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22 Sep 14

Tito’s Private Books Opened to Public

The Museum of Yugoslav History will allow public access to parts of Josip Broz Tito’s private library this month, as well as showing off the paintings he collected.

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19 Sep 14

World War I Takes Centre Stage at BITEF

The conflagration that began with the assassination in Sarajevo will be a major theme at the 48th Belgrade Theatre Festival.

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15 Sep 14

Montenegro to Host McLaren F1 Anniversary Race

In another bid to promote investment and tourism in the country, Montenegro plans to organize promotional Formula 1 races in the country.

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12 Sep 14

Belgrade Botanical Gardens Reopens to Visitors

After two years of reconstruction, the biggest green oasis in the capital, Jevremovac, will reopen in the end of September.

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10 Sep 14

Henry Moore’s Art Makes Post-Yugoslav Return

The Serbian National Museum showcases graphic works by Henry Moore – the first major exhibition in Belgrade featuring the British artist since his controversial visit in 1955.

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04 Sep 14

Vandalised Albanian Monument Stirs Political Row

The vandalising of a monument dedicated to the victims of Albania’s communist regime has sparked a political row between the government and its critics.

01 Sep 14

Book Fans Head For Zagreb Literary Festival

Writers and lovers of the printed word will be celebrating the latest literary achievements at the Festival of World Literature in Zagreb, Croatia.

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23 Aug 14

Kotor Night Festival Draws Crowds to Montenegro

The ancient Adriatic town of Kotor will be celebrating this Saturday with with fireworks, parties and its traditional parade of decorated boats and barges.

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22 Aug 14

Summer on the Beach in Belgrade

For a city that’s nowhere near the coast, Belgrade has some surprisingly good beaches - so pack up your towel and sun cream and explore the options.

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15 Aug 14

Movie Festival Brightens up Divided Vukovar

The burgeoning annual film festival is a reminder than there is more to this eastern Croatian border town than ethnic conflicts. 

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13 Aug 14

Cash-Strapped Festival Boasts Bumper Lineup

Money may be especially tight this year, but the jazz festival in Nis is not any cutting corners, promising big names a-plenty.

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12 Aug 14

CeeLo Green to Make a Splash at Belgrade Beer Fest

The focus at this year’s Belgrade festival of booze will be on helping the victims of May floods – and on drinking responsibly.

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11 Aug 14

Stars Head for Sarajevo's 20th Film Festival

Final preparations are ready for Bosnia's cinematic event of the year, when 250 films from 60 countries will be shown.

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06 Aug 14

Brass Bands Tune up for Guca Festival

The Guca Brass Band Festival, one of Serbia’s most thriving national brands, has kicked off in the western Dragacevo region - and organisers expect around 450,000 visitors.

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05 Aug 14

Croatia Festival Brings Theatrical Dreams to Zadar

The ‘Zadar of Dreams’ festival of contemporary theatre is bringing provocative and unconventional shows from around the world to the Croatian coastal town.

Culture Policy Focus

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04 Jun 14

Northern Mitrovica Shakes off the Blues

The North City Jazz and Blues festival, held near Mitrovica in Kosovo, is seeking to change the image of a town known nowadays mostly for ethnic conflict.

Politics and Society

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23 Sep 14

Millions Earmarked For Kosovo Serbs 'Wasted'

Hundreds of millions of euros from the Serbian budget that is supposed to help the Serbs in Kosovo have been misspent, a new TV investigation claims.

 

Business

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Air Serbia Launches Flights to Albania

Tirana International Airport, TIA, inaugurated a new route between Tirana and Belgrade on Tuesday through Serbia’s national carrier, Air Serbia, which will operate the route three times a week.