Trends of minority rights’ protection in the countries of the Adriatic area and the Republic of Macedonia : comparative analysis and perspectives

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Marina Andeva, Ph.D (ITALY, Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia) [1]

Abstract

In European Union territorial perspective ethnic minorities pass state borders. In the Adriatic and the Balkan area the key to development towards an integrated, harmonious and sustainable socio-economic area is to be found in minorities’ bridging role. Often such role can be a cause for political confrontation, marginalization or, at worse, radicalization processes. The colourful ethnic landscapes of the Adriatic and the Balkan Peninsula embrace different minority groups (historical, national and/or new minorities)…