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Clashes between Albanians and Serbs in northern Kosovo, for the second time in a month, serve as a reminder that the most dangerous nationalist wound of the Balkan peninsula has not healed.


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16.10.2021 / 15:49

The health difficulties faced by Ephraim, prior of the Monastery of Vatopedi, who for two months battled coronavirus in the capital’s Evangelismos Hospital, should have shaken all those in the Church, including the monastic communities both on Mount Athos and elsewhere, who insist on doubting the existence of Covid-19 and are waging war on the vaccines.


23.08.2021 / 18:55

Greece’s 2021 tourism data will most likely exceed expectations shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. It would be premature, of course, to draw any final conclusions about the season.


03.08.2021 / 16:59

The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania agreed last Thursday to open their borders to one another, allowing free passage to their respective citizens, goods and capital as of January 1, 2023.



02.07.2021 / 21:27

By publicly calling his country just “Macedonia,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has in a sense violated the regulations of the 2018 Prespes agreement; a bilateral pact between Greece and North Macedonia concerning the country’s name.


28.04.2021 / 11:21

A “ghost” of a non-paper that is said to outline changes to the borders of the Western Balkans has come along to revive nightmare scenarios at a time of heavy geopolitical turbulence in the broader region.


27.04.2021 / 09:11

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was the first Greek prime minister to visit Libya. He had been preceded more than 15 years earlier by then-president Karolos Papoulias.


19.04.2021 / 21:00

Apart from weakening the so-called systemic parties and electing new ones to Parliament, the recent elections in Bulgaria also expressed the electorate’s disapproval of the ultra-nationalist parties that did not make the cut.


11.04.2021 / 10:16

Last Sunday’s election result has thrown Bulgaria into a period of political uncertainty. Not far from there, alarming developments seem to be unfolding in Ukraine.



24.03.2021 / 14:26

The director of the regional health clinic at Karyes expects that by the end of May over 500 monks, out of a general population of about 4,000, will have been vaccinated in the autonomous monastic polity in Northern Greece. 


05.03.2021 / 21:19

A year after a failed attempt by thousands of undocumented migrants and refugees to force their way into Greece through its northeastern land border with Turkey, the Evros frontier has evolved into an almost impenetrable European fortress.



14.01.2021 / 16:53

Immediately after Greece announced the expansion of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from 6 to 12 miles, some in Albania started playing the same old, tired tune: “Greece is making a grab at our seas.”