kosovo-justice-system-takes-over-eulex-s-powers-06-26-2016 27 Jun 16 Kosovo Justice System Takes Over EULEX’s Powers

Kosovo’s own judicial authorities are to take over much of the responsibility for the court system from the EU rule-of-law mission - but many experts wonder if they are up to the task.

kosovo-mps-hesitate-to-extend-eulex-mandate-06-13-2016 14 Jun 16 EULEX Mandate in Limbo as EU Snubs Kosovo Proposal

While the Kosovo parliament will vote tonight for the extension of the EU rule of law in Kosovo for two more years, its scope of work is yet to be agreed upon.

serbia-s-young-albanians-suffer-in-schoolbook-dispute-06-09-2016 10 Jun 16 Serbia’s Young Albanians Suffer in Schoolbook Dispute

A long-running political dispute over Albanian-language textbooks for ethnic minority pupils in Serbia has meant that many of them cannot have proper lessons in their mother tongue.

soaring-number-of-kla-war-veterans-raises-suspicions-06-07-2016 07 Jun 16 Soaring Number of KLA War Veterans Raises Suspicions

A government report saying the number of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans has risen to 46,000 raised concerns that the figures could have been inflated for political advantage and could cause budget problems.

forget-federalizing-macedonia-ahmeti-says-06-02-2016 03 Jun 16 Forget Federalising Macedonia, Says Albanian Party Chief

Ethnic Albanian party leader Ali Ahmeti told BIRN that calls to federalise Macedonia are impractical, and dismissed claims that his DUI is a poodle of the ruling VMRO DPMNE.

vojislav-seselj-seeks-political-resurrection-in-bosnia-05-25-2016 26 May 16 Vojislav Seselj Seeks Political Resurrection in Bosnia

With his popularity boosted by his war crimes acquittal, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj is hoping to stage a political comeback among Bosnia’s Serbs as well as in his home country.

1990-football-riot-remains-croatia-s-national-myth-05-12-2016 13 May 16 1990 Football Riot Becomes National Myth in Croatia

Hardcore Dinamo Zagreb supporters believe a riot at a match against Red Star Belgrade 26 years ago kicked off the war, while conspiracy theories still circulate about why the violence erupted.

croatia-s-catholic-church-easy-on-fascist-sympathizers-05-09-2016 10 May 16 Croatian Church Urged to Tackle ‘Fascist Sympathisers’

The Catholic Church in Croatia should take action against priests who make statements in support of the country’s World War II-era Nazi-aligned regime, analysts urged.

historic-mosque-reopening-tests-bosnian-serbs-tolerance-05-05-2016 05 May 16 Historic Mosque Reopening Tests Bosnian Serbs’ Tolerance

The grand reopening of a historic Ottoman-era mosque in Banja Luka, restored after being demolished by Serb forces during wartime, will indicate how committed Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity is to reconciliation.

bosnian-serb-fighters-mercenary-path-to-syria-04-22-2016 22 Apr 16 Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

standing-up-to-croatia-s-wartime-armed-evictions-04-19-2016 21 Apr 16 Standing Up to Armed Evictions in Wartime Croatia

Evictions of people living in Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war were condoned by the authorities and backed by military police, but some activists were courageous enough to try to stop them.

untold-stories-of-croatia-s-wartime-forced-evictions-04-19-2016 20 Apr 16 Untold Stories of Croatia’s Wartime Forced Evictions

In the first of a two-part series, people who were violently evicted from Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war in Croatia recall their desperate struggles to win their homes back.

croatian-historian-condemns-minister-s-wwii-rhetoric-04-13-2016 13 Apr 16 Croatian Historian Condemns Minister’s WWII Rhetoric

Natasa Matausic, a historian who specialises in Croatia’s World War II history, said the country’s new culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic should apologise for past statements praising fascist fighters.

israel-match-scandal-shows-banalization-of-croatia-s-fascism-03-24-2016 25 Mar 16 Croatia’s ‘Banal’ Fascism on Display at Israel Match

The Ustasa chant heard at Wednesday’s match, which the PM attended and the media ignored, is the result of the long-term ‘normalisation’ of once outlawed fascist symbols.


vojislav-seselj-using-un-court-for-pr-in-serbia-02-28-2016 29 Feb 16 Vojislav Seselj ‘Using UN Court’ for PR in Serbia

The dispute between Belgrade and the UN war crimes court over Serbian Radical Party leader Seselj will only win the nationalist politician more support in Serbia’s upcoming elections, experts argue.

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