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"Diploma Factories": Kosovo and Albania Churn Out Graduates with Few Prospects

Jeton Mehmeti

More and more young people are getting university degrees but many end up jobless or in low-skilled work

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Motherhood on Ice: Women Face Egg-Freezing Quandary

Jasmina Lazic

Women in the West are being encouraged to freeze their eggs to have a better chance of conceiving later in life. Will the procedure catch on in Serbia and Croatia?

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Red Revival: The Fall and Rise of Karl Marx

Damir Pilic

Meet the academics whose devotion to Marxism cost them their jobs in the 1990s — and the thinkers driving Marx back up the political agenda across Europe today.

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Tolerance Test: Radicalisation Poses Challenge for Albania

Vladimir Karaj

Is a long tradition of religious coexistence at risk from the rise of a strain of Islam openly hostile to other faiths?

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Love Thy Neighbour: The church and the refugees

Kostas Koukoumakas

Priests in the Balkans are among those helping the thousands reaching Europe's shores — even as some of their colleagues raise fears about the arrival of large numbers of Muslims

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War Gains: Bulgarian Arms Add Fuel to Middle East Conflicts

Maryia Petkova

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US have bought millions of dollars of Bulgarian weaponry, much of it likely destined for the war in Syria, a BIRN investigation reveals

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The Roma and the Radicals: Bulgaria’s Alleged ISIS Support Base

Zornitsa Stoilova

Accusations that a charismatic imam and his followers have spread ISIS propaganda and assisted jihadists reveal a deeper story about a marginalised community

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Vicious Circle: Albanian Victims Struggle to Escape Shadow of Sex Trade

Lindita Cela

Abused by gangsters, disowned by their families and let down by the state, women who were trafficked as sex slaves face an uphill battle to build new lives.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museums: Disarray in Athens and Belgrade

Fotini Barka

The saga behind a much-delayed showcase for contemporary art reflects many of modern Greece's woes — and has parallels with a troubled project in Serbia.

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Fashion Victims: Even in EU, Garment Workers Face Tough Conditions

Laura Stefanut

Women in Romania and Bulgaria endure low pay, long hours and gruelling work to make clothes for luxury Western brands.