Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Bosnians and Albanians May Visit Europe Without Visas from 2011

7 October 2010 | The citizens of Bosnia and Albania may be able to visit the European Union countries of the Schengen zone without visas from the the beginning of next year. Full Story

Albania Declares Impressive Growth in Tourism

6 October 2010 | Over 1,8 million foreign tourists have visited Albania in the first eight months of 2010, local media reported. Full Story

Bosniaks Turn to Moderate Politics, Croats and Serbs Support Nationalism

4 October 2010 | The latest general elections in Bosnia saw Croats and Serbs in the republic reelecting theis nationalist parties, while Bosniaks made a turn towards more moderate political behaviour. Full Story

Earthquakes Shake the Sea of Marmara Region and Beyond

4 October 2010 | The seismic activity in the Sea of Marmara region is on the raise, reported Turkish media, after 19 earthquakes between 2,3 and 3,1 on the Richter scale were detected in the area only in September. Full Story

Real Estate Prices Keep Falling in Croatia

4 October 2010 | The drop in real estate prices in Croatia reached 1,2 percent only in one month, in September, announced local media. Full Story

Tourism in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia Not for the Faint-Hearted

31 August 2010 | Some of the countries of the former Yugoslavia are trying hard to develop tourism, sometimes in spite of – or along with, traces of the recent wars that shook in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s.
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Serbia's Arts Festivals Have Lost Their Way

31 August 2010 | Arts festivals flourished when Serbia was in crisis in the 1990s. Ironically, in today’s freer climate, the arts are in crisis, while the festival concept has lost its way. Full Story

Bulgaria Becomes British Tourists’ Most Preferred Summer Destination

31 August 2010 | Bulgaria is the most preferred summer destinations among British tourists, surpassing other traditionally popular holiday spots, such as Sydney and Rio de Janeiro, according to a recent study by the Centre for Economics and... Full Story

Romania: Bukovina Church Added to UNESCO World Heritage Site

31 August 2010 | Romania's tourism industry hopes for a boost following UN recognition of an eighth church at Bukovina's famous Sucevita Monastery. Full Story

Macedonia: Ohrid Festival Wraps Up

30 August 2010 | The 50th jubilee edition of Macedonia’s Ohrid Summer Festival, the largest such event in the country, concluded on Friday.
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Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story

Curiosity Chest

Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story

Useful Reads

In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story


Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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