Patchwork Stories

  • 05/01/2016
    Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute
    Since June 2014, crude oil price has fallen more than 70% percent on the world market. The cost of oil plunged so much that travel through the Suez Canal became unprofitable, since the voyage around the Africa became cheaper. The price of refined oil, on the other hand, is not so dependant on the world market, at least not in the Balkans. Although...
  • 12/25/2015
    Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute
    It's that time of the year again. People around the world are celebrating all kinds of holidays - Christmas, New Years' Eve, Hanukah etc. The people of the Balkans are especially joyful in the winter times. Many nations of the Balkans have their own traditions and customs. Three main religions in the Balkans are Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam....