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These are fascinating times if you watch the goings-on on the internet. I believe that we are seeing the start of a war being waged over the freedom of the web. The benefits that have been brought to us as individuals, corporations, governments and – almost – everybody it seems, by an open internet, are… » read more

The “European perspective” is key concept for integrating western Balkans into EU. The main carrot for ordinary people during this millennium has been visa-free travel after some 17 years of isolation. On 15th July 2009, the European Commission submitted its proposal on visa-free travel for citizens of Western Balkans countries. After a non-binding opinion of… » read more

World Audit Org has been conducting sc. Democracy Audit since 1997. Their survey is concerned only with the criteria of democracy – which they hold to be Human Rights; Political Rights; Free Speech and Absence of Corruption. 150 nations, all those with populations in excess of one million are included. Related to 1st part of… » read more

Different aspects of freedom are fundamental value of human rights in Balkans as well globally. While starting of a year it’s good time to check the near past and make some benchmarking. Rankings or ratings are one kind of (process) benchmarking in which organizations or in this case states evaluate various aspects of their processes… » read more

Freedom in Balkans

Political freedom is usually described as the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. Often word “Liberty” – the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will – has been connected to freedom and social anarchists see… » read more

Europe = ?

This morning your author found himself at a meeting and discussion about political foundations and their importance. Needless to say, I was there more by accident than design. It was organised by ENoP, European Network of Political Foundations Whilst it would be reasonable to suggest that political and civil society groups are not where my… » read more

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