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Thinking inside the box: the Balkans as construction

“I can’t stand it anymore”, I hear a friend complain, “This constant need to label us as the Balkans , whatever that’s supposed to mean.” And she is right to grumble, because somehow everyone is talking about it and at the same time nobody: The Balkans. The term brings back memories of the Balkan Wars and not often it…

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An outside perspective on a Europe of Regions

In 2012, I was 19 years old at that time, I left Europe for the first time to travel to the United States where a person told me I’m dumb, because I don’t know how to speak “European” and another person told me I’m prudish, because I wasn’t half naked on Halloween. I was very…

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