kosovo-sensitive-trials-to-resume-after-eulex-gains-mandate-06-30-2016
30 Jun 16 Trials Resume as EULEX Restarts Work in Kosovo

The EU's rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, has become officially operative again after the law extending its mandate was published in Kosovo's official gazette - allowing high-profile trials to resume.

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serbia-will-not-open-chapter-23-in-june-06-27-2016
27 Jun 16 Croatia, Britain, Stop Serbia Opening Chapter

Serbia will not be able to open Chapter 23 in its EU membership talks, as it had hoped to do, following objections from Croatia and Britain.

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kosovo-prosecution-probes-suspicious-kla-veterans-list-06-24-2016
24 Jun 16 Kosovo Probes Dubious KLA Veterans' List

Amid growing public pressure, the Kosovo State Prosecution has initiated a probe into the list of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, which many see as suspiciously large.

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serbia-lacks-political-support-for-establishing-transitional-justice-progress-hlc-says-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16 Serbia Making no Progress on Transitional Justice, Report

There has been no significant progress in establishing transitional justice processes in Serbia, due to slow and inefficient war-crime trials and a lack of political will, a Humanitarian Law Centre report says.

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22 Jun 16 Bosniaks Condemn RS Police Exercise in Srebrenica

Bosniak residents and politicians condemned a special Republika Srpska police exercise which started in Srebrenica on Tuesday, calling it an act of intimidation against returnees.

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20 Jun 16 Serbian, Croatian Leaders Sign up to Closer Ties

Serbian Prime Minister-designate Aleksandar Vucic and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic have signed an agreement on enhancing the relationship between the two countries.

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17 Jun 16 Kosovo Assembly Extends EULEX Mandate

The Kosovo parliament approved two bills that reinstated EULEX's mandate in the country.

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questioning-of-milosevic-s-arrest-serves-vucic-for-opposition-defamations-06-15-2016
17 Jun 16 Serbia PM Using Milosevic Probe as Distraction, Critics Say

As Aleksandar Vucic weighs an investigation into the possibly illegality of the arrest, critics say the PM is trying to distract the public from domestic crises.

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16 Jun 16 Mogherini Approves New EULEX Mandate in Kosovo

Kosovo's assembly is expected to vote to extend EULEX's mandate after EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini backed a renewal of the mission with fewer competences.

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10 Jun 16 Kosovo Govt Seeks to Extend EULEX Mandate

Just five days before the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo’s mandate expires, the government approved draft legislation intended to allow it to continue operating.

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croatian-deputy-minister-accused-of-wartime-witch-hunt--06-10-2016
10 Jun 16 Croatian Deputy Minister Accused of Wartime Witch-Hunt

Current deputy tourism minister Robert Pauletic was an editor at controversial wartime newspaper Slobodni Tjednik when it published lists of ‘enemies of Croatia’, media reported.

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croatian-culture-minister-participated-in-1990s-pro-fascist-protests-06-03-2016
03 Jun 16 Croatian Minister Joined 1990s Fascist-Backed Protests

Croatian culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic has admitted that he took part in demonstrations in Zagreb in the late 1990s alongside pro-fascists who attacked peaceful activists.

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montenegro-urged-to-open-communists-secret-files-05-30-2016
31 May 16 Montenegro Under Pressure to Open Secret Files

Opposition parties say if their joint candidate is made inspector of the country's intelligence service, the agency will be depoliticised and sealed Communist-era files can be opened up.

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croatian-culture-minister-slams-smear-campaign--05-25-2016
25 May 16 Croatian Culture Minister Slams ‘Smear Campaign’

Culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic condemned an open letter signed by scores of public figures from around the word calling for him to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

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24 May 16 Croatian Govt Urged to Sack ‘Extremist’ Minister

A Nobel Prize winner, former ministers and numerous arts world figures have signed an open letter calling for culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

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