bosnia-to-ensure-housing-for-more-than-400-refugee-families-01-26-2016
26 Jan 16 Bosnia to Build Houses for 438 Refugee Families

The Bosnian state ministry for refugees launched a project worth more than 15 million euros to ensure housing for 438 families left without a permanent home since the 1990s conflict.

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bosniak-residents-ready-to-boycott-school-in-srebrenica-01-07-2016
13 Jan 16 Bosniak Parents Threaten Srebrenica School Boycott

Bosniak parents in Srebrenica have threatened to boycott the local primary school in the latest row over language and education in the country’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

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protest-against-serb-pilgrims-visit-in-gjakova-01-06-2016
06 Jan 16 Serb Pilgrims Pelted With Eggs in Kosovo

A small group of protesters hurled eggs and ice at a bus carrying Serb pilgrims who came to visit a church in Gjakova/Djakovica in western Kosovo to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.

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serbia-s-church-call-for-return-unrealistic-serbs-refugee-groups-argue-01-06-2016
06 Jan 16 Serbian Church Call for Refugee Return ‘Unrealistic’

Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej’s call for Serbs to return to their former homes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo is not likely to be answered, said refugees who fled the conflicts there.

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serbs-still-fear-return-to-kosovo-homes-graves--11-25-2015
25 Nov 15 Serbs Sceptical About Patriarch’s ‘Return to Kosovo’ Call

Serbia’s Patriarch Irinej called for Serbs to return to their homes in Kosovo, but those who fled after the war said Belgrade and Pristina must guarantee their safety first.

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ransacking-of-returnees-houses-reflects-bosnia-s-growing-ethnic-tensions-10-09-2015
09 Oct 15 Returnee Homes Ravaged as Bosnia's Tensions Rise

Recent savage attack on Bosniak returnees' homes in a village in southern Bosnia forms part of a disturbing trend in the divided country.

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bosnian-serb-minister-hopes-for-school-boycott-solution-08-31-2015
31 Aug 15 Bosniak Parents Reject School Boycott Compromise

Parents planning to boycott schools in protest at the Bosnian Serb government’s renaming of the Bosnian language as ‘Bosniak’ said that a compromise offered by officials was unacceptable.

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renaming-of-bosnian-language-sparks-school-boycott-08-27-2015
28 Aug 15 Renaming of Bosnian Language Sparks School Boycott

Dozens of Bosniak parents will send their children to a temporary educational establishment instead of regular schools in protest at the Bosnian Serb government’s renaming of the Bosnian language as ‘Bosniak’.

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solving-refugee-problems-requires-cooperation-between-states-07-30-2015
31 Jul 15 Serbia’s Plan for Refugees ‘Likely to Fail’

The new Serbian national strategy on refugees and displaced people will not help them resolve their problems, a refugee association warned.

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strasbourg-court-targets-serbia-over-1999-idps-eviction-07-30-2015
30 Jul 15 Serbia Taken to Euro Court Over Roma Evictions

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case against Serbia brought by campaigners seeking to stop forced evictions of Roma families who fled the Kosovo war in 1999.

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region-pledges-cooperation-on-kosovo-returnees-issue
16 Jul 15 Kosovo Neighbours Pledge to Work Harder on Returnees

Representatives of Kosovo's neighboring countries met in Pristina to coordinate efforts on returning around 20,000 persons displaced from the Kosovo war who are willing to return.

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tensions-in-kosovo-north-over-homes-of-returnees
23 Mar 15 North Kosovo Land Row Stalls Post-War Rebuilding

Competing claims from Albanians and Serbs over land in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo have prevented the reconstruction of houses for people seeking to return after the 1990s conflict.

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refugees-in-montenegro-plan-return-to-kosovo
17 Mar 15 Refugees in Montenegro Plan Return to Kosovo

Hundreds of refugees who fled Kosovo during the late 1990s and are now living in Montenegro say they are ready to go home if the authorities in both countries assist them.

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federation-helps-mosque-reconstruction-in-foca
26 Feb 15 War-Battered Bosnian Mosque to be Rebuilt

The 16th century Emperor’s Mosque in the town of Foca, which was badly damaged by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992, is to be reconstructed.

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montenegro-urged-to-close-rundown-refugee-camp
23 Feb 15 Montenegro Urged to Close Rundown Refugee Camp

European rights officials are to urge Montenegro to shut the largest refugee camp in the country, where Roma displaced from Kosovo by the late 1990s war are still living in desperate conditions.

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