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10 Oct 14

Belgrade's October Salon Presents Snapshots of a Disappearing World

This year’s October Salon international contemporary art show uses the theme of disappearance to examine historical amnesia and the obsession with the present.

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09 Oct 14

Albania's Fatos Lubonja Brings Apocalyptic Memoir to UK

Author Fatos Lubonja will appear at a number of events across the UK in October to promote his book The False Apocalypse, from Stalinism to Capitalism, which has been translated into English by John Hodgson.

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06 Oct 14

Vanessa Redgrave Premieres Bosnia Protest Film

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and her son Carlo Nero held the premiere in Sarajevo of their new documentary 'Bosnia Rising', which follows the events that triggered mass protests this year.

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04 Oct 14

Romania Marathon Heads For Starting Line

Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's seventh Bucharest International Marathon.

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26 Sep 14

Researchers’ Night Summons Up a Spirit of Adventure

A treasure hunt, decoding messages written in invisible ink, a chat with Nikola Tesla and a journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs are just some of the adventures awaiting visitors to the fifth annual Researchers’ Night.

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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. 

Culture Policy Focus

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01 Oct 14

Joy and Necessity Fill Belgrade Streets with Music

They are everywhere from the Terazije underground passage, all the way across the Knez Mihailova Street to the Kalemegdan Park, making people happy with music played both for pleasure and money.  

Politics and Society

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21 Oct 14

Macedonia Offers Incentives to Tourists From Region

Macedonia plans to offer subsidies to tourists coming from neighbouring Bulgaria, Serbia and Bosnia - as long as they come by plane and stay at least a week.

Business

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Albania Power Utility Accused of Fixing Tenders

BIRN can reveal that the competition authority is probing claims that Albania’s power utility, OSHEE, colluded with two electricity traders - EFT A.G and GSA - to rig the outcome of import tenders.