Major security challenges such as the influx of refugees, a number of foreign terrorist fighters in the region and a rise of fundamentalism undermine the security of the region. Authorities in the Western Balkans countries are additionally facing the difficult challenge of reintegrating returnees, in particular children raised in violence and exposed to the threat of home-grown extremism, which is the main driving force behind Islamic radicalism.
The screenplay, written by Rouzie Hassanova, has two interesting central points. One is the power of music, as we follow little Ahmet listening to glorious, forbidden rock’n’roll on an old radio. The other is the instinctive reaction against abuse and oppression: the local communist representative, Zahariev, seems willing to do anything in order to comply with a decision by the party asking all Muslims in the region to change their names to Christian ones.
At times of new and strong turning towards right, chauvinistic politics of closing individual societies within EU, I am really happy that our ALDE Party – Liberals and Democrats for Europe member Naša stranka nominated Borisa Falatar.
On the European level, the picture is equally complicated. Studies by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) show that in the past years there were more low-educated workers in the EU than jobs at that level, suggesting instead an over-supply of low-skilled workers.
I had the opportunity to meet Vasilka Hysi, Deputy speaker and chair of subcommittee of human rights. We had a constructive discussion about electoral reform and parliamentary dimension of our cooperation.
Multicultural dialogue and human rights are part of my political DNA and I will not stop supporting the ongoing battle of the political centre against populists on either fringe of the political spectrum. We have to counter their lies with truth and their efforts to mystify the political elite in Europe with clarity of mind and word.
It was a great pleasure for me to organize the Morrocan Culture Day in Madan, Bulgaria. Special thanks to Mr Fahri Molayssenov for his invitation. The event was attended by H.E. Zakia El Midaoui – Ambassador of His Majesty the King to the Republic of Morroco in Bulgaria , Amina Alaoui - attaché at the embassy, Latifa Aït-Baala, Vice-présidente Femmes MR et MR International, Mr Hayri Sadakov, Member of the Bulgarian Parliament, citizens and guests of the Municipality of Madan. Relations between Bulgaria and Morocco are great and I am delighted to see that they continue to develop in the same way.
Ilham Tohti is a peaceful advocate of China's Uyghur minority. He was convicted on charges of separatism for co-founding the website Uyghur Online, designed to promote understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese.