Zverzhanovski fears that the Balkans
is becoming a cheap source of weapons for a variety of terror cells in Europe: "We don't know how the Paris attackers got their weapons.
The growing perception among many governments in the Balkans
is that Turkish Islamists are no longer interested in bridging gaps among cultural and religious groups in the Balkans
in the interest of peace and harmony, but are instead attempting to build proxy communities.
Peninsula is one of the most diversified regions in European geography in many aspects: It is ethnically diversified, religiously diversified and culturally diversified.
Frontier Advisory Founder and Managing Director Veljko Kustrov said: "The Balkans
are becoming increasingly attractive to both strategic and financial investors.
Canada is closely monitoring the situation in the Balkans
and will respond as appropriate.
With regard to (dis)continuity of the old social practices in the Balkans
, George Shopflin argues the power of myth is to include or to exclude ideas, to define how we perceive our common interests.
This edited volume brings together a combination of well-known scholars dealing with the Balkans
region, such as Florian Bieber and Peter Emerson, and emerging academics including Vera Stojarova, Daniel Bochsler, and Jakub Sedo.
A closer look reveals that the Balkans
currently is a mixture of Greek-style economic problems, Silvio Berlusconi-style politics, and Turkish-style enthusiasm when it comes to the EU's will to integrate the countries of the region.
The fact that Rompuy did not come to the meeting showed that the Union is evading responsibilities because it has not cleared up its stance in reference to the Western Balkans
," University Professor Gjorgji Tonovski says.
James Headley's Russia and the Balkans
is an analysis of the changing nature of Russia's foreign policy in the Balkan
region, especially following the violent break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
Cioran, adding that, to some, a definition coming from him would certainly be considered "dubious," since Cioran himself came from the Balkans
; I am repeating my main point here, because it impresses me as a fitting overture for (yet another) reflection on the Balkans
: "The problem with the Balkans
, its fateful curse, is often precisely the way it fits into outsiders' definitions, its susceptibility to what a poet described thus: somebody from outside always comes to threaten us.
Much of the Balkans
has become a hunting ground for local mafias, often working together to smuggle Afghan narcotics, asylum seekers, sex-trade slaves, weapons and cigarettes into Europe.