don-t-rebury-apis-in-serbia-historian-urges-09-29-2015 30 Sep 15 Don’t Rebury WW1 Col Apis in Serbia, Historian Urges

As Belgrade readies to bury remains of Col Dragutin Dimitrijevic Apis the historian Milivoj Beslin says it sends the wrong message to a country still troubled by political murders.

serbia-croatia-row-exposes-balkan-fault-lines-09-28-2015 28 Sep 15 Serbia-Croatia Row Exposes Balkan Fault Lines

The border dispute between Croatia and Serbia was only solved after Brussels intervened, showing how fragile relations between the two neighbouring countries really are.

croatia-landmines-pose-new-threat-to-refugees-09-24-2015 25 Sep 15 Croatia Landmines Pose New Threat to Refugees

Increasing numbers of refugees have been crossing the Croatia-Serbia border, some taking illegal routes through dangerous territory dotted with landmines left over from the 1990s war.

kosovo-serbia-begin-diplomatic-battle-over-unesco-09-17-2015 17 Sep 15 Kosovo, Serbia Begin Diplomatic Battle over UNESCO

Pristina and Belgrade are set for another diplomatic battle over Kosovo’s bid to join United Nations cultural body UNESCO which could further damage relations between Serbia and its former province.

kosovo-and-serbia-offer-havens-for-jail-dodgers-09-16-2015 16 Sep 15 Kosovo and Serbia Offer Havens for Jail-Dodgers

Convicted criminals from Kosovo and Serbia only have to cross each other’s borders in order to escape serving jail sentences for the crimes that they committed.

tracing-wwi-s-fallen-from-holland-to-serbia-09-10-2015 11 Sep 15 Tracing WWI’s Fallen from Holland to Serbia

After documenting around 100 Serbian soldiers who died in the Netherlands during World War I, Dutchman Fabian Vendrig has taken on another challenge - finding their families.

kosovo-organ-trafficking-how-the-claims-were-exposed-09-04-2015-1 04 Sep 15 Kosovo Organ-Trafficking: How the Claims were Exposed

A memo written in 1999 by journalist Michael Montgomery, who investigated alleged organ-trafficking by Kosovo guerrillas after the war, ultimately led to the establishment of a new war crimes court.

naser-oric-charges-win-no-applause-in-bosnia-09-03-2015 04 Sep 15 Naser Oric Indictment Wins No Applause in Bosnia

The war crimes indictment of Bosniak ex-general Naser Oric has been called politically motivated by both Serb and Bosniak victims’ groups as well as attracting criticism from legal experts.

serbia-s-ex-royals-struggle-to-win-back-riches-09-03-2015 03 Sep 15 Serbia’s Ex-Royals Struggle to Win Back Riches

After all the members of the Karadjordjevic family, Yugoslavia’s former royals, were rehabilitated by the courts, their descendants’ legal struggle to regain their confiscated property is set to begin.

serb-minority-rights-scripted-out-in-croatia-09-02-2015 02 Sep 15 Serb Minority Rights Scripted Out in Croatia

The muted response to the Croatian town of Vukovar’s decision to scrap controversial bilingual signs in Latin and Serb Cyrillic script suggests the EU has lost focus on minority rights, analysts claimed.

crossing-the-balkans-broken-down-bridges-08-14-2015 26 Aug 15 Building Bridges Across the Balkan Divides

Award-winning radio journalist Omer Karabeg has been getting people from warring nations to talk to each other on air for 21 years, but he still believes that reconciliation is a long way off.

rebuilding-trust-in-a-divided-kosovo-town-08-14-2015 20 Aug 15 Restoring Trust in a Divided Kosovo Town

After the Kosovo war, activist Valdete Idrizi realised that reconciliation would only be possible if Serbs and Albanians in her ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica started talking to each other again.

promoting-peace-in-a-country-at-war-08-14-2015 18 Aug 15 Promoting Peace in a Country at War

Croatian activist Vesna Terselic started campaigning for peace when the majority was clamouring for war - and is still doing so, more than 20 years later.

belgrade-roma-families-in-fear-of-eviction-08-13-2015 13 Aug 15 Belgrade Roma Families Living in Fear of Eviction

Roma families who fled the Kosovo war in 1999 are waiting nervously for a European Court of Human Rights ruling on whether the Belgrade authorities can legally evict them from their informal settlements.

kosovo-s-new-war-court-major-challenges-ahead-08-11-2015 12 Aug 15 Kosovo’s New War Court: Major Challenges Ahead

MPs in Pristina finally voted to set up the court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas, but protecting witnesses and assembling strong enough evidence to convict suspects could be formidable challenges.

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