tribute-to-ottoman-sultan-divides-kosovo-town-01-18-2016 19 Jan 16 Tribute to Ottoman Sultan Divides Kosovo Town

A row has erupted in the Kosovo town named after 14th century Serbian knight Milos Obilic, the alleged killer of invader Sultan Murad I, over whether to name a cultural centre after the Ottoman potentate.

the-forgotten-heroes-of-serb-albanian-comradeship-01-14-2016 15 Jan 16 The Forgotten Heroes of Serb-Albanian Comradeship

Boro Vukmirovic, a Serb, and Ramiz Sadiku, a Kosovo Albanian, became Yugoslav icons after dying together while fighting fascism - can reviving their memory promote tolerance in today’s divided ex-Yugoslavia?

bosnian-serb-national-celebration-leaves-a-troubling-hangover-01-13-2016 13 Jan 16 Bosnian Serb Party Leaves a Troubling Hangover

Defiant celebrations of the disputed Bosnian Serb ‘Republic Day’ holiday brought unwelcome divisions back to the ethnically-mixed town of Prijedor, where locals usually seek to avoid tensions.

operation-storm-causes-turbulence-for-croatia-12-24-2015 31 Dec 15 Operation Storm Causes Turbulence for Croatia

2015 was marred by arguments with Serbia over celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, while protesting war veterans caused problems domestically.

grim-anniversaries-overshadow-bosnia-in-2015-12-17-2015 24 Dec 15 Grim Anniversaries Overshadow Bosnia in 2015

From World War II commemorations to the anniversaries of the Srebrenica massacres and the Dayton peace agreement, the year served to remind Bosnia of its violent past - and uncertain future.

heritage-in-flames-prosecuting-wartime-cultural-crimes-11-06-2015 06 Nov 15 Heritage in Flames: Prosecuting Wartime Cultural Crimes

Kosovo’s bid to join UNESCO has again highlighted the destruction of cultural and religious monuments during wartime - crimes that ex-Yugoslav countries’ courts have largely been failing to tackle.

distorted-remembrance-culture-traps-bosnia-in-past--10-09-2015 12 Oct 15 Distorted Remembrance Culture ‘Traps Bosnia in Past’

Bosnia’s wartime divisions are being passed to onto the next generation, because there is no systematic approach to remembering the 1992-95 conflict, a Bosnian professor warns.

i-am-still-proud-of-october-5-10-05-2015 05 Oct 15 I Am Still Proud of October 5

We achieved our main goals 15 years ago – too bad we wasted so many opportunities after that.

years-on-old-milosevic-allies-still-run-serbia-10-02-2015 05 Oct 15 Years on, Old Milosevic Allies Still Run Serbia

Fifteen years after Slobodan Milosevic was ousted, many key figures of the old regime are back on the political stage and wielding power once again.

don-t-rebury-apis-in-serbia-historian-urges-09-29-2015 30 Sep 15 Don’t Rebury WW1 Col Apis in Serbia, Historian Urges

As Belgrade readies to bury remains of Col Dragutin Dimitrijevic Apis the historian Milivoj Beslin says it sends the wrong message to a country still troubled by political murders.

tracing-wwi-s-fallen-from-holland-to-serbia-09-10-2015 11 Sep 15 Tracing WWI’s Fallen from Holland to Serbia

After documenting around 100 Serbian soldiers who died in the Netherlands during World War I, Dutchman Fabian Vendrig has taken on another challenge - finding their families.

our-hero-your-killer-a-sarajevo-story-08-10-2015 10 Aug 15 Our Hero, Your Killer: A Sarajevo Story

Public denial of crimes against Serbs by the Bosnian Army in besieged Sarajevo shows that rival interpretations of the wartime past remain hard to reconcile, historian Nicolas Moll tells BIRN.

nationalist-commemorations-threaten-balkan-reconciliation-08-07-2015 07 Aug 15 Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

operation-storm-anniversary-shows-bosnia-s-ethnic-divisions-08-05-2015 05 Aug 15 Operation Storm Anniversary Shows Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions

Politicians from different ethnic groups either celebrated Croatia’s victory during Operation Storm or mourned the Serb victims, highlighting divisions that still paralyse the country 20 years on.

operation-storm-childhood-memories-of-a-refugee-exodus-08-02-2015 04 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Childhood Memories of a Refugee Exodus

Twenty years after he fled the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm with his mother, two bags and a single toy, images of refugee convoys and burned-out houses remain vivid in 24-year-old Milos Ivanisevic’s memory.

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