macedonia-ethnic-terrorism-verdict-details-revealed 28 Oct 14 Macedonia Ethnic Terrorism Verdict Motives Revealed

As six ethnic Albanians appeal against their terrorism convictions for the murders of five Macedonians, BIRN can reveal the court’s reasons for their life sentences in the ethnically-charged case.

kosovo-mountain-community-faces-educational-identity-crisis 27 Oct 14 Kosovo Mountain Village Faces Educational Identity Crisis

In the village of Restelica, home to an unusual minority language-speaking community, parents must decide whether their children’s future is better served by a Kosovo education or a Serbian one.

intelligence-chiefs-trial-promises-yugoslav-spy-revelations 24 Sep 14 Intelligence Chiefs’ Trial Promises Yugoslav Spy Revelations

The murder trial of former Yugoslav spy bosses Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic could expose the past crimes and continued influence of intelligence service officials in Croatia.

extremists-stir-up-tensions-in-serbia-s-sandzak 23 Sep 14 Extremists Stir Up Tensions in Serbia’s Sandzak

Calls for the formation of an Islamic army and threats of violence by Serb nationalists have fostered feelings of unease in Serbia’s ethnically-mixed Sandzak region.

macedonians-still-split-over-ohrid-deal-s-success 02 Sep 14 Macedonians Still Split Over Ohrid Deal’s Success

Thirteen years after the Ohrid Accord ended the fighting between Macedonians and ethnic Albanians, they remain far apart on whether it has worked or not.

croatia-s-language-dispute-leaves-minorities-nervous-1 12 Aug 14 Croatia’s Language Dispute Leaves Minorities Nervous

Croatia’s constitutional court will soon decide if there will be a referendum on reducing ethnic minorities’ language rights – a move which could encourage nationalist extremism, experts warn.

how-albanian-discontent-fuelled-macedonia-s-ethnic-protests 22 Jul 14 How Albanian Discontent Fuelled Macedonia’s Ethnic Protests

Recent protests in Macedonia sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians were caused by deep mistrust in the country’s judiciary, seasoned political observer Ismet Ramadani tells BIRN.

eu-shrinks-kosovo-rule-of-law-mission 18 Jul 14 EU Shrinks Kosovo Rule-of-Law Mission

The EU’s rule-of-law mission, EULEX, is cutting personnel and reducing its role in war crimes and corruption cases, but some are not sure if Kosovo can deal with sensitive prosecutions itself.

storm-gathers-over-macedonian-ethnic-terror-trial 27 Jun 14 Storm Gathers Over Macedonian ‘Ethnic Terror’ Trial

The impending verdict on a group of ethnic Albanians accused of Islamic terrorism over the murder of five ethnic Macedonians could spark dangerous ethnic tensions or even religious strife.

a-challenge-for-kosovo-justice-for-all 12 Jun 14 A Challenge for Kosovo: Justice for All

If Kosovo is serious about its European future, whoever forms the next government faces a big job to improve its justice system and human rights record.

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

macedonia-is-paying-for-its-rulers-cynical-games 30 May 14 Macedonia is Paying For Its Rulers’ Cynical Games

The recent eruption of ethnic violence in Macedonia is a direct result of the two ruling parties’ irresponsible and costly policy of divide and rule.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

world-war-i-history-divides-balkan-schoolchildren 06 May 14 World War I History Divides Balkan Schoolchildren

A hundred years on from the Sarajevo assassination, schools in former Yugoslav countries are teaching different histories about the causes of the 1914-18 war, reflecting more recent conflicts.

the-cynicism-of-the-croatia-serbia-atrocity-olympics 04 Apr 14 The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

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Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.

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