bosnia-s-national-anthem-still-lost-for-words-02-04-2016 04 Feb 16 Bosnia’s National Anthem Still Lost for Words

Two decades after the war, Bosnian politicians still cannot agree on lyrics for the national anthem.

belgrade-zagreb-tvs-restore-broken-links-02-01-2016 02 Feb 16 Belgrade, Zagreb TV Stations Restore Broken Links

Serbia’s RTS and Croatia’s HRT public broadcasters, both accused of warmongering propaganda during the 1990s, are now making a new series together, reviving their Yugoslav-era links.

serbian-activist-faces-trial-for-commemorating-srebrenica-01-28-2016 29 Jan 16 Serbian Activist Faces Court for Commemorating Srebrenica

Anita Mitic, a rights activist who was charged with breaking Serbia’s public gatherings law, claims the case against her is another example of the authorities’ policy of Srebrenica genocide denial.

childhood-conflict-drama-takes-kosovo-to-hollywood-01-26-2016 27 Jan 16 Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.

don-t-give-serbia-a-war-crimes-pass-01-21-2016 22 Jan 16 Don’t Give Serbia a War Crimes Pass

During EU accession talks with Serbia, Brussels must press Belgrade to take genuine action to resolve war crimes cases, prosecute senior officials and stop shielding suspects.

oliver-ivanovic-karate-master-defeated-in-court-01-21-2016 21 Jan 16 Oliver Ivanovic: Karate Master Defeated in Court

Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic’s martial arts skills brought him to politics, and he was once seen as a key figure in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - but he now faces jail for war crimes against Albanians.

can-the-new-kosovo-court-keep-witnesses-safe--01-20-2016 20 Jan 16 Can the New Kosovo Court Keep Witnesses Safe?

Courts have repeatedly failed to safeguard Kosovo war crimes witnesses from threats and violence - now the new Hague-based special court must protect those who testify against powerful defendants.

tribute-to-ottoman-sultan-divides-kosovo-town-01-18-2016 19 Jan 16 Tribute to Ottoman Sultan Divides Kosovo Town

A row has erupted in the Kosovo town named after 14th century Serbian knight Milos Obilic, the alleged killer of invader Sultan Murad I, over whether to name a cultural centre after the Ottoman potentate.

the-forgotten-heroes-of-serb-albanian-comradeship-01-14-2016 15 Jan 16 The Forgotten Heroes of Serb-Albanian Comradeship

Boro Vukmirovic, a Serb, and Ramiz Sadiku, a Kosovo Albanian, became Yugoslav icons after dying together while fighting fascism - can reviving their memory promote tolerance in today’s divided ex-Yugoslavia?

bosnian-serb-national-celebration-leaves-a-troubling-hangover-01-13-2016 13 Jan 16 Bosnian Serb Party Leaves a Troubling Hangover

Defiant celebrations of the disputed Bosnian Serb ‘Republic Day’ holiday brought unwelcome divisions back to the ethnically-mixed town of Prijedor, where locals usually seek to avoid tensions.

biljana-gaca-new-generation-ready-for-changes-in-vukovar-12-31-2015 07 Jan 16 Rising Political Star Seeks Change in Divided Vukovar

Twenty-five-year-old Biljana Gaca grew up in temporary accommodation after her family fled the battle for Vukovar in 1991; now she’s a city councillor trying to tackle her Croatian hometown’s enduring divisions.

croatia-s-serbs-nervously-await-new-govt-s-plans-01-05-2016 06 Jan 16 Croatia’s Serbs Nervously Await New Govt’s Plans

The incoming Zagreb government is promising to improve relations with Serbia, but questions remain about whether the situation will improve Croatia’s Serb minority.

karadzic-verdict-nears-as-hague-tribunal-enters-2016-12-30-2015 05 Jan 16 Karadzic Verdict Nears as Hague Tribunal Enters 2016

The Hague Tribunal will deliver its verdict in the landmark trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic this year but faces problems deciding how to handle the defiant Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj.

state-parliament-s-return-makes-some-croats-uneasy-12-31-2015 04 Jan 16 ‘State’ Parliament’s Return Makes Some Croats Uneasy

The announced restoration of the title for parliament once used by Croatia’s fascist regime looks to some like historical revision.

operation-storm-causes-turbulence-for-croatia-12-24-2015 31 Dec 15 Operation Storm Causes Turbulence for Croatia

2015 was marred by arguments with Serbia over celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, while protesting war veterans caused problems domestically.

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