sarajevo-peace-charter-challenges-balkan-warmongers-02-02-2017 03 Feb 17 Sarajevo Peace Charter Challenges Balkan Warmongers

An online Balkan peace charter started by two journalists from Bosnia and Croatia has attracted several thousand signatures of support - but there has been no response from regional political leaders.

the-last-year-for-the-icty-01-02-2017-1 04 Jan 17 Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

british-author-set-to-reignite-stepinac-debate-12-28-2016 29 Dec 16 British Author Set to Reignite Stepinac Debate

An important new book on Archbishop Stepinac will delight some and anger others with its staunch defence of Croatia’s most controversial cleric.

croatia-historical-controversies-stir-tensions-with-serbia-12-21-2016 28 Dec 16 Croatia: Historical Controversies Stir Tensions with Serbia

Disputes over the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime, exacerbated by the country’s controversial culture minister, sparked rows at home and abroad in 2016.

ante-markovic-pm-who-tried-to-rescue-yugoslavia-12-19-2016 20 Dec 16 Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

balkan-war-crime-suspects-maintain-political-influence-12-02-2016 07 Dec 16 Balkan War Crime Suspects Maintain Political Influence

Years after the Balkan conflicts, voters in former Yugoslav countries are still electing people who have been convicted of or charged with war crimes, showing how nationalism still distorts the political environment.

croatians-mourn-vukovar-defeat-25-years-on-11-18-2016 18 Nov 16 Croatians Mourn Vukovar Defeat, 25 Years On

Thousands came to Vukovar to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the town and show their pride in the Croatian fighters who defended it through a bloody three-month siege.

bosnian-war-crimes-claims-still-trouble-croatia-11-15-2016 16 Nov 16 Bosnian War Crimes Claims Still Trouble Croatia

The political storm caused by war crimes allegations against Croatia’s defence minister again raised uncomfortable questions for Zagreb about its military role in the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

injustice-claims-shake-bosnian-town-of-orasje-11-07-2016 09 Nov 16 War Crimes Arrests Cast Shadow over Bosnia’s Orasje

The recent arrests of ten former Bosnian Croat fighters from Orasje sparked protests, but they also revived bitter memories for a couple who are still seeking justice for the rape and torture they suffered during wartime.

zagreb-s-meddling-in-bosnian-croats-arrest-could-backfire-11-04-2016 04 Nov 16 Zagreb’s Meddling in Bosnian Croats’ Arrest Could Backfire

The Croatian government’s furious response to the arrest of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges in Bosnia and Herzegovina was diplomatically incompetent and will not help the suspects, analysts argue.

croatia-s-oscar-contender-a-tale-of-love-and-war-10-17-2016-1 18 Oct 16 Croatia’s Oscar Contender, A Tale of Love and War

A phone call from a war criminal changes two people’s lives in a film about the continuing impact of the 1990s conflict on relationships by Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta.

croatia-s-wwii-revisionism-terrifying-says-historian-09-26-2016 28 Sep 16 Croatia’s WWII Revisionism ‘Terrifying’, Says Historian

British historian Rory Yeomans, who has researched the Croatian fascist Ustasa movement, says he is worried by attempts by politicians and academics to play down the crimes it committed in World War II.

serb-paramilitary-captain-dragan-s-long-road-to-court-09-19-2016 20 Sep 16 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Long Road to Court

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic was working as a golf instructor in Australia, but after a decade battling extradition, he has gone on trial for war crimes in Croatia.

nazi-hunter-warns-croatia-over-fascist-nostalgia--09-14-2016 15 Sep 16 Nazi-Hunter Warns Croatia Over ‘Fascist Nostalgia’

The chief Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Efraim Zuroff, told BIRN that the next Croatian government must confront politicians who try to rehabilitate the country’s World War II fascist regime.

balkan-leaders-revive-nationalism-for-political-advantage-09-02-2016-2 05 Sep 16 Balkan Leaders Revive Nationalism for Political Advantage

The increased nationalist rhetoric in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia is a ploy by some politicians to win votes at upcoming elections and by others to distract from economic problems, experts argue.

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