Edi Rama, Prime Minister of AlbaniaEdi Rama, a painter, politician and former mayor of Tirana, became Prime minister of Albania in September of last year. He has just met French President François Hollande here in P...
Record flooding in BalkansIn this edition: online reports of the deadly flooding in Bosnia and Serbia; web users campaign to save Chris Hadfield`s “Space Oddity” cover; and free-diving with jellyfish.
Goran Bregovic on bringing his unique take on Balkan music to the worldToday's guest is one of the biggest stars of the Balkans. From making music for Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s movies to composing for Iggy Pop, his unique mix of gypsy bra...
France arrests dozens in arms trafficking crackdownAuthorities have arrested 45 people across France and in French overseas territories as part of an operation targeting international arms traffickers, police said Monday.
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Croatia's demining deadlineIn Croatia, two decades after the war of independence, it is estimated that thousands of landmines are still buried in the soil. The European Union is urging the country to get rid...
EU: Is Croatia ready to join the club?It's the end of a long road. Croatia will join the European Union on July 1st, becoming the bloc's 28th member state. Famous for its stunning Adriatic coastline, Croatia...
Serbia apologises for Srebrenica massacreSerbia's president Tomislav Nikolic took the unprecedented step on Thursday of apologising for the Srebrenica massacre. Nikolic had previously denied that Serbian forces commi...
Politically incorrect and highly entertainingTwo politically incorrect comedies use unfortunate historical facts as springboards for effective entertainment. Terrific performances skewer the legacy of slavery in the America...
Back to the BalkansTwenty years after the Bosnian war, photojournalist Tom Haley joins us in the studio to share his memories. Also, scientology and religion take centre stage at the Venice Film Fest...
F.Y.R. of Macedonia: tough times for reporters (part 1)As ethnic tensions mount, threatening to derail Skopje’s EU bid, we find out why Macedonian Slavs and ethnic Albanians remain at loggerheads ten years after the country found itsel...
F.Y.R. of Macedonia: tough times for reporters (part 2)Trading with the neighbours - we show you how Macedonian companies are trying to make the most of their strategic location in the heart of the Balkans. Do you believe in miracles?...
Albanian and Macedonian deadlock (part 1)Twenty years after its independence, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is still seeing its EU membership negotiations stall over a longstanding name dispute with Greece. Sk...