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28 Feb 17 Podgorica Rejects Bid to Censure Croatian Ex-President

Montenegro’s capital rejected an opposition plea to revoke the honorary citizenship of former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic over his controversial statements about the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp.

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27 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Lawmakers Slam Genocide Lawsuit

Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted to impede state-level decision-making in response to attempts by Bosniak presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic to launch an appeal against the 2007 judgment that cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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27 Feb 17 US Condemns Croatian Neo-Nazi March for Trump

The United States condemned a march in support of Donald Trump organised by a marginal Croatian far-right party, at which a German neo-Nazi party’s flag was flown.

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24 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Official Challenges Legality of Genocide Appeal

The Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency will address the International Court of Justice to protest against an appeal filed to contest a judgment clearing Serbia of responsibility for genocide.

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23 Feb 17 Bosnia Requests Appeal in Serbia Genocide Case

Legal representatives for Bosnia have filed a politically explosive request to appeal against the 2007 International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the 1992-95 war.

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23 Feb 17 Kosovo Mulls Renewed Bid to Join UNESCO

Following its failure to get enough votes from members of the UN cultural body in order to join in 2015, the Kosovo government is making preparations for a possible second bid this year.

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22 Feb 17 Serbian Officials Slam ‘Illegal’ Bosnian Genocide Lawsuit

Top officials from Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska said an attempt to revive Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against Belgrade at the International Court of Justice was an attack on all Serbs.

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20 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs to Challenge Serbia Genocide Case Appeal

Bosnian Serb political parties are seeking to unite to prevent a Bosniak-backed move to lodge an appeal against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17 Bosnia to Revive Genocide Lawsuit against Serbia: Izetbegovic

The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said an appeal will be lodged against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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16 Feb 17 Nazi Hunter Warns Against Canonising Croatian Archbishop

Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff said that the canonisation of controversial World War II Croatian archbishop Alojzije Stepinac would be “a religious tragedy” because he didn’t condemn fascist crimes.

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16 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb MPs Stage Boycott Over Serbia Genocide Case

MPs from Bosnia’s main two Serb parties boycotted a parliamentary session over a possible appeal against an International Court of Justice ruling that cleared Serbia of complicity in the Srebrenica genocide.

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15 Feb 17 Macedonia Shootout Defendants to Testify in Court

The testimonies of the ethnic Albanian defendants accused of participating in a two-day shootout with Macedonian security forces in Kumanovo in 2015 are expected to shed new light on the high-profile case.

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14 Feb 17 Most Serbians Unwilling to Fight for Kosovo: Survey

Three-quarters of Serbian citizens do not want to wage war to win Kosovo back, suggested a survey which also indicated that the majority support continued dialogue with Pristina.

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13 Feb 17 Kosovo’s Thaci Announces Post-War Reconciliation Commission

President Hashim Thaci announced a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he said was intended to encourage mutual forgiveness among Kosovo’s Albanians and Serbs.

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06 Feb 17 Croatian Court Urged to Rehabilitate WWII Fascist Ally

Croatian NGO In the Name of the Family filed a request for the rehabilitation of academic Filip Lukas, who was convicted by the Communists for his connections to the country’s WWII-era fascist government.

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