balkan-youth-urged-to-breach-the-wartime-divides-07-05-2016 06 Jul 16 Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

vojislav-seselj-seeks-political-resurrection-in-bosnia-05-25-2016 26 May 16 Vojislav Seselj Seeks Political Resurrection in Bosnia

With his popularity boosted by his war crimes acquittal, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj is hoping to stage a political comeback among Bosnia’s Serbs as well as in his home country.

belgrade-zagreb-tvs-restore-broken-links-02-01-2016 02 Feb 16 Belgrade, Zagreb TV Stations Restore Broken Links

Serbia’s RTS and Croatia’s HRT public broadcasters, both accused of warmongering propaganda during the 1990s, are now making a new series together, reviving their Yugoslav-era links.

serbian-kosovar-journalists-build-bridges-with-words-11-27-2015 27 Nov 15 Serbian, Kosovar Journalists Build Bridges with Words

In a bid to bring their estranged communities closer together, Serbian and Kosovar reporters worked on stories in each other’s countries in a collaborative project that could highlight paths towards reconciliation.

shakespeare-reconnects-serbian-and-kosovar-theatregoers-11-06-2015 12 Nov 15 Shakespeare Reconnects Serbian and Kosovo Theatregoers

With a Kosovo Albanian playing Romeo and a Serb playing Juliet, Predrag Miki Manojlovic’s production of the Shakespeare classic is intended to bring Belgrade and Pristina closer together.

serbia-blocks-payment-to-bosnian-torture-victims 14 Jan 15 Serbia Blocks Payment to Bosnian Torture Victims

Two detainees tortured at the Sljivovica wartime detention camp in Serbia have not received compensation awarded to them because Belgrade’s public attorney’s office has demanded the case be reviewed.

captain-dragan-case-fuels-croatia-serbia-tussle 06 Jan 15 ‘Captain Dragan’ Case Sparks Croatia-Serbia Tussle

Zagreb and Belgrade are competing for the right to put notorious former Serb paramilitary chief Dragan Vasiljkovic on trial for war crimes, as he seeks to avoid extradition from Australia.

playing-together-but-still-living-apart 12 Mar 14 Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

balkan-truth-campaign-at-a-crossroads 27 May 13 Balkan Truth Campaign at a Crossroads

Five years after it was founded, the RECOM coalition campaigning for the creation of a regional truth commission about the 1990s conflict has still not convinced governments to sign up.

zagreb-s-tangled-affections-for-bosnia-s-croats 21 Feb 13 Zagreb’s Tangled Affections for Bosnia’s Croats

European Union membership for Croatia may not resolve Zagreb’s contradictory urges to support a unified Bosnia while simultaneously backing Bosnian Croats’ grievances.

serbia-and-bosnia-uniting-for-justice 28 Jan 13 Serbia and Bosnia: Uniting for Justice

Belgrade and Sarajevo are to sign an agreement to cooperate over war crimes cases, but some victims fear that it may not bring more convictions.

serbia-still-bent-on-abusing-kosovo-issue 15 Jun 12 Serbia Still Bent on ‘Abusing’ Kosovo Issue

Serbian politicians have long misused the Kosovo dispute in foreign and domestic policy - and a change of course by the next government looks unlikely, Jadranka Jelincic, Belgrade head of the Fund for an Open Society, says.

reconciliation-as-a-political-taboo 20 Apr 12 Reconciliation as a Political Taboo

Reconciliation has lost its prominence on the political agenda of the former Yugoslav countries.

montenegro-needs-donors-for-roma-refugees 16 Apr 12 Montenegro Looks for Donors For Roma Refugees

At the upcoming donors conference, Montenegro will try to obtain funds for its most vulnerable refugees, says Zeljko Sofranac, director of the Bureau for the Care of Refugees.

justice-and-reconciliation-cannot-be-delayed 19 Mar 12 Justice and Reconciliation Cannot be Delayed

Justice and reconciliation must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.

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