07 Apr 14 UN: Croatia Refugees No Longer Need Protection

The United Nations has recommended that people who fled the 1991-95 war in Croatia should no longer have refugee status now the country has joined the EU.

14 Mar 14 Refugees in Montenegro Seek Return to Kosovo

Scores of refugee families from Kosovo now living in Montenegro are ready to go home if the Montenegrin and Kosovo authorities can help them to do so, a minister announced.

20 Jan 14 Montenegro Refugees to Sue State in Strasbourg

Refugees alleging discrimination will take Montenegro to the European Court of Human Rights, demanding to be granted citizenship of the country in which they have lived for years.

09 Jan 14 Kosovo Criticised Over Refugee Confusion

The OSCE said the Kosovo authorities have no accurate data about how many asylum-seekers have been sent back from the West or whether they are being treated properly.

25 Oct 13 Serbia Signs Up to Build 17,000 Refugee Homes

Belgrade has formally agreed to join a cross-Balkans housing project which intends to provide homes for thousands of refugee families in Serbia who were displaced by conflict.

18 Oct 13 Montenegro Refugees Warned Over Legal Residence Deadline

The Montenegrin authorities and the UN warned that 4,800 refugees must apply for permanent residence status before the end of the year or risk being classed as illegal immigrants.

08 Oct 13 Montenegro Refugees ‘Suffering Without ID Papers’

The Council of Europe has expressed concern that some refugees in Montenegro have not yet been given identity documents to enable them to get work, healthcare and education.

19 Sep 13 Montenegro To Launch Refugee Camp Clean-Up

The clean-up of the Konik camp in Podgorica, inhabited by over 1,500 Roma refugees who fled the Kosovo war, marks the anniversary of Montenegro declaring itself an ‘ecological state’.

17 Sep 13 Bosniaks Boycott School Alleging Serb ‘Discrimination’

A group of Bosniak families who returned to Bosnia’s Serb-run entity after the 1992-95 war are boycotting their village school for a third week, alleging discrimination.

08 Aug 13 Serb Refugees Urged to Return to Croatia, Bosnia

The Serbian authorities said that refugees who fled Croatia and Bosnia during wartime and lost their homes should apply soon if they want to be given new property.

20 Jun 13 Serbia’s Wartime Refugees Still Awaiting New Homes

Eighteen years after the war, there are still more than 50,000 refugees without permanent homes in Serbia, while money to solve their problems is running out, the UN says.

14 May 13 Sarajevo Authorities Offer Benefits to Post-War Returnees

The Sarajevo cantonal government has adopted a new law allowing people displaced by the 1990s war to retain welfare benefits when they return to their old homes.

26 Apr 13 Hundreds of Balkan Refugee Families Get New Homes

Almost 500 families from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will be given new homes in a scheme that also aims to solve tens of thousands more wartime refugees’ housing problems.

26 Feb 13 Bosnian Parliament Backs New Rights for Refugees

Proposed new legislation giving Bosnian refugees rights to their pre-war property or compensation passed its first reading in the legislature.

29 Jan 13 Bosnian Serb Minister Asks Croat Refugees to Return

The refugees minister from Bosnia’s Serb-run entity Republika Srpska said funds were available to help families who fled to Croatia during wartime to go home.


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