25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Make Concession on Disputed Holiday

MPs in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity voted to make the entity’s annual holiday a secular event, after the state Constitutional Court ruled it unlawful, saying it discriminated against non-Orthodox Christians.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb MPs to Vote on Disputed Holiday

Following a disputed referendum on the subject in the Bosnian Serb-led entity, the Republika Srpska assembly was due to meet on Tuesday to vote to make January 9 a 'secular' holiday.

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24 Oct 16 Belgrade Jews Oppose WWII Serbian Leader’s Rehabilitation

The Jewish Community of Belgrade said it would use all legal means to prevent the rehabilitation of Milan Nedic, Serbia’s WWII-era prime minister, arguing that he participated in the Holocaust.

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21 Oct 16 Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

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19 Oct 16 Trump Urged to Reject Vojislav Seselj’s Support

Former US diplomats, academics and activists called on presidential candidate Donald Trump to disavow support from Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for alleged war crimes.

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18 Oct 16 Serbian Rights Group Challenges Defamation Conviction

The Humanitarian Law Centre will appeal to the Constitutional Court over a ruling ordering it to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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12 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Challenge Bosnia’s Independence Day

Parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity filed a motion to the state Constitutional court claiming the Independence Day holiday marked in the country’s other entity, the Bosniak-Croat Federation, is unconstitutional.

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12 Oct 16 Kosovo MPs Demand Serbia Releases Police Director

Kosovo’s parliament passed a resolution calling for the release of Mitrovica police director Nehat Thaci, who was arrested in Serbia on terrorism charges, and for the EU to intervene to ensure he is freed.

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10 Oct 16 Kosovo Police Director Denies Serbian ‘Terror’ Charges

Nehat Thaci, the Kosovo Police director in the Mitrovica area who was arrested last month by Serbia, denied charges accusing him of staging a terrorist attack on a Serb family in 1999.

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10 Oct 16 Lawyer Faces Grilling Over Banned Bosnia Referendum

As Bosnia's state prosecutor prepares to grill low-ranking witnesses, experts say it will be hard for state institutions to hold senior officials in Republika Srpska to account for the recent banned referendum.

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07 Oct 16 Macedonia Struggles to Give Minority Civil Servants Jobs

Macedonia's authorities are having a hard time finding workplaces for 1,750 or so ethnic minority civil servants who have been employed in line with the 2001 peace accord but who linger on the state payroll at home.

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06 Oct 16 Macedonia Shootout Suspects Want Politicians to Testify

Ethnic Albanian defendants accused of participating in a two-day gunbattle with Macedonian security forces in Kumanovo in May 2015 want two political party leaders to appear as witnesses at their trial.

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05 Oct 16 Killed Serbian Soldiers’ Families Demand New Probe

Families of two soldiers killed at a Belgrade barracks where they alleged war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was hiding called for a new investigation to finally reveal who was responsible.

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05 Oct 16 Croatian Veterans Ready to Meet Serbian Ex-Soldiers

One of the leaders of Croatia’s war veterans, Josip Klemm, said he was ready to have talks with former Serbian soldiers in order to help find people who are still missing from the 1990s conflict.

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04 Oct 16 Bosnia Elects War Criminal, Corrupt Officials as Mayors

Five people who were convicted of war crimes, corruption, kidnapping and abuse of office have been elected as mayors in municipal polls in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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