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04 Mar 15

Kosovo’s Top Court Faces Prosecutor’s Probe

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office said Tuesday that it is investigating allegations that the Constitutional Court falsified part of a closely watched ruling.

on-the-trail-of-kosovo-s-most-wanted
04 Mar 15

On the Trail of Kosovo’s Most Wanted

Survivors of mass killings in Kosovo villages in the Djakovica/Gjakova area in 1999 say they hope justice is coming closer after Interpol issued warrants for 17 Serbian fighters.

bosnia-s-elites-are-ignoring-the-new-reality
03 Mar 15

Bosnia’s Elites are ‘Ignoring the New Reality’

A leading sociologist, Dino Abazovic, says elite focuses on ethnic identity and conflict ignore the fact that for most people today, the struggle between rich and poor is what matters.

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03 Mar 15

Kosovo Film-Maker Tackles Wartime Rape Taboo

Kosovo director Isa Qosja wants his award-winning film, about a woman thrown out of her village after being raped during the war, to help end the stigmatisation of sexual violence victims.

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27 Feb 15

Tamnava Mine Deadline Broken Without Explanation

While the draining of the Tamnava mine is running months late, EPS says the consortium has fulfilled its contract and will not be charged penalties.

gruevski-has-made-a-nightmare-out-of-macedonia
27 Feb 15

Gruevski Has Made a Nightmare out of Macedonia

A government that conducts spying operations on this scale has not only lost credibility; it has lost the right to govern.

strpci-last-stop-on-a-fatal-journey
27 Feb 15

Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

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24 Feb 15

Abbas: Dahlan Citizenship is ‘Serbia’s problem’

The Palestinian President told BIRN he will not confront Serbia over its award of citizenship to his arch-rival, Mohammed Dahlan - whose ties to the Balkans are coming under scrutiny.

serbia-s-leaders-find-new-enemies-within
23 Feb 15

Serbia’s Leaders Find New ‘Enemies Within’

The country’s war crimes prosecutor has come under fire from senior officials after announcing that the Serbian Army’s top general could be investigated over his role in the Kosovo conflict.

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23 Feb 15

Anti-Graft Drive Starts Hitting Home in Romania

A wave of corruption-related arrests and jail terms has sent shock waves through Romania’s political establishment, although how much it is affecting everyday life remains unclear.

hope-runs-short-for-smederevo-steel
20 Feb 15

Hope Runs Short For Serbian Steel Mill

Following the collapse of sale talks, the government plans to introduce ‘expert management’ to Smederevo Steel Mill – but are the options to save the troubled giant running out?

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19 Feb 15

Domestic Violence Revives Bosnian Women’s War Nightmares

Women who were traumatised by rape and sexual abuse during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina have often become the victims of domestic violence by abusive husbands afterwards.

tony-blair-advising-serbian-government-16-years-after-bombing-of-belgrade
18 Feb 15

Tony Blair Advising Serbian Government 16 Years After Bombing of Belgrade

Blair will counsel Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, once his outspoken critic, under deal believed to be funded by United Arab Emirates.

the-proof-is-around-you-mr-hahn
18 Feb 15

The ‘Proof’ is Around You, Mr Hahn

The Commissioner’s latest words on Serbia and Macedonia show that the EU is unfortunately sticking to a policy of turning a blind eye to disturbing developments in the Balkans.

blood-ties
18 Feb 15

Blood Ties

Sons and daughters of men indicted for Balkan war crimes reveal how the accusations affected them - and why they remain loyal to their fathers.

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