bosnians-pessimistic-about-peace-deal-s-legacy-11-19-2015 20 Nov 15 Bosnians Pessimistic About Peace Deal’s Legacy

Regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation or economic status, many people in Bosnia and Herzegovina agree that the only success of the Dayton peace agreement 20 years ago was ending the war.

bosnia-restless-20-years-after-dayton-11-18-2015 19 Nov 15 Bosnia Restless, 20 Years After Dayton

On the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Agreement, which ended the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is heated debate about whether it was a success or a failure.

bojan-glavasevic-why-croatia-must-reject-hate-11-17-2015 18 Nov 15 Bojan Glavasevic: Why Croatia Must Reject Hate

Croatia’s assistant war veterans minister Bojan Glavasevic, who lost his father and grandfather in the Serb attack on his hometown Vukovar, tells BIRN he has promoted reconciliation despite nationalist resistance.

fr-sava-time-to-go-forward-and-start-dialogue-11-12-2015 13 Nov 15 Fr. Sava: Time to Go Forward and Start Dialogue

Sava Janjic, the Abbot of Visoki Decani Monastery, says Serbian heritage needs to be settled within the Brussels dialogue before any further discussion on UNESCO status.

serbia-s-unesco-victory-has-exposed-its-true-face-11-12-2015 12 Nov 15 Serbia’s UNESCO ‘Victory’ Has Exposed its True Face

Belgrade’s brutal and offensive campaign against Kosovo’s membership bid, comparing it to ISIS, has reminded Europe and its own neighbours of how little the ‘new’ Serbia has changed.

bosnian-court-fears-abolition-attempt-by-serbs-11-10-2015 11 Nov 15 Bosnian Court Fears ‘Abolition Attempt’ by Serbs

The state court fears that a new Bosnian Serb reform proposal is aimed at abolishing the state-level judiciary, but Republika Srpska says it just wants to clarify the division of authority between the state and Bosnia’s entities.

middle-east-and-balkan-war-refugees-share-camp-11-04-2015 04 Nov 15 Middle East and Balkan War Refugees Share Camp

Refugees from the 1990s Balkan wars are now sharing their rundown temporary accommodation in Belgrade with people fleeing more recent conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

serbia-resists-pressure-to-open-secret-files-10-15-2015 16 Oct 15 Serbia Resists Pressure to Open Secret Files

Despite a decade of promises and EU pressure, most of Serbia’s state security files remain closed, mainly for political reasons, even though other Balkan countries are opening up their archives.

serbia-s-nazi-collaborators-highlight-holocaust-ignorance-10-12-2015 13 Oct 15 Serbia’s Nazi Collaborators Highlight Holocaust Ignorance

As Serbia considers whether to rehabilitate Nazi-backed leader Milan Nedic, British professor Jovan Byford recalls how the country’s WWII government was involved in helping send Jews to their deaths.

croatia-landmines-pose-new-threat-to-refugees-09-24-2015 25 Sep 15 Croatia Landmines Pose New Threat to Refugees

Increasing numbers of refugees have been crossing the Croatia-Serbia border, some taking illegal routes through dangerous territory dotted with landmines left over from the 1990s war.

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.

rebuilding-trust-in-a-divided-kosovo-town-08-14-2015 20 Aug 15 Restoring Trust in a Divided Kosovo Town

After the Kosovo war, activist Valdete Idrizi realised that reconciliation would only be possible if Serbs and Albanians in her ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica started talking to each other again.

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.

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.

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