All tagged balkans

Srebrenica and Stolac, Site of Contentious Local Election in Bosnia-Herzegovina

It’s been 21 years since the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995 that signaled the end of war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). And on 02 October 2012, the local and municipal elections were held, the first major election in which a generation born after the war could vote. Yet, even this new generation of voters could not make changes to the country’s entrenched ethnically based political parties.

Growing Tourism Potential on the Albanian Coast

In the 1990s, Albania was not likely to be found on a list of top travel destinations. Having emerged from its hermetic dictatorship as the poorest country in Europe, it descended into violent anarchy by 1997. Nearly twenty years later, though, the situation is dramatically different.

Kosovo’s Road to Quality Public Education

Though Kosovo Albanians enjoyed access to Albanian-language education at all levels beginning in 1968, the Serbian government under Slobodan Milosevic instituted new regulations that were perceived to encroach on these educational privileges.