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Out Now: Trashbus. The Balkan Stories.

Dear friends,

my collection of short stories is out now! You can buy my book at the BoD-Bookshop, at Amazon or the online store of your choice. 218 more words


(Quasi)Academic Foundations of a Racist "Greater Albania"

by Prof. Vladislav B. Sotirovic

The topic to be addressed in this text is the basic misconception on the question of the Balkan Albanian ethnogenesis and national identity that was framed by extremely geo-politically coloured the German-based “Illyrian” theory of the Albanian ethnic and cultural origin. 4,682 more words


Where Hallowe'en & Thanksgiving Meet

Crouching in the south-eastern corner of the board sits the Wicked Witch of the East: Turkey.


Turkey, in the guise of the Ottoman Empire, was a major power in the Middle Ages. 2,421 more words


'Mad dog' Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO: Increase defence spending or U.S. changes its commitments

BRUSSELS — Defence Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum Wednesday to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), warning that if they do not boost their defence spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them. 626 more words


Croatia and Hungary Are 'New Face of Corruption' in Europe

Nikolaj Nielsen reports for EU Observer:

Perceived corruption in Croatia and Hungary is so high that both have dropped in global rankings when compared to last year, according to Transparency International (TI). 97 more words

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Istria's Mons Rubineus

Rovinj in Croatian and Rovigno in Italian is a Croatian city situated on the northern Adriatic coast and in the western parts of the Istrian Peninsula. 486 more words

Let's Travel


The bus arrived in the austere light of an ethereal sky. Darkness was quickly descending, and I could only clearly make out the most severe silhouettes, like the large cross high up on the hillside and the domed roof and minaret of the mosque. 325 more words