Let’s talk about the Balkans

Central Europe News Brief: May 2012

News | Vienna Review | May 2012

The first political talk show to be broadcast simultaneously across Balkan countries since the break up of Yugoslavia went on air in April, with support from ERSTE Foundation, the charity wing of the Austrian bank.

In the five episodes of Okruženje (Vicinities) broadcast in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Serbia, guests from the different countries discussed the topics mutual prejudices, the economic crisis, the media, the Great Powers and the Balkans, and being young in the Balkans.

"The problems we face all have a regional dimension, so the solutions have to be regional too," Nenad Šebek, the show’s host, told Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, an Italian regional monitor.

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