02 Oct 15 Bosniaks Try to Halt Bosnian Serb Referendum

As Bosniak MPs raise new legal obstacles to obstruct the controversial referendum, the Bosnian Serb leader has pledged to use 'all legal and political means' to hold it.

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01 Oct 15 Bosnians Clash Over State Court at EU Meeting

Representatives of the Bosnian state judiciary and the justice ministry in the Serb dominated Republika Srpska entity have clashes over the jurisdiction of the state court at an EU seminar.

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01 Oct 15 Milosevic's Widow Publishes Her Life Story

The widow of Serbia’s strongman Slobodan Milosevic, Mirjana Markovic, has published a 1000-page autobiography, covering her childhood, marriage and her husband's rise and fall.

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01 Oct 15 Nikolic Attacks Kosovo's UNESCO Bid at UN

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is using his trip to the United Nations to campaign against Kosovo's bid to join the UN's cultural wing, UNESCO.

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29 Sep 15 Balkan Reconciliation a Fragile Process

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Dayton accords that ended the Bosnian war, a conference heard that relations in the region are still easily inflamed.

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28 Sep 15 Croatia to Make Yugoslav Spy Files Public

The Croatian security agency has given documents from the Yugoslav secret services to the state archives with a view to giving the public partial access to the classified files for the first time.

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28 Sep 15 Belgrade-Zagreb Row Unsettles Croatian Serb Minority

Representatives of the Serb community in Croatia said that the ongoing dispute between Belgrade and Zagreb over the increased flow of refugees could have worrying consequences for the minority.

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25 Sep 15 Kosovo-Serbia Schoolbooks Deal Breaks Down

Pristina’s education ministry said that no Serbian textbooks could be distributed in Kosovo, accusing Belgrade of breaching an agreement to exchange books for use in each other’s minority ethnic communities’ schools.

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25 Sep 15 Bosnian Serbs Set Date for Controversial Referendum

A potentially divisive referendum in Republika Srpska on the authority in the entity of state and international institutions is to take place on November 15.

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24 Sep 15 Kosovo FM: ‘Nothing to Hide’ from New War Court

Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci said Pristina has nothing to hide from a new war crimes court which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, but refused to speculate about possible indictees.

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23 Sep 15 Kosovo Ex-Fighters Reject Govt Pension Offer

Former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters said that the government’s pension offer was too low and insisted that they deserved more for serving during the war against Serbian forces.

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23 Sep 15 Jailed Kosovo Guerrilla in Alleged Escape Attempt

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sami Lushtaku, convicted of war crimes, was sent to a high-security prison after he allegedly tried to escape, according to media reports.

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22 Sep 15 Bosnia’s Judicial Overseer Warns Against Serb Referendum

The High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council said controversial Bosnian Serb plans to stage a referendum questioning the power of the state court could undermine the rule of law in the country.

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21 Sep 15 Kosovo Opposition Challenge to New War Court Fails

The constitutional court in Pristina rejected a request from three opposition parties to review the establishment of a new special court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for war crimes.

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21 Sep 15 Bosnian Leaders Quarrel at Peace Deal Conference

A high-level conference aimed at evaluating Bosnia’s progress since the 1995 Dayton peace agreement was marred by verbal tussles between politicians from different ethnic groups.

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