04 Mar 15 Kosovo Honour for Serbian Campaigner Sparks Row

A Kosovo mayor’s plan to honour Serbian human rights campaigner Natasa Kandic for her work exposing war crimes has run into opposition from representatives of war victims.

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04 Mar 15 Croatian Judge Accused of ‘Holocaust Denial’

Historians and rights activists criticised a judge who questioned the number of victims killed at the Jasenovac concentration camp run by the Croatian Ustasa regime in World War II.

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02 Mar 15 Disputes Simmer Over Bosnian Independence Day

The 23rd anniversary of the referendum on Bosnia’s independence from the former Yugoslavia again highlighted the ethnic and political divisions that still run deep in the country.

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27 Feb 15 Chetnik Leader’s Rehabilitation Case Reopens in Belgrade

Rehabilitation hearings for Chetnik leader Dragoljub Mihailovic, who was convicted of high treason and Nazi collaboration in 1946, have reopened in a Belgrade court.

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24 Feb 15 Serbian Veterans Urge End to ‘Legal Injustice’

War veterans’ associations said that a new law that grants them pensions should be adopted quickly, after protests last year for unpaid financial allowances dating back to the 1990s wars.

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24 Feb 15 Euro Parliament Urges Faster Reform in Serbia

The European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee called for faster EU integration after a heated debate in which Croatian lawmakers said Serbia should be forced to address its wartime wrongdoing.

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23 Feb 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Criticised for Genocide Suit Threat

Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci’s threat to sue Serbia for genocide at the International Court of Justice has been criticised for being legally impractical and a potential misuse of resources.

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20 Feb 15 Croatia President Offers Hope to Protesting Veterans

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic promised to help ex-soldiers who have been demonstrating in front of the war veterans’ ministry since October, but critics expressed discontent with the long-running protest.

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19 Feb 15 Bosnian Serb Leader Dodik Denies Hating Bosniaks

The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that he was a man of peace and blamed Bosniaks’ political leaders for making their lives difficult.

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18 Feb 15 New Kosovo Court Will Not Tackle Political Murders

The soon-to-be-established EU-backed special court for Kosovo will not deal with post-war murder cases that are suspected to have been politically motivated, officials have announced.

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16 Feb 15 Serbia Honours Chomsky for Criticising NATO Bombing

President Tomislav Nikolic honoured US philosopher Noam Chomsky after he wrote that the West showed hypocrisy for not condemning the deadly NATO attack on Serbian state TV in 1999.

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13 Feb 15 Serb Paramilitary Wins Rights Case Against Croatia

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that Croatia did not give Serb paramilitary Mile Sanader a fair trial when he was convicted of war crimes.

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12 Feb 15 Kosovo War Veterans Headcount Sparks Dispute

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander turned political party chief Ramush Haradinaj said the authorities had exaggerated the number of guerrillas who fought in the 1990s war.

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10 Feb 15 Croatian Medal for Bosniak Ex-Leader Angers Serbs

Serb organisations criticised outgoing Croatian President Ivo Josipovic for awarding a medal to former Bosnian presidency member Ejup Ganic because he was accused of war crimes against Yugoslav troops.

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10 Feb 15 Hague Prosecutors Renew Call for Seselj’s Detention

The prosecution at the UN-backed war crimes court has filed a second motion calling for freed Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj to be returned to custody in The Hague.

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