03 Oct 17 Controversial Major’s Statue Causes Serbia-Croatia Row

A diplomatic row has continued to simmer for four days after Serbia unveiled a monument to a Yugoslav major who blew himself up rather than surrender to Croatian forces during the war in 1991.

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28 Sep 17 Sarajevans Furious After Councillors Snub Wartime Hero

Councillors in the Novo Sarajevo municipality were criticised for voting not to name a sports hall after Goran Cengic, who was killed after trying to save his neighbour from being killed in 1992.

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05 Sep 17 Tito’s Name Still Adorns Streets Across Ex-Yugoslavia

An Italian researcher has made a Google map showing that there are still 276 squares, streets and waterfronts named after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito in former Yugoslav states.

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23 Aug 17 Croatia Honours Victims of Totalitarian Regimes

Croatian officials marked Europe's official day of remembrance for the victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, visiting some of the worst killing sites and former prison camps.

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21 Aug 17 Bosnians Mourn Koricani Cliff Massacre Victims

Hundreds of family members, survivors and activists on Monday commemorated the 200 Bosniak and Croat men killed by Bosnian Serbs at Koricani cliff on Mt Vlasic in 1992.

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14 Aug 17 Belgrade to Name Street After Kosovo War Dead

A new boulevard in Belgrade will be named in honour of Yugoslav Army soldiers killed in a Kosovo Liberation Army ambush in 1998, which Serbia considers a war crime.

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08 Aug 17 Montenegro Asked to Finance Chetnik Monument

A local official in the town of Berane has asked the Montenegrin government to pay for the construction of a monument to WWII Chetnik commander Pavle Djurisic, who was killed in 1945.

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08 Aug 17 Macedonia Commemorates Karpalak Ambush Massacre

Macedonia is marking the 16th anniversary of the ambush and killing of ten soldiers on the Skopje-Tetovo highway near the end of the 2001 armed conflict with ethnic Albanian rebels.

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05 Aug 17 Croatia Honours Operation Storm Victory, Mourns Deaths

Politicians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the victorious military Operation Storm, saying it allowed Croatia to become a modern European state, at a commemoration which this year was almost free of extreme nationalist outbursts.

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05 Aug 17 Serbia Commemorates Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he hopes Serbs will forgive but never forget the crimes committed against murdered and exiled victims of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm 22 years ago.

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04 Aug 17 Bosnians Mark 25 Years Since Omarska Camp Closure

The 25th anniversary of the beginning of the release of detainees from the notorious Omarska detention camp, run by Bosnian Serb forces in Prijedor, will be marked this weekend.

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01 Aug 17 Croatian HDZ Member ‘Threatens NGO’ over Storm Apology

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said it was threatened by a member of the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ because of its campaign apologising to Serb victims of the 1995 military operation ‘Storm’.

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31 Jul 17 Croatian Veterans Disrupt Serbs’ WWII Commemoration

A group of Croatian 1990s war veterans shouted and insulted speakers at a commemoration for Serb civilians killed by the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in the town of Glina.

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25 Jul 17 Campaign Urges Croatia to Apologise to ‘Storm’ Victims

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has launched a poster campaign in Zagreb urging the government to say sorry to Serb victims of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm in August 1995.

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21 Jul 17 Montenegro Urged to Challenge Killer’s Statue in Croatia

Activists in Montenegro accused the government of not doing enough to pressurise Croatia to remove a monument to a Croat who killed a Montenegrin ambassador in 1971.

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