“My Best Friend”

Love for A from Sarajevo and D from Čačak means respect. For two years now, these two twenty-three-year-olds have been building their love story on respect, overcoming all obstacles and prejudices. It Was Just Another Tinder Date  A and D met, as they say themselves, on a gloomy autumn day in Tuzla, mostly out of …

Equal Partnership As The Secret To A Successful Marriage

Maja Gasal Vražalica, age 37, and Sanjin Vražalica, age 44, from Sarajevo grew up in Berlin, Germany due to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. They met there as children. Childhood in Berlin Sanjin’s family fled from Sarajevo, and Maja’s from Livno. They lived in the same neighborhood in Berlin when their …

Between Dayton and the EU: The Road Ahead through the Eyes of Young European Ambassadors

On March 1, 2021, the 11th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and Albania took place. This was the first SA Council meeting since their decision to open accession negotiations for Albania in March 2020. While North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro are in the process of integrating EU legislation into …

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Balkan Diskurs staff is composed of both local and international members who possess experience and expertise in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from journalism and human rights to peacebuilding and transitional justice. As a team, we are dedicated to supporting young talent, challenging stereotypes and providing viewpoints on society, culture, and politics that cannot be found in other media.
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Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Your Ethnicity Is Not Written All Over Your Face
Ajla Lović and Darko Karać are a young couple from Banja Luka. They are just like any other young couple in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Every day they try to get the best out of the society they live in and to build a life in a community that for years seems to have forgotten about …
Single-Mindedness and Coexistence Do Not Go Together
Dušica Lukrecija Štilić, age 49, and Samir Štilić, age 50, are from Tuzla. They have been married for five years, but they first met in high school. After school, their life took them down different paths, but they were destined to meet again as more mature people. At that time, they were both divorced, but …
War Criminals in Spain During and After Franco’s Dictatorship
On March 31, 1994, José León Ramírez Reina died of heart failure in a hospital in the south of Spain. He was 87. He had previously lived in Madrid and in Seville, where he owned an extravagant villa named La Carlina. He was known for hosting elite parties and storing a rich collection of art …
Ines and Mario Bravely Walk Through Life Together
The young married couple Ines (33) and Mario (32) Zović from Zenica have been together for four years, married for the last three. Their love was capped off by the birth of their daughter Nora. They fell in love during an election campaign Mario’s family is from Doboj, about eighty kilometers from Zenica. Ines, originally …
Building Homes, Building Livelihoods, and Building Peace
The journey to reconstruct one’s life after war is long and fraught with danger. Current approaches by the global humanitarian system, including peacebuilding processes and local and national laws often make it an impossible journey. Conflict creates homelessness. Homelessness is one of the most immediate and wide-reaching impacts of warfare. According to the Internal Displacement …
Love Is Always The Right Value To Fight For
Although they have encountered many difficulties throughout their life together, Danijela and Miralem have been living in a happy marriage for 27 years. They proudly point out that love is always the right value to fight for, because when there is love, there is respect among partners. They Met At A Disco They started dating …