My Articles About Western Balkan - Thomas Waitz

Revealed: Suffering on Pig-Farms

In 2021, 141 million pigs were kept on farms in the EU. A large proportion of them live at least part of their lives in cages. This concerns breeding sows in particular. “Compassion in World Farming” visited 16 pig farms from four European countries between February and May 2022 and uncovered immeasurable animal suffering. The […]

New Report on Deforestation in Croatia

The new Report on Deforestation in Croatia shows Massive Corruption and Ecological Mismanagement which has led to severe illegal clear cuts in...

Open Letter to Edi Rama: Protect the …

The approval procedure for a hydroelectric power plant on one of the last wild rivers in Europe, Vjosa, was discontinued. The Albanian...

EU-Western Balkans Summit: enlargement …

New developments are afoot in European enlargement policy! The European Council decision of 26 March to open EU accession negotiations with Albania...

Call to uphold the democratic will …

We, the undersigned, note with growing concern the political developments in recent days in the Republic of Kosovo. We urgently warn against...

Open letter to Thaçi: Protect Kosovos …

Following the no-confidence vote of 23 March against Prime Minister Albin Krtin’s Government, democracy in Kosovo is under attack. The announcement by...