29 Jul 15 Bosnian Serb Leader’s Referendum Appeal Ignored

Milorad Dodik, president of Bosnia’s mainly Serb entity Republika Srpska, got no reply to a letter he sent to US and European officials promoting his plan to hold a referendum on the country’s judiciary.

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27 Jul 15 Serbia’s Nazi-Backed WWII Leader Awaits Rehabilitation

A Belgrade court is to begin the process of rehabilitating Milan Nedic, leader of a Nazi-backed puppet government during WWII, who was branded a war criminal by the Yugoslav Communists.

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27 Jul 15 Serbia Vows to Stop Kosovo Joining UNESCO

Belgrade said it will fight Pristina’s bid to join UN cultural body UNESCO, arguing that Kosovo is not a state and cannot protect Serbian religious monuments and heritage there.

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24 Jul 15 EU Kosovo Mission Ex-Prosecutor Alleges ‘Intimidation’

A former EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo prosecutor who made claims of corruption said she has been threatened with criminal prosecution if she speaks publicly about her case against her ex-employers.

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23 Jul 15 Kosovo Parliament Demands Probe of EU Law Mission

The Kosovo parliament passed a resolution asking for an investigation into alleged corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX.

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23 Jul 15 Bosniaks Veto Bosnian Serb Courts Referendum

Bosniak officials have used a constitutional safeguard to try to block a hotly disputed referendum in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity on the powers of the state courts.

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23 Jul 15 UEFA Punishes Croatia for Football Match Swastika

Croatia was given a one-point deduction in the Euro 2016 tournament qualifiers after a swastika was imprinted on the pitch at a qualifying match in Split last month.

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22 Jul 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Fails to Rally MPs Behind War Court

Democratic Party of Kosovo leader Hashim Thaci failed to convince MPs from his party who voted against establishing a new special court to try former KLA guerrillas to change their minds.

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21 Jul 15 Britain Increases Pressure for Kosovo War Court

Senior British diplomat Baroness Joyce Anelay said Pristina must keep its promise and set up a new special court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for alleged war crimes.

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21 Jul 15 Kosovo Serbs Oppose Honour for Rights Activist

Serb politicians in Kosovo’s ethnically-mixed Klina municipality are opposing the naming of a street after Belgrade-based human rights activist Natasa Kandic, saying she does not represent them.

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20 Jul 15 Croatia, Serbia Trade Barbs Over ‘Storm’ Celebration

Politicians from Zagreb and Belgrade have been exchanging harsh words over the upcoming 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, which saw Serb rebels’ hold over Croatian territory crushed.

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16 Jul 15 Bosnian Serb Referendum Meets Chorus of Condemnation

Western Diplomats and Bosniak politicians have slated the Bosnian Serb Assembly decision to hold a referendum on the authority of the state judiciary and the Office of the High Representative.

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16 Jul 15 Bosnian Serbs to Hold Referendum on State Courts

The Bosnian Serb assembly has voted to stage a referendum on trust in state judicial institutions and the Office of the High Representative.

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15 Jul 15 Foreigners May Shun Croatia's 'Storm' Parade

The parade marking the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, which defeated Serb rebels and reunited Croatian territory, will most likely pass off without the presence of US, UK and Germany, media say.

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14 Jul 15 Macedonia Scraps Controversial Lustration Law

Following criticism from Brussels, Macedonia is preparing to end the controversial lustration process, aimed at rooting out former secret police collaborators, deeming it mission accomplished.

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