In the forthcoming local elections in Bosnia on the electoral lists in the towns of Zvornik and Samac include convicted war criminals.
The head of Macedonia's Helsinki Human Rights Committee, Uranija Pirovska, says that the new lustration law violates the recommendations of the Council of Europe and is manifestly intended to silence and intimidate government critics.
Whether or not the current crisis between the country’s two ruling parties is real or artificial, the denouement cannot be delayed for much longer.
More than a decade after its adoption, the Ohrid Framework has become a part of history and it is time now to start a debate on the future.
Eleven years since the 2001 Ohrid Peace Accord, the painful issue of Macedonians kidnapped during the conflict remains unsettled, and the bodies of some victims remain stuck at the forensic institute.
Almost two decades may have passed since the end of the Bosnian war but in the small town of Ljubuski, it is still smarter to keep silent about the war injustices, as the recent beating of journalist Stefica Galic showed.
Two years after it has been commissioned, Bosnia has a draft of the Transitional Justice Strategy, but despite widespread acceptance of its importance there are already doubts whether the document will be adopted.
Forget the row with Greece over Alexander. What now has Macedonians at odds are new monuments resembling, or commemorating, historic figures linked to Bulgaria.
Cynical-looking arrests of ethnic Albanians in the election campaign, on the basis of an erroneous interpretation of the amnesty law, has further undermined stability in the tense border region.
The possible expansion of the competences of the Bosnia and Herzegovina state might undermine all three entities, says one of the creators of the Dayton Agreement, which established modern Bosnia.
Six years after the referendum on independence, Montenegro has consolidated itself as a state, but dispute over symbols still dominates politics, overshadowing more important priorities.
Serbia badly needs a decisive new prime minister with vision, experience and strength – not a cynical old relic of the Milosevic regime.
Sticking to the path of European integration offers the best hope for Macedonia to overcome the tensions aggravated by the recent killings in Skopje, says the Vice-Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs.
Mercep’s responsibility for Vukovar crimes may never be investigated.
Veterans of the 1990s wars accuse the authorities of neglecting those who were called up to fight, out of a desire to distance themselves from what are now seen as embarrassing conflicts.
Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.