21 May 15 Kosovo Families Seek Slain Gunmen’s Bodies in Macedonia

The families of Kosovo Albanian gunmen killed in recent clashes with security forces in Kumanovo have left for Macedonia with the goal of identifying and bringing home the bodies.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Appalled by Serbia’s Rehabilitation of Chetnik Chief

Belgrade’s recent rehabilitation of WWII Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic is being seen in Kosovo as the return of support for hardline nationalist ideas in Serbia.

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19 May 15 Stop Pensions for Nazi-Allied Troops, Croatia Urged

The director of leading Jewish rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre wrote to Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic demanding an end to pensions for veterans of Nazi-allied units from WWII.

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19 May 15 Rights Activist Defends Allegations Against Serbian General

Prominent rights activist Natasa Kandic, on trial for allegedly damaging the reputation of Serbia’s army chief, said she had evidence to back allegations he was involved in war crimes.

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14 May 15 Croatian President Slams Chetnik General’s Rehabilitation

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic condemned a Belgrade court’s decision to rehabilitate WWII Serbian Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, executed in 1946 for treason and Nazi collaboration.

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14 May 15 Former Kosovo Serb Minister Charged with Hate Speech

A former Kosovo Serb minister has been charged with inciting 'national, racial and religious intolerance' - three months after a wave of protests led to his sacking.

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14 May 15 Serbia Rehabilitates WWII Chetnik Leader Mihailovic

A Belgrade court rehabilitated Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was executed for high treason and Nazi collaboration in 1946, after hearings that highlighted longstanding divisions in Serbia.

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13 May 15 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs’ Trial Hit by Kidnap Claim

A former security official told the murder trial of Yugoslav spy chiefs Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic that he falsified his previous testimony after being kidnapped and threatened by another trial witness.

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12 May 15 Montenegro Must Tackle War Crimes, Chief Prosecutor Says

The new supreme state prosecutor Ivica Stankovic said Montenegro has not done enough to prosecute war crimes because courts have only delivered three final judgments so far.

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12 May 15 Macedonia Violence Touches a Nerve in Unstable Bosnia

Political tensions simmering across Bosnia since an Islamist attack in Zvornik two weeks ago have increased a notch since the more recent violence in nearby Macedonia.

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11 May 15 Calm Returns to Devastated Macedonian Town

Normality was returning to the northern town of Kumanovo on Monday after gun battles between police and a shadowy armed formation claimed eight police lives and turned it into a war zone.

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11 May 15 Condemn Glorification of Bosnia War Convicts, Pope Urged

A group of Bosnian authors, academics and activists wrote to Pope Francis ahead of his Sarajevo visit, asking him to condemn local clerics’ and politicians’ “glorification of convicted war criminals”.

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08 May 15 Serbian Minister Slammed for Calling Kosovo War ‘Terrorism’

Serbia’s social affairs minister Aleksandar Vulin was criticised by analysts in Belgrade and Pristina after he compared the war in Kosovo to Islamist militant attacks in western Europe.

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07 May 15 Serbia Slams Croatian MEP’s ‘Call for Expulsions’

Serbian officials and Zagreb’s rights ombudsman strongly criticised right-wing European parliamentarian Ruza Tomasic, who said that some Serbs living in Croatia should leave the country.

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01 May 15 EU Kosovo Prosecutor Criticises Graft Allegations Probe

Former prosecutor Maria Bamieh said Brussels’ report on the handling of her allegations of corruption within the EU’s Kosovo rule-of-law mission did not prove there was no cover-up.

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