Europe and the Western Balkans: Dull Reality and Unrealistic Expectations

An analysis of how and why the EU accession process for the Western Balkans seems to be going nowhere, and what this might mean for the region.

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Zagreb is OURS – Green Municipalism in Action

A last minute bid by activists in Zagreb to join together and stand in city elections led to a result that could make waves within a political climate of corruption and apathy.

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The Rise and Fall of ORaH

When Croatia’s first Green Party (OraH) emerged, many held high hopes that it could consolidate its position as a Green alternative in Croatia’s political landscape. However, it has struggled to overcome the obstacles it has faced, as well as to resolve its own internal flaws.

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The Curious Case of Croatia

Unlike many other post-communist countries which experienced fragmentation and instability, Croatia’s party system has retained its basic stability for a long time. Yet a significant section of the electorate has sought an alternative – and as a result a succession of new political actors have emerged, with varying degrees of success. But how are they likely to fare at the country’s September parliamentary elections?

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