Ottoman heritage in (re-)making – Bulgaria’s step forward to the past
The decision to scrap Turkish and Arabic name-places in Stara Zagora has to be understood through the lens of an anti-Islam rhetoric that has banally... Read More
Greece – Balkan dissonance and the creation myth of “Europe”
Reeling European governments and the Brussels bureaucracy will become even less patient than before in dealing with a region where their serial failures to enforce their myth of civic identity and multi-ethnic integration have undermined the narrative of Europe as a united, just, effective and relevant international actor.
Evading the rule of law
The failure to extradite Agim Ceku, the former prime minister of Kosovo, represents a further blow to international law and good neighbourly relations in the Western Balkans.