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08 Aug 17

Belgrade Raw Strips City to Bare Bones

A Serbian photographers’ collective is challenging traditional depictions of the Serbian capital.

pence-s-montenegro-visit-timely-and-important--08-07-2017
08 Aug 17

Pence’s Montenegro Visit ‘Timely and Important’

Vice-President Pence’s visit to Montenegro not only underlined US support for NATO and regional democracy, it also highlighted concerns over Russia’s growing influence in the Balkans.

young-educated-bulgarians-return-from-abroad-for-good-08-07-2017
07 Aug 17

Young Educated Bulgarians Return from Abroad for Good

The number of highly qualified Bulgarians choosing to start a career back home after graduating from top foreign universities is growing, NGOs say. 

an-alternative-tour-of-belgrade-s-natural-charms-07-31-2017
07 Aug 17

An Alternative Tour of Belgrade’s Natural Charms

Inspired by ecology and ‘Monty Python’, Dejan Jevtic offers something completely different to the usual tours – an environmentally-conscious view of the city.

ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017
07 Aug 17

Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

croatia-s-operation-storm-crimes-unpunished-22-years-on-08-03-2017
04 Aug 17

Croatia’s Operation Storm: Crimes Unpunished 22 Years On

An NGO’s criminal complaint accusing unknown perpetrators of committing war crimes during the Croatian military’s Operation Storm, whose 22nd anniversary is marked this weekend, highlights the lack of prosecutions so far.

with-the-bulgarian-macedonian-treaty-work--08-03-2017
04 Aug 17

Will the Bulgarian-Macedonian Treaty Work?

The good-neighbourliness treaty recently signed by Bulgaria and Macedonia is a fine idea, but domestic political wrangles and differing interpretations of history in the two countries could easily undermine it.

self-proclaimed-liberland-lobbies-for-international-recognition-08-03-2017
04 Aug 17

Self-Proclaimed Liberland Lobbies for International Recognition

Liberland is set to take its case to the UN’s International Court of Justice while putting the finishing touches to an office in Serbia.

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03 Aug 17

Clock Starts Ticking for Kosovo’s Next Government

The countdown to the deadline for Kosovo to form a new government will begin the moment the new parliament starts work, but political parties are still struggling to secure a ruling majority.

tragic-search-for-victims-of-croatia-s-operation-storm-08-02-2017
03 Aug 17

Tragic Search for Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

As the 22nd anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm approaches, researchers who first investigated the killings of Serb civilians during and after the military campaign speak about the brutality they encountered.

public-breastfeeding-still-leaves-some-serbs-uneasy-07-31-2017
02 Aug 17

Public Breastfeeding Still Leaves Some Serbs Uneasy

As the world readies to mark Breastfeeding Week, Serbian mothers share their feelings about their own experiences of this in public.

kosovo-needs-professional-schools-an-investor-says-07-23-2017
02 Aug 17

Kosovo Town Struggles as Industrial Decline Exiles Youth

Business people in the small Kosovo town of Suhareka/Suva Reka face an uphill task to rebuild its shattered industry and convince the remaining young people that it’s worth staying.

serbia-s-govt-to-cash-in-from-sound-of-music-07-31-2017
02 Aug 17

Serbia’s Govt to Cash in on Sound of Music

New measures obliging clubs and bars to sign contracts with their performers – and pay taxes on them – have divided the musical community.

might-vucic-become-serbia-s-de-gaulle-on-kosovo--08-01-2017
01 Aug 17

Might Vucic Become Serbia’s de Gaulle on Kosovo?

The Serbian President’s recent words on Kosovo invite intriguing comparisons with those of another nationalist in another time.

roman-tombs-vanish-under-hyatt-hotel-in-bulgaria-08-01-2017
01 Aug 17

Roman Tombs Vanish Under Hyatt Hotel in Bulgaria

Construction of a luxury hotel is continuing in Sofia despite the discovery that the site covers part of an ancient Roman necropolis.

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