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.

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.

nationalist-commemorations-threaten-balkan-reconciliation-08-07-2015 07 Aug 15 Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

children-s-killers-in-refugee-bombing-go-unpunished-08-06-2015 07 Aug 15 Children’s Killers in Refugee Bombing Go Unpunished

Twenty years after Croatian planes bombed a column of Serb refugees, killing four children and five adults near Bosanski Petrovac in Bosnia during military Operation Storm, no one has been prosecuted.

operation-storm-anniversary-shows-bosnia-s-ethnic-divisions-08-05-2015 05 Aug 15 Operation Storm Anniversary Shows Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions

Politicians from different ethnic groups either celebrated Croatia’s victory during Operation Storm or mourned the Serb victims, highlighting divisions that still paralyse the country 20 years on.

operation-storm-childhood-memories-of-a-refugee-exodus-08-02-2015 04 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Childhood Memories of a Refugee Exodus

Twenty years after he fled the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm with his mother, two bags and a single toy, images of refugee convoys and burned-out houses remain vivid in 24-year-old Milos Ivanisevic’s memory.

operation-storm-croatia-s-triumph-serbia-s-grief-07-31-2015 03 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Croatia’s Triumph, Serbia’s Grief

Croatia this week celebrates its defeat of Serb rebels during Operation Storm 20 years ago, but Serbia will mourn the hundreds killed and the 200,000 who became refugees.

tudjman-takes-zagreb-15-years-after-death 13 Jul 15 Tudjman Takes Zagreb, 15 Years After Death

The first democratically-elected Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, is to become more prominent in the capital than he ever was when he was alive.

croatian-ww2-veterans-reminiscences-on-antifascist-struggle 22 Jun 15 Croatian WWII Veterans Remember Fight Against Fascism

As Croatia marks Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, two men who fought alongside Partisan forces against Nazi-allied troops during World War II recalled how they risked their lives for freedom.

croatian-politicians-fuelling-hatred-of-serbs 15 Jun 15 Croatian Politicians ‘Fuelling Hatred of Serbs’

Tamara Opacic, the author of a new survey of violence and intolerance against Croatia’s Serb minority last year, blamed politicians for using ethnic intolerance to attract votes.

zagreb-slams-bosnia-over-croatian-fighters-indictments 11 Jun 15 Zagreb Slams Bosnia Over Croatian Fighters’ Indictments

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has described claims in indictments that Zagreb’s forces were involved in wartime crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina as “insulting” and is refusing to cooperate with the Sarajevo judiciary.

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.

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.

serb-war-invalid-paints-out-the-rage 05 Mar 15 Serb War Invalid Paints Out the Rage

When he lost his legs and an arm in the war 20 years ago, Croatian Serb sculptor and stone mason Dusan Vukojevic started a new life as a successful painter.

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