balkan balkan  /ˈbɔl kən/


  • (n) an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula


  1. Bulgarian president backs protests, says lawmakers must listen

    By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's president on Friday praised week-long protest rallies against corruption and a lack of transparency in the Balkan country and said politicians must heed the demonstrators' demands for reform. Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since last Friday to demand the resignation of the three ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Albania votes after rowdy but peaceful campaign

    Political parties in Albania entered their final day of campaigning for Sunday's general elections, considered a test for the Balkan country to shed its history of troubled campaigns as it seeks closer ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Art Hounds: Trashy films, Urinetown, Balkan dance music

    This week, a musical about government restrictions of human urination, a film series about trashy, forgotten cinema, and a Twin Cities Balkan music troupe.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio


  1. "I want to underline that stability in Kosovo as well as of the whole Balkan region is essential. Therefore, I urge everybody to act calmly and in a responsible way," Solana said in a statement.
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Javier Solana Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. The death "does not alter in any way the need to come to terms with the legacy of the Balkan wars," Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, whose country holds the rotating EU president, said in Salzburg.
    on Mar 11, 2006 By: Ursula Plassnik Source: CBS News

  3. "America's position is clear and uncompromising: Every Balkan country must arrest its indicted war criminals or it will have no future in NATO," Rice said.
    on Nov 22, 2005 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Boston Globe (registration)

Word of the Day
repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /