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.
European Union membership for Croatia may not resolve Zagreb’s contradictory urges to support a unified Bosnia while simultaneously backing Bosnian Croats’ grievances.
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.
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 has lost its prominence on the political agenda of the former Yugoslav countries.
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 must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.
Key findings of the OSCE survey about Serbian attitudes towards war crimes and the trials held at the Hague Tribunal and national courts.
By obtaining EU candidate status, Serbia has sent an important signal - but the real test will be the membership negotiations, as they will require a deeper transformation of society.
With both governments in principle in favor of a bilateral agreement to withdraw mutual genocide claims, prospects for an out-of-court settlement are improving.
Stephen Rapp, US ambassador-at-large for war crimes, says that in the absence of extradition agreements, closer regional cooperation on pursuit of war crimes is vital.
Serbia’s initiative to establish a pan-Balkan extradition treaty may see lift-off next year - but Kosovo’s exclusion from the scheme looks like another politically driven error.
Ruling party seems to be returning to classic nationalist politics with the passage of a controversial law on war crimes, but the shift is is unlikely to derail Croatia's EU accession in 2013.
Spate of extradition demands forms part of strategy to use the law to downplay Serbia’s responsibility for the war crimes of the 1990s, critics say.
As the ICTY hands over war crimes cases to Balkan courts, journalists remain key to monitoring trials, access to justice and eventual redress, says tribunal spokesperson Nerma Jelacic.