old-partisan-songs-have-new-revolutionary-potential--05-26-2016 27 May 16 Old Partisan Songs Have ‘New Revolutionary Potential’

Ana Hofman, a specialist in the music of former Yugoslavia, says wartime Partisan songs can be seen as subversive in today’s context of a global capitalist crisis.

tito-s-birthday-still-marked-despite-criticism-05-25-2016 25 May 16 Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

mosque-reopening-spotlights-wartime-killings-of-clerics-05-11-2016 11 May 16 Mosque Reopening Spotlights Wartime Killings of Clerics

The recent reopening of Bosnia’s historic Ottoman-era Ferhadija mosque, which was destroyed in wartime, highlighted the killings of clerics and widespread destruction of religious buildings during the 1992-95 conflict.

outrage-over-war-led-bosnian-to-syria-05-09-2016 10 May 16 Outrage Over War Led Bosnian to Syria

Ibrahim Delic, who fought alongside mujahideen troops in the Bosnian war and is now on trial for taking part in the Syrian conflict, says anger over the suffering in the Middle East made him travel there.

croatian-historian-condemns-minister-s-wwii-rhetoric-04-13-2016 13 Apr 16 Croatian Historian Condemns Minister’s WWII Rhetoric

Natasa Matausic, a historian who specialises in Croatia’s World War II history, said the country’s new culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic should apologise for past statements praising fascist fighters.

croatian-wartime-unit-celebrates-with-fascist-chant-04-11-2016 11 Apr 16 Croatian Wartime Unit Celebrates with Fascist Chant

A 1990s wartime Croatian Defence Forces unit named after a WWII Nazi-allied commander celebrated its 25th anniversary by chanting a fascist slogan and calling for it to be legalised.

sarajevo-recalls-wartime-siege-schools-04-08-2016 08 Apr 16 Sarajevo Teachers Recall Schooldays Under Siege

Tens of thousands of children went to school in improvised classrooms during the siege of Sarajevo that started 24 years ago this week, with pupils and teachers often risking their lives for education.

croatian-jews-outraged-by-holocaust-denial-film-04-05-2016 05 Apr 16 Croatian Jews Outraged by Concentration Camp Film

Croatian Jewish representatives expressed outrage after the culture minister praised a film claiming the number of people killed by the country’s pro-Nazi WWII regime at the Jasenovac concentration camp was exaggerated.

slain-serbian-pm-s-admirers-mourn-his-fading-influence-03-11-2016 11 Mar 16 Slain Serbian PM’s Admirers Mourn His Fading Influence

Thirteen years after the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, the admirers who preserve his memory fear that his progressive influence on society is waning.

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.

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