Better mobility necessary for accelerated development of the Balkans
Society Journalists Public opinion poll - Better mobility necessary for accelerated development of the Balkans
Publication: Montenegro Daily
Date: November 17, 2007
Better mobility of people, goods and ideas is necessary to expeedit development of the Balkans region and its integration into the European Union, has been concluded by a group of journalists from the surrounding states who made a report on the basis of the months long research within the Balkans and the EU. A Fellowship for the Balkan journalists has been successfully terminates and ten texts have been written by journalists from south-eastern Europe, elected to take part in the program Balkans scholarships for journalists exceptionality. Bojan Stanisic, a journalist from Montenegro, is among them. The data on the publication may be found on the web site of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) www.birn.eu.com. All of them are collected in a book Moving on: Overcoming Balkan Barriers to a European Future provides articles in English, Germna, Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatia, Macedonian, Albanian, Bulgarian and Rumanian language. The articles provide new insight into the existence and impact of a range of obstacles on political, economic and social issues, through topics as diverse as criminal justice, environmental threats and sport and culture policy, as well as visa regimes, labor flows and the politics of transport, was said on BIRNs web site. The program was initiated this year by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation to provide financial and professional support for quality reporting, regional networking among journalists and balanced coverage on complex reform issues that are central to the Balkan region, as well as to the EU.