pancevo-serbia-s-industrial-melting-pot-02-09-2017 10 Feb 17 Tolerance and Tensions in Serbia’s Industrial Melting Pot

Despite sporadic incidents of ethnic violence in the 1990s, the industrial city of Pancevo is home to 27 different ethnic groups and has accommodated several waves of refugees from the war years.

photographer-tells-story-of-serbia-s-turbulent-1990s-02-08-2017 09 Feb 17 Photographer Tells Story of Serbia’s Turbulent 1990s

The decade of wars, repression, hyperinflation and protests is documented through a young man’s eyes in a new exhibition of pictures by Serbian photographer Srdjan Veljovic.

kosovo-s-serbs-feel-frightened-insecure-and-misused-01-19-2017 19 Jan 17 Kosovo’s Serbs Feel Frightened, Insecure and Misused

Serbs in Kosovo say that the recent ‘propaganda train’ dispute between Belgrade and Pristina left them worried about their security and fearful that they are being used as political pawns.

kosovo-and-serbia-non-cooperation-perpetuates-injustice-01-10-2017 11 Jan 17 Kosovo and Serbia: Non-Cooperation Perpetuates Injustice

The arrest in France of Kosovo’s ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj on a Serbian warrant highlighted how continuing enmity and lack of cooperation between Belgrade and Pristina means war criminals are not facing trial.

the-last-year-for-the-icty-01-02-2017-1 04 Jan 17 Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

british-author-set-to-reignite-stepinac-debate-12-28-2016 29 Dec 16 British Author Set to Reignite Stepinac Debate

An important new book on Archbishop Stepinac will delight some and anger others with its staunch defence of Croatia’s most controversial cleric.

balkan-schoolbooks-still-fight-over-kosovo-s-history-12-27-2016 28 Dec 16 Balkan Schoolbooks Offer Conflicting Versions of Kosovo’s History

Shkelzen Gashi tells BIRN that his new report reveals how differently the history of Kosovo is taught all over the Western Balkans - with worrying implications for relations between neighbouring countries.

serbia-the-radicals-revival-and-the-missing-prosecutor-12-20-2016 27 Dec 16 Serbia: The Radicals’ Revival and the Missing Prosecutor

The ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party got back into parliament after its leader Vojislav Seselj was acquitted by the Hague Tribunal, while Serbia went through a full year without a war crimes prosecutor.

ante-markovic-pm-who-tried-to-rescue-yugoslavia-12-19-2016 20 Dec 16 Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

balkan-war-crime-suspects-maintain-political-influence-12-02-2016 07 Dec 16 Balkan War Crime Suspects Maintain Political Influence

Years after the Balkan conflicts, voters in former Yugoslav countries are still electing people who have been convicted of or charged with war crimes, showing how nationalism still distorts the political environment.

schwendiman-new-kosovo-war-court-not-anti-albanian--11-14-2016 15 Nov 16 Schwendiman: New Kosovo War Court ‘Not Anti-Albanian’

In his first interview since being appointed chief prosecutor of the new Kosovo special court, David Schwendiman told BIRN that suspected criminals are his target, not the Kosovo Liberation Army itself.

unmarked-grave-hides-belgrade-s-post-wwii-execution-victims-11-03-2016 04 Nov 16 Unmarked Grave Hides Belgrade’s Post-WWII Execution Victims

In a wealthy district of Belgrade, people shot by the Yugoslav Communists after World War II lie buried in an unmarked grave - but now their relatives are calling for a permanent memorial.

serbia-s-refusal-to-extradite-nationalists-raises-suspicions-10-31-2016 03 Nov 16 Serbia’s Refusal to Extradite Radicals Raises Suspicions

Belgrade is refusing to extradite three wanted Serbian Radical Party members to the Hague Tribunal, sparking claims that it’s trying to avoid the UN court hearing how PM Aleksandar Vucic was accused of witness intimidation.

serbian-peace-women-mark-25-years-of-defiance-10-10-2016 10 Oct 16 Serbian Peace Women Mark 25 Years of Defiance

Belgrade-based peace group Women in Black is marking 25 years of staging peaceful demonstrations against militarism and standing up against threats of violence from Serbian nationalists.

croatia-s-wwii-revisionism-terrifying-says-historian-09-26-2016 28 Sep 16 Croatia’s WWII Revisionism ‘Terrifying’, Says Historian

British historian Rory Yeomans, who has researched the Croatian fascist Ustasa movement, says he is worried by attempts by politicians and academics to play down the crimes it committed in World War II.

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