30 Oct 14 EU Kosovo Mission ‘Probing Internal Corruption Claims’

The head of the EU’s Kosovo rule-of-law mission rejected one of its prosecutor’s claims that it ignored internal corruption allegations and insisted it was investigating the alleged graft.

30 Oct 14 Bosnian Serbs to Remove Controversial Sarajevo Cross

The makeshift cross installed above the Bosnian capital to commemorate Serb victims of the 1990s conflict will be removed after it sparked angry reactions from Bosniak war victims.

30 Oct 14 Bosniak Policeman Awaits Kladanj Prisoner Abuse Verdict

Former reservist policeman Hariz Habibovic is on trial for mistreating Serb prisoners who were held in the village of Stupari near Kladanj in 1992.

30 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Hunger Deaths Were Propaganda

A defence witness told former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s trial that Bosniaks lied about deaths from hunger during wartime in a bid to win international support.

29 Oct 14 Croatia PM Rejects Protesting Veterans’ Demands

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said he would not submit to ‘ultimatums’ from the former soldiers who have been protesting for 10 days, demanding the war veterans minister’s dismissal.

29 Oct 14 EU Kosovo Mission Accused of Tolerating Corruption

An EU prosecutor who accused a judge of taking bribes to free suspects told BIRN that she spoke out because the European law mission in Kosovo failed to investigate her corruption claims.

29 Oct 14 Prosecutor Alleges Corruption at EU Kosovo Mission

An EU rule-of-law mission special prosecutor in Kosovo said that a senior official at the European judicial body took bribes to free suspects accused of serious crimes.

29 Oct 14 Two Bosnian Serbs Convicted of Visegrad Massacre

Former Bosnian Serb reservist policemen Predrag Milisavljevic and Milos Pantelic were both sentenced to 20 years in prison for the executions of 48 Bosniak civilians from Visegrad in 1992.

29 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Aid Convoys Helped Bosniak Forces

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial that humanitarian convoys transported munitions and food for the Bosnian Army during wartime and some international military observers scouted Serb positions.

28 Oct 14 Bosnia Opens First Trnovo Wartime Crimes Trial

Three former fighters are accused of participating in the killings, arrests and imprisonment of Serbs and the burning of their homes in villages in Trnovo near Sarajevo in 1992.

28 Oct 14 Croatian Ex-Soldier Attempts Suicide at Veterans’ Protest

A former serviceman set himself on fire outside the war veterans’ ministry in Zagreb – the second tragic incident at the veterans’ protest after a female ex-soldier died last week.

28 Oct 14 Bosnia Declares 2014 ‘Year of Missing Persons’

Bosnia and Herzegovina has belatedly declared 2014 the Year of Missing Persons, vowing to intensify the search for the remaining 8,000 people still unaccounted for after the 1990s conflict.

27 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier ‘Killed My Father’, Says Witness

A prosecution witness told Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Petar Kovacevic’s trial that she found out from her neighbours that the defendant shot her father dead near Visegrad in 1992.

27 Oct 14 Croatian War Veterans’ Protest Enters Second Week

Rejecting a face-to-face appeal from President Ivo Josipovic, protesting ex-soldiers said they would not end their non-stop sit-in outside the war veterans’ ministry until their demands are met.

27 Oct 14 Serbs Urge US to Support Return to Kosovo

Kosovo Serb refugees called for US embassy in Pristina to protect their rights, claiming they are forbidden to return to their houses in Kosovo.


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