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Whether you call him Radoje or Stojan, this shepherd from a Balkan folk song exists in 100 variations, from Slovakia to North Macedonia. But is his demise a medieval horror story at its finest, or a celebration of female energy? balkaninsight.com/2019/08/23…
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#FACTCHECK 🔎 | Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik is threatening to escalate his efforts to cut ties between Republika Srpska and the rest of Bosnia. We took a look at how far are his threats and claims based in fact: balkaninsight.com/2021/10/15…
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📷 WEEK IN PICTURES | Take a look at Chisinau City Day celebrations, Istanbul’s famous Tahtakale bazaar, Acropolis Hill in Athens and more: bit.ly/3FMox4V
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The ninth Montenegrin #Pride will take place tomorrow, under the slogan “Love people.” The organizers, @QueerMontenegro said their supporters will be pushing for the government to properly implement the same-sex partnership law. balkaninsight.com/2021/10/15…
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"After 10 years of a macho Fidesz government, I believe it is high time to finally have a female prime minister to stop this ‘cock fighting’,” Klara Dobrev tells BIRN. Read @einotai's intw w the most prominent anti-Orban candidate. The subtitles r fun too balkaninsight.com/2021/10/14…
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Kosovo’s Vetevendosje party blew the competition out of the water in February’s parliamentary election. But Sunday’s local polls are a different beast, analysts say. Here's why: balkaninsight.com/2021/10/01…
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Will Bulgaria finally elect a government? Who is behind a Transnistrian football club which has been on a European winning streak? And what was the recent Non-Aligned summit in Belgrade all about? Find out in our selection of Premium stories this week: bit.ly/3j4lhIh
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“The vaccination rate of the teachers is 94.3 %” Deputy Minister of Education, Dukagjin Pupovci, said today that 94.3 % of Kosovo teachers have received the COVID-19 vaccination.
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