arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice 08 Dec 14 Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

why-serbia-s-leaders-fear-vojislav-seselj-1 05 Dec 14 Why Serbia’s Leaders Fear Vojislav Seselj

The release of war crimes defendant Seselj has brought back memories of the murky nationalist past of his former allies, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic.

albania-aiding-eulex-bribery-probe-in-kosovo 17 Nov 14 Albania Aiding EULEX Bribery Probe in Kosovo

Albania prosecutors are helping their Kosovo counterparts investigate corruption allegations against EULEX judge Francesco Florit, BIRN can reveal.

seselj-return-promises-to-shake-up-serbia 14 Nov 14 Seselj Homecoming Promises to Shake Up Serbia

The homecoming of the ultra-nationalist leader - who is on trial for war crimes in The Hague - will add a new element of drama to the political scene.

seselj-returns-to-greater-serbia-politics 13 Nov 14 Seselj Revives the Rhetoric of the 1990s

Nationalist songs, anti-Western slogans and roasted pork: the return of war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj from the Hague Tribunal looked like an attempt to return to Serbia’s recent past.

scandal-and-suspicion-at-the-eu-s-kosovo-mission-1 07 Nov 14 Scandal and Suspicion at the EU’s Kosovo Mission

Evidence of corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo may not be compelling, but indications that EULEX initially ignored its own prosecutor’s suspicions are much stronger.

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.

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