Diaries 2016


Decay and Denial in an Old Romanian Spa Town

Diana Mesesan

Addiction? Giving a name to a growing problem among Romanian gamblers


‘We Don’t Do It Here’ – Abortion Rights Under Threat in Croatia

Masenjka Bacic

Abortion is legal in Croatia, but increasingly feels forbidden


Halted in Hungary

Aleksandrina Ginkova

Border militias fill a vacuum in eastern Europe, sometimes with the state, sometimes against it


In Romania, Recycling to Survive

Adrian Lungu

Homeless go about informal recycling with a quiet efficiency sorely lacking from official efforts


Germans and their forests

Dimitra Triantafyllou

Freedom to choose is at the centre of Germany’s embrace of alternative medicine, but not in Greece


In Serbia, Union Badges Lose Their Lustre

Marija Janković

Trade unions in Serbia have lost power and squandered workers’ pride during years of bruising transition

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In Kosovo, Rumour As Dangerous As Fact

Serbeze Haxhiaj

Fear and rumour stalk ex-guerrilla heartlands as a new court readies war crimes trials


“Everyone knows everyone”- in an Italian port, a familiar tale

Elvis Nabolli

An Italian journalist marvels at Albania’s industrious cannabis smugglers


Memory Loss in Macedonian City That Rose From Rubble

Bojan Blazhevski

The architects behind Skopje’s post-earthquake resurrection face fading into obscurity.