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31 Jul 15 ‘Operation Storm’ War Crimes Site Launched in Croatia

Croatian NGOs launched an interactive site showing the findings of the UN war crimes court in The Hague about the Croatian military’s 1995 ‘Operation Storm’ ahead of its 20th anniversary next week.

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29 Jul 15 Croatian Anti-Fascists Commemorate 1941 Deaths of Serbs

The Anti-Fascist League of Croatia commemorated the deaths of around 1,000 Serbs who were killed by Nazi-allied Ustasa units in the town of Glina during July and August 1941.

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29 Jul 15 Serbs Announce ‘Operation Storm’ Anniversary Mourning

Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska will hold a day of mourning to commemorate Serb victims of the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm on its 20th anniversary in August.

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27 Jul 15 Right-Wingers Target Croatian WWII Uprising Anniversary

Croatian Serbs and anti-fascist activists marked the anniversary of the 1941 anti-fascist uprising in the village of Srb despite being confronted by dozens of far-right protesters.

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24 Jul 15 Serbia to Name School after Nationalist Writer Cosic

A primary school will be named after the late writer, politician and Serbian nationalist ideologist Dobrica Cosic in the village of Velika Drenova, where he was born.

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23 Jul 15 Post-War Murders of 14 Kosovo Serbs Commemorated

A Serbian official strongly criticised the Pristina authorities for failing to investigate the murders of 14 Serb civilians in a Kosovo village just after the war ended in 1999.

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23 Jul 15 Croatian President Apologises for Nazi Regime Deaths

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic visited the World Centre for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem and expressed her “deepest regrets” about victims of the Nazi-allied regime in Croatia in WWII.

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10 Jul 15 Belgrade Bans Rallies on Srebrenica Anniversary

The interior ministry banned all public gatherings in Belgrade on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres, citing security risks after rival rallies marking the date were announced.

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08 Jul 15 Activists Install Srebrenica Memorial in Belgrade

Belgrade peace activists installed a memorial to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, calling the massacres of Bosniaks in July 1995 the worst crime since the Holocaust.

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03 Jul 15 Kosovo Veterans Oppose Honour for Yugoslav Ex-President

Kosovo Liberation Army veterans criticised a plan to name a street after Sinan Hasani, an ethnic Albanian who controversially served as Yugoslavia’s president in the 1980s.

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02 Jul 15 Peace-Seeking Croatian Policeman’s Death Commemorated

Relatives of Josip Reihl Kir and Croatian activists commemorated the 1991 murder of the police chief who was killed after trying to prevent armed conflict breaking out in the Osijek region.

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29 Jun 15 Serbia Unveils Monument to Gavrilo Princip

Serbia’s president unveiled a statue of Princip, whose murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand helped to spark World War I, saying that the assassin tried to liberate Balkan countries from slavery.

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10 Jun 15 Kosovo Reburies Albanian Hero Isa Boletini

Isa Boletini, a military leader and national hero in Kosovo and Albania, was reburied at a ceremony in his home village in northern Kosovo, almost a century after his death.

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08 Jun 15 Belgrade to Unveil Gavrilo Princip Monument

A monument dedicated to Gavrilo Princip, whose murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand helped to spark World War I, will be inaugurated in the Serbian capital later this month.

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03 Jun 15 Pope Urged to Speak Out on Srebrenica

Bosnian academics and war victims’ representatives have urged Pope Francis to use his forthcoming visit to the country to declare that the 1995 Srebrenica massacres were genocide.

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