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25 Apr 17 Protesting Bosnia War Veterans Block Border Crossings

Bosniak and Croat ex-soldiers staged joint protests to demand improved payments from the government and proof that all those receiving veterans’ benefits are genuine claimants.

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24 Apr 17 Rival Events Commemorate Croatian WWII Camp Victims

Croatia’s Jews, Serbs and anti-fascists have again boycotted the state commemoration of victims of the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp over claims that the government tolerates pro-fascist activities.

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21 Apr 17 Kosovo Ignores Call to Enforce Monastery’s Land Claim

Authorities in Pristina have remained silent after the EU called for enforcement of a court ruling that upheld a Serbian Orthodox monastery’s claim to disputed land, angering some Kosovo Albanians.

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21 Apr 17 Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit

A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade.

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20 Apr 17 Bosnian Leaders Row Over Right to Address Troops

The Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency expressed anger after the Defence Ministry questioned whether the Bosnian Serb president is entitled to address members of the country’s armed forces.

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20 Apr 17 Zagreb Award For Jasenovac Film Director Draws Protests

Zagreb city assembly has awarded the maker of a controversial documentary on the Ustasa-run concentration camp at Jasenovac - despite claims that it sets out to downplay the crimes committed there during World War II.

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19 Apr 17 Perkovic Defence Lodges Appeal Before German Court

The lawyer of former Yugoslav State Security Service officer Josip Perkovic confirmed they had filed an appeal before the court in the case of the murder of a Croatian émigré in Germany in 1983.

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11 Apr 17 UN Urges Kosovo to Probe ‘Ethnic Cleansing Threat’

After MP Daut Haradinaj threatened war and said Serbs could be removed from Kosovo if his ex-PM brother is extradited to Belgrade, the UN’s Kosovo mission urged the authorities to launch an investigation.

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07 Apr 17 Kosovo’s Genocide Lawsuit Plan Criticised as Impractical

An announcement by President Hashim Thaci that Kosovo is preparing to file a lawsuit against Serbia claiming it committed genocide has been met with scepticism by experts.

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07 Apr 17 Strasbourg Rules Against Macedonia in Lustration Case

A former communist-era official in Macedonia, Petar Karajanov, has won his case against the state before the European Court of Human Rights.

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06 Apr 17 Slovenia Urged to Ban Croatian Nationalist Singer

Politicians called for Croatian singer Marko Perkovic Thompson to be barred from playing a concert in Slovenia, alleging his nationalist lyrics incite hatred, but organisers insist there is no legal basis for a ban.

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30 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Veterans Demand Croatia Pay Their Pensions

Bosnian Croat war veterans are demanding that after years of delay, Zagreb pays the retirement pensions they earned while fighting with the Croatian Defence Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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28 Mar 17 Verdicts in Macedonia’s Shootout Trial Expected in June

The Skopje court is expected to rule in the ethnically-charged Kumanovo shootout case in June, but lawyers for the 37 Albanian defendants still hope to bring prominent politicians to appear as witnesses.

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27 Mar 17 Croatian Serbs Boycott WWII Camp Commemoration

Croatia’s main Serb organisation will again boycott the annual state commemoration at the WWII concentration camp Jasenovac because a plaque with an Ustasa fascist slogan was installed near the site.

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24 Mar 17 US Holocaust Envoy Warns Croatia About Fascist Symbols

On a visit to Croatia, the US State Department envoy for Holocaust issues warned the authorities that symbols of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement are offensive to victims and their families.

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