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07 Sep 07

Bosnian Croats in Last-ditch Fight against Education Reform

New Education Law brings international recognition for Bosnian university degrees, but numerous critics say reforms either jeopardize ethnic rights or do not go far enough.

28 Aug 07

Romanian Village Sees US Base as Golden Opportunity

In downtrodden village near Black Sea, locals believe first US base will improve their lives.
21 Aug 07

Serbia ready for make-or-break over Kosovo

Days before fresh talks start on the future of Kosovo, Serbia has yet to reveal its own negotiating team and strategy for the talks.

17 Aug 07

Serbia's South Remains Volatile

While officials insist the situation is stable, analysts warn that tensions could easily escalate into conflict in an area that saw an ethnic Albanian insurgency seven years ago.

02 Aug 07

Russia's Win-Win Situation in Kosovo

By blocking Kosovo’s independence, Russia reminds the world of its new power; it creates a gulf between Serbia and the West and slows the integration of Southeast Europe into the EU and NATO.

02 Aug 07

Future of Hague Tribunal Archives Debated

A decision is yet to be made about where huge quantities of historically important documentation are to be sent when the court closes.

02 Aug 07

Ivanovic: 'Serbia will not become a Soviet republic'

Moderate leader of Kosovo Serbs says Serbia has no reason to fear a Russian alliance; it will join the EU in the end, whatever happens.

02 Aug 07

Serbia Ponders Reprisals if Kosovo is Recognised

Experts say Serbia may downgrade or even sever diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the province unilaterally.

27 Jul 07

Belgrade Banks on Russian Muscle to Thwart West in Kosovo

If the Contact Group awards Kosovo independence, Russia may pursue a number of options in order to retain its influence in the Balkans.

10 Jul 07

Serbian Returnees Left to Fend for Themselves in Sandzak

Former Bosniak and Roma refugees, deported from Western Europe, are being dumped in Serbia’s most isolated and remote region.

10 Jul 07

IN DEPTH: Kosovo Ponders Voting Before Final Status

With no date for resolving final status, argument for delaying elections until after independence is weakening.
02 Jul 07

Serbia Sidelines Roma Rights Campaign

‘Decade of Roma Inclusion’ inspires much talk but little action.

02 Jul 07

Kosovo Stalemate Makes Former Fighters Restive

With no sign of a result to talks on the territory, former fighters wonder if they may need their guns again in future.
26 Jun 07

Moving Beyond Status: Kosovo's Quest for a Democratic State

Preoccupation with final status means little attention has been paid to vital questions concerning good governance.

26 Jun 07

Tadic Apology to Croats Divides Serbia

Some praise historic gesture of reconciliation; others condemn it as treason and as a disgrace.

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