For almost three decades (1992), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation has been active for freedom in the Western Balkans and supports the countries on their way to a united Europe. From her project office in Belgrade she coordinates her political education work and advice in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. Together with her partners from politics, science and civil society, she works primarily on the topics of human and civil rights, digital and open society, democracy and the rule of law as well as communicating political strategies and market-economy structures.
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Kosovo
In Kosovo, too, the Corona crisis has led to deep and far-reaching restrictions in the economy and society. This paper, "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Kosovo", by the former Minister of Economy, Valdrin Lluka, provides a detailed overview of the development of the Kosovar economy during the pandemic, the measures taken by the government to contain or overcome the crisis, and a clear as well as differentiated assessment from a liberal perspective.
Regional Analysis on Disinformation during Covid-19 Pandemic
In cooperation with regional network of fact checkers FNF WB attempted to identify and analyze general dis-, mis- and mal-information trends during Covid-19 pandemic in the region as the unprecedented global crisis we found ourselves in only exaggerated the extremely negative societal impact of these phenomena.
A practical guide to the role of journalists in society
We journalists often forget why we write articles. Do we care about what readers are interested in? Have we given enough information or have we misled them? Thomas Brey, a journalist and editor with extensive experience in the Balkans, offers us specific advice in this handbook with an important message – that every journalist writes for the reader.
Women - Power - Politics
In our new series of interviews, we ask women from different professional and political perspectives how they categorize and evaluate topics that essentially revolve around equal rights, equality and self-determination.
New President of Kosovo
The popular lawyer Vjosa Osmani was elected as Kosovo's new president on Easter Sunday by a narrow but ultimately clear vote. She had previously held the presidency on a provisional basis for several months.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Serbian Economy in 2020
The Corona crisis has kept the world on tenterhooks for well over a year now. This poses great challenges for states and societies. This paper, "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Serbian Economy in 2020", by the well-known economist Mihailo Gajić, examines and describes the effects in Serbia and offers recommendations from a liberal perspective.
Albin Kurti: Act Two!
Now Kosovo's "eternal rebel" has once again taken over the reins of power in the country, which was badly shaken by the Corona crisis, after a brilliant election victory and thus a much better chance than a year ago. It is the first time in Kosovo's post-war parliamentary period that a political party has won almost half of the seats in parliament: 58 out of 120 parliamentary mandates.