Regions / Slovenia
Slovenia has achieved the most economic success among East-Central European states transitioning from communism, Bulgaria the least.
A year ago, the European Court of Human Rights mandated that Slovenia pay compensation to the 25,000 people stripped of residency in the wake of the country's independence.
For many the decomposition of Yugoslavia into its constituent republics in the early 1990s was anything but smooth.
"There was a very peculiar alliance between the punk music scene and the intellectuals, who tried to justify the appearance of this punk music."
"There is no success in the Balkans without reconnecting everything except politics."
Why did Slovenia turn 25,000 residents into illegal immigrants overnight?
After 16 years, Slovenes may finally be coming to terms with the "erased."
Kosovo's declaration of independence is a violation of international law and an example of behind-the-scenes U.S. manipulation.
After handshakes and statements of good will, the two sides will return home, each with its own fish to fry elsewhere.