Opinions


February 28, 2019

If Serbia’s President can maneuver the main opposition bloc into boycotting the next elections he might lose some legitimacy – but that won’t worry him or his supporters very much.

February 27, 2019

It may be only a question of time before Milorad Dodik’s regime in the Republika Srpska, like Vladimir Putin’s in Russia, starts killing its fiercest critics.

February 26, 2019

Montenegro’s President has ridden out many political scandals before – but as the latest revelations turn him into a liability for the ruling party, his long ride may be moving to a close.

February 21, 2019

Britain and Greece are very different – but the anti-establishment flavour of the referendums in both countries hold lessons for supporters of a second EU vote in the UK

February 20, 2019

The idea of the ruling party’s nemesis taking up the new chief prosecutor’s post in Europe horrifies Romania’s Social Democrats – which is why they are desperate to stop it from happening.

February 14, 2019

Instead of just commemorating the Holocaust with public gestures, the Croatian Catholic Church should show its commitment to truth by stopping churches from hosting events at which the WWII fascist Ustasa movement’s crimes are downplayed.

February 13, 2019

Catholic ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania are mostly thrilled that the Pope is coming to say mass at alegendary shrine – but some eye the expected presence of Romanian politicians with mistrust.

February 12, 2019

As the EU’s engagement in the Balkans fades, and global narratives shift, local leaders may be tempted to trying applying local solutions to unresolved issues – which in the past ended in violence.

February 6, 2019

A board game in which players try to escape from Communist countries reinforces a narrative which identifies Nazism and Communism as equally evil – an idea that’s being used by historical revisionists in the Balkans to whitewash fascists.

February 5, 2019

The tragi-comic performance of Romania’s ministers while presenting the priorities of its European Council presidency made Romanians cringe – and should be a warning of what is to come.