3 Articles by: Elena Gagovska

Elena Gagovska is a Macedonian activist, writer, and student based in Berlin.

Overcrowded Refugee Camps Are Designed to Tell Us That Non-Europeans’ Lives Count for Less

The fire at Greece’s notorious Moria refugee camp left over 12,000 people without shelter, but the new camp built to replace it holds only 3,000. The deliberate overcrowding flies in the face of anti-COVID measures, but it also has a clear political message: asylum seekers’ lives are more dispensable than European citizens’.

By Any Other Name

Macedonia’s premier said he hoped that EU and NATO membership would “whip” his country “into shape.” But last week’s failed referendum has instead pitched the small Balkan state into crisis.