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State-affiliated actors launch smear campaign against Hungarian investigative nonprofit Átlátszó

This story was published by the Hungarian investigative journalism non-profit, Atlatszo. An edited version was published as part of a partnership with Global Voices. Tamás Bodoky, editor-in-chief of Atlatszo, told Media1 that he believes there is a coordinated campaign to attack the investigative nonprofit from actors close to Hungary's ruling party Fidesz, mirroring the autocratic methods used in Putin’s Russia.   Reminiscent...

Why does Putin want escalation with the West?

The former head of the Bulgarian state intelligence agency Dimo ​​Gjaurov, in an interview with TV Nova, commented that one of the goals of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the escalation of the conflict with Ukraine is to force Europe and the United States to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Meanwhile, the partner of EURACTIV Europe Elects, estimates...

Alternative medicine magazines continue to promote Putin’s cult in North Macedonia and the region

The network of magazines promoting the 'brand Russia' and Putin's image in the form of alternative medicine advice continues to operate in most states following the breakup of Yugoslavia. In April 2019, Meta.mk released an analysis indicating the impact of two magazine networks coming from Serbia, that are also distributed through direct exports to Bosnia and Montenegro and/or through local...

Karakachanov: Putin must correct his mistake, the Slavic alphabet is Bulgarian

Russian politics has never been fair to Bulgaria and Bulgarian history, said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Krasimir Karakachanov, after the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in a statement said that the Slavic alphabet comes from Macedonia. Karakachanov, who is the leader of the Bulgarian IMRO party, said that thanks to the Bulgarian alphabet, the Russians are literate. “The...

Ivanov and Putin meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in the Balkans

Today in Moscow, the President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov will meet with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, reports the cabinet of the Russian President. "It is expected that the two leaders will discuss issues pertaining to further development of bilateral cooperation. They will also exchange opinions on current regional issues and, primarily, on the situation in the Balkans", reads the statement from the official website...

Rohrabacher turns to “Twitter” calling for Macedonia to follow the example of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Republican Congressman and also the Chairman of the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher continues to promote the controversial idea of the partition of Macedonia on "Twitter." While answering messages and reactions on "Twitter" about his views on Macedonia, including the former Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, says that "if the Macedonian people do...

Tsipras: We want Balkans without nationalism and irredentism

Greece wants to remain a factor of stability and security in the Balkan region and to put an end to nationalism and nationalist policies on the Balkans. This, from the floor of the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, was recommended by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, during his official visit to Russia. - We support active Balkan policy, away...

If there are elections tomorrow, Putin would get 75 percent of Russian votes

If elections for head of state are held on Sunday, three-quarters of the Russians, or 75 percent, would vote for President Vladimir Putin, according to a recent survey of the Fund for Public Opinion Research (FOM). Thus, the electoral rating of Putin has reached a new record level when, six months ago, 71 percent of Russians were ready to cast...