apologies-only-part-of-reconciliation-process 22 May 15 War Crimes: Why ‘Sorry’ is Never Enough

Leading Serb politicians have apologised to Bosniaks for wartime crimes, but experts and victims say that without more concrete gestures of reconciliation, their words mean little.

bosnia-war-divisions-decre-mixed-marriages-in-bosnia 15 May 15 Bosnia War Legacy Reduces Number of Mixed Marriages

Twenty years after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the majority of young people don’t want to marry or date someone from a different ethnic group or religion, data suggests.

kosovo-massacres-trial-understanding-the-acquittal 14 May 15 Kosovo Massacres Trial: Understanding the Acquittal

Sixteen years after Serbian forces killed 44 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Cuska, 11 former fighters are awaiting retrial for the alleged war crime - but how did Belgrade’s appeals court justify acquitting them?

bosnia-s-wartime-legacy-fuels-radical-islam 13 May 15 Bosnia’s Wartime Legacy Fuels Radical Islam

Islamist militancy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was behind a recent deadly attack on a police station in Zvornik, was first nurtured by foreign Mujahideen fighters in the 1990s conflict, experts believe.

appeals-court-row-stalls-bosnia-s-judicial-reforms 07 May 15 Appeals Court Row Stalls Bosnia’s Judicial Reforms

A dispute between politicians over establishing a state-level appeals court has halted the country’s judicial reforms and caused the European Union to suspend vital funding for war crimes prosecutions.

a-serbian-village-trying-to-forget 06 May 15 A Serbian Village Trying to Forget

Twenty-three years after Croats started fleeing the ethnically-mixed village of Hrtkovci in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, many people prefer not to remember the nationalist rally that sparked the exodus.

martyr-status-urged-for-kosovo-s-yugoslav-political-victims 04 May 15 ‘Martyr’ Status Urged for Kosovo’s Yugoslav Political Victims

Families of Kosovo Albanians killed during pre-war resistance to the authorities in the former Yugoslavia are demanding that the government recognise them as ‘martyrs of the nation’.

operation-flash-two-sides-of-medal 01 May 15 The Contested History of Croatia's Operation Flash

Croatia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the victorious military operation which it says liberated its territory, but thousands of Serb civilians who fled in fear say their suffering has been ignored.

serbian-artist-puts-dead-nations-on-show 30 Apr 15 Serbian Artist Puts ‘Dead Nations’ on Show

Artist Ivan Grubanov, whose first major work was drawings of Slobodan Milosevic on trial, examines the idea of countries that no longer exist in a show at this year’s prestigious Venice Biennale.

nebojsa-minic-the-commander-of-death 29 Apr 15 Nebojsa Minic, Serbia’s ‘Commander of Death’

Mystery still lingers over the life of Nebojsa Minic, alias ‘Mrtvi’ (‘Dead’), one of the Yugoslav Army officers allegedly involved in the most brutal massacres in Kosovo – as explored in a new BIRN documentary.

serbia-will-send-better-picture-on-july-11 24 Apr 15 Mass Demo For Srebrenica Victims Planned in Belgrade

The journalist behind an action to honour the victims of Srebrenica in Belgrade hopes his initiative will send a different picture of Serbia to the world.

serbia-s-kosovo-cover-up-who-hid-the-bodies 23 Apr 15 Serbia’s Kosovo Cover-Up: Who Hid the Bodies?

The Belgrade officials and policemen who took hundreds of murdered Albanians’ corpses from Kosovo to Serbia and concealed them in mass graves have never been prosecuted in their home country.

bosnian-serbs-shun-film-about-wartime-kindness 21 Apr 15 Bosnian Serbs Shun Film About Wartime Kindness

A new film about Bosnians who saved their neighbours rather than persecuting them in the war has drawn interest across Bosnia and Herzegovina – but not in the mainly Serbian entity.

serbia-s-neglected-war-victims-hope-for-legal-change 21 Apr 15 Serbia’s Neglected War Victims Hope for Legal Change

Legislation proposed by Belgrade-based rights groups is being sent to Serbian ministries on Tuesday in a bid to finally win compensation and benefits for victims ignored since the Yugoslav wars ended.

no-takers-for-tito-s-secret-cold-war-ark 20 Apr 15 No Takers for Tito’s Secret Cold War Ark

Tito’s emergency command bunker in Bosnia and Herzegovina now hosts art exhibitions and thousands of tourists each year, yet no one seems willing to take on full management of this unique piece of Cold War history.

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