRN tours city addresses that were the scenes of romantic, often tragic, love stories.
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Croats Ponder 'Grand Coalition' to End Political Deadlock

As Germany moves towards the installation of a new left-right coalition government, some say that Croatia may have to consider the same option.
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Kosovo's New Power Plant is an Expensive Mistake

The contract for the New Kosova coal-fired power plant is a monumental error – for which the people of Kosovo will be paying, in various ways, for the next six decades.
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Bulgaria's South-North Economic Divide Continues to Widen

With its poor infrastructure, brain drain and population loss, the north of Bulgaria is falling ever further behind the booming south, creating new social tensions in the country.
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Albanian Minors Risk Everything to Escape Poverty Trap

Thousands of Albanian children have left home to seek asylum in the EU – claiming their parents abandoned them.
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Missing Persons' Families Seek Answers as Vucic Visits Croatia

As Aleksandar Vucic makes his first visit to Croatia as Serbia's president, relatives of the remaining missing persons from the 1990s war are hoping he will bring information to help find their loved ones.
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Leaked: Twelve Air Serbia Pilots Flew Unvetted in 2017

Air Serbia's fleet could be grounded after it used pilots who flew internationally despite not completing mandatory security checks by the Ministry of the Interior or security services.
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Serbian Musician Making Highchairs for the Needy

Harmonica player by night, carpenter by day - Milorad Jurkovic helps families all over Serbia by making free highchairs and chairs for disabled youngsters.
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Election Law Dispute Pushes Bosnia Towards the Brink

Despite endless meetings and growing international intervention in the dispute, a solution to the problem over Bosnia's troubled election law looks nowhere in sight.
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Abu Dhabi Funding Fails to Kickstart Montenegro's Agriculture

Questions surround the Montenegrin government's use of an important loan from Abu Dhabi – after one only one of the nine 'big players' in farming that obtained cash to develop has since realised its project.
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