Should religious communities be involved in countering violent extremism (CVE)?

Many analyses and research are done about what are the main reasons of emergence and practice of violent extremism in the Balkan region.

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How can fiscal transparency lead to better accountability?

Financial instability in different countries has become one of the main causes for the global economic crisis. International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is promoting the need for enhanced public sector reporting and financial management through its recently launched Accountability Now! Initiative, which aims to promote awareness, facilitate guidance on implementation of IPSASs, and encourage the development of needed technical skills.

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The Russian (gas) connection – how Macedonia did its deals

It is no novelty that Russia is meddling in the Western Balkans. In the last year, especially since the last US elections, the news regarding Russia’s influence in different regions including the Balkans have been increasing. Regarding energy however, this has been going on for a while and in a sense under the radar for several years.

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Policymakers and the public recently have been facing the question of “preventing violent extremism,” leaving many state officials wondering what a policy solution should look like.

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Reforms of Macedonia’s intelligence services, where to begin?

With the formation of the new government led by SDSM one of the most frequently mentioned reforms is the restructuring of Macedonian intelligence services.

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