Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

Posted on 22. April 2014 by Afrola Plaku When asked “Where do you come from”, I have no hesitation in answering “Italy”, even if that is not entirely true. Indeed, it is not at all. Although I moved to the country when I was two years old, I had my entire education between Trieste and … Continue reading Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

Brown stain on the map of Slovakia

Posted on 24. November 2013 by Lukáš Fúčela When I logged into Facebook this morning it resembled a situation after a major sport success of a national team. The whole “wall” was full of comments and articles on a single topic – a brown stain in the political map of Slovakia after the regional elections. Everybody … Continue reading Brown stain on the map of Slovakia

Between cultures and religions, past and future

Posted on 20. November 2013 by Daniel Gjokjeski Whoever thought that is a broad topic to cover in a blog, he`s right! However, sometimes things can be so intense on different levels that it is good to remind ourselves on some fundamental concepts and current tracks before making any judgments. Yes, the Balkans are again … Continue reading Between cultures and religions, past and future

European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?

Posted on 31. January 2013 by Marta Remacha Do you know which cities have been chosen this year as “European Capitals of Culture”? If you do a quick search on Google you will find that they are: Marseille(France) and Košice (Slovakia). Maybe you have never heard about this “title” but here in France I have only … Continue reading European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?