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24 Mar 17 Serbia Mourns 1999 Bombing Victims; Kosovo Thanks NATO

Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with a ceremony in Grdelica, where a passenger train was hit - but Kosovo officials gave thanks for the Western military intervention.

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20 Mar 17 Montenegrin Officer Held for War Crimes in Croatia

A former Yugoslav People’s Army naval officer from Montenegro is being held on remand in Croatia on suspicion of commanding attacks on the coastal town of Sibenik in 1991.

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14 Mar 17 Rise of Yugo-Nostalgia ‘Reflects Contemporary Problems’

The nostalgia for socialist Yugoslavia in some Balkan countries indicates dissatisfaction with present-day conditions, a historian who led research on the issue told BIRN.

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10 Mar 17 Balkan Leaders ‘Backsliding on Post-War Justice’

The process of ensuring justice for the crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars has stalled because of a lack of political will, campaigners for a regional truth commission warned.

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28 Feb 17 Podgorica Rejects Bid to Censure Croatian Ex-President

Montenegro’s capital rejected an opposition plea to revoke the honorary citizenship of former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic over his controversial statements about the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp.

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01 Feb 17 Bosniaks, Serbs in Montenegro to Appeal for Reconciliation

A group of Serbs and Bosniaks in Montenegro is working on a declaration of reconciliation in a bid to overcome the disputes that have caused new tensions between the two ethnic groups.

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29 Dec 16 Montenegro’s Bosniaks Thwart Njegos National Holiday

Montenegro’s government dropped plans to declare the birthday of Petar II Petrovic Njegos a national holiday after opposition from Bosniaks who accuse the poet-prince of glorifying the killing of Muslims.

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06 Dec 16 Activists Urge Montenegro To Punish Dubrovnik Attackers

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army attack on the Croatian port town of Dubrovnik, rights groups urged the authorities to prosecute Montenegrins who participated in it.

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30 Nov 16 Montenegro Arrests Croatian Serb War Crimes Convict

Montenegrin police arrested Miroslav Jovic, a Serb convicted in absentia in Croatia of committing war crimes against Croats during the conflict in the country in 1991, media reported.

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04 Nov 16 Pro-Yugoslav Montenegrins Oppose German War Cemetery

A group of Yugo-nostalgic activists said it will launch a legal challenge to senior officials over the construction of a cemetery for German soldiers killed in World War II in Montenegro.

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22 Sep 16 Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.

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21 Sep 16 Kosovo Could Restore Serb-Albanian Anti-Fascist Monument

The Pristina authorities will consider restoring a monument celebrating Serb and Albanian anti-fascist cooperation in WWII after a one-man protest by the head of the Union of Montenegrins in Kosovo.

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13 Sep 16 Montenegrins Campaign to Revoke Karadzic’s Poetry Award

A petition has been launched in Montenegro urging the authorities to revoke a literary award given to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in 1993.

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05 Sep 16 Balkan Prosecutors Vow Justice for War Crimes Victims

Amid heightened regional tensions, prosecutors from Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro met to show commitment to achieving justice for war crimes victims, the Hague Tribunal’s chief prosecutor said.

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montenegro-arrests-war-crime-suspect-over-kosovo-killings-08-04-2016
04 Aug 16 Montenegro Arrests Kosovo War Murder Suspect

Police have arrested a Montenegrin citizen suspected of involvement in the killing of at least six ethnic Albanians in a Kosovo village in 1999 while he was serving with the Yugoslav Army.

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