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COVID-19 Surges as South-East Europe Heads for Winter

Two ambulances carrying patients infected with COVID-19 arrive at the University Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI. With the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases continuing to grow in south-east Europe, there are growing concerns about the ability of healthcare systems in various countries to deal with the […]Read More

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Several hundred nationalists and extreme right-wingers tried to disrupt the opening of the Miredita, Dobar Dan! festival in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on October 22, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Marko Djokovic. A view of the smog hanging over the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on October 21, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir. Police detain a demonstrator who took […]Read More

Protest in Prague Against COVID-19 Measures Turns Violent

There was a rare sign of violent dissent in Prague over the weekend as a protest over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic erupted into a battle with riot police. Over 2,000 protestors, many of them football and ice hockey sports ‘ultra’ fans from around the country, gathered on Sunday in Prague’s Old Town […]Read More