On March 23rd, 2009, in an article regarding the consequences of the global financial crisis on the Balkans, the  well-known German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung referred to ELIAMEP Thesis 2/2009 by Jens Bastian, quoting statistical data from the study, as wεll as an abstract from Mr. Bastian’s speech at the Evangelical Academy in Tutzing.