european-parliament-adopts-resolution-on-seselj
News

Euro Parliament Condemns ‘Warmongering’ Seselj

The European parliament adopted a resolution urging the Hague Tribunal to rethink its decision to temporarily release Serbian ultra-nationalist war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj.


Analysis and Opinion

city-revamp-overshadows-skopje-s-ww2-memorials

City Revamp Overshadows Skopje’s WW2 Memorials

Old World War Two memorials lie forgotten in the Macedonian capital, overshadowed by new taller ones that form part of the government-funded makeover called ‘Skopje 2014’.

albania-aiding-eulex-bribery-probe-in-kosovo

Albania Aiding EULEX Bribery Probe in Kosovo

Albania prosecutors are helping their Kosovo counterparts investigate corruption allegations against EULEX judge Francesco Florit, BIRN can reveal.

seselj-return-promises-to-shake-up-serbia

Seselj Homecoming Promises to Shake Up Serbia

The homecoming of the ultra-nationalist leader - who is on trial for war crimes in The Hague - will add a new element of drama to the political scene.

Daily Newsletter

* indicates required
Balkan Transitional Justice Daily
Email Format

Balkans Gripped by Chaotic Monument-Building Boom

Hundreds of war memorials have been built since the Balkan conflicts, but some governments exert no control over how much public money is spent or whether new monuments provoke ethnic tensions.

Ethnic Divisions Set in Stone

‘Hero’ fighters, massacre victims and alleged war criminals are being commemorated with new monuments across the former Yugoslavia, many of them reinforcing the disputes that originally led to the conflicts.

Yugo-Nostalgia Thrives at Tito Memorials

Monuments to Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito were installed all across the Balkans, and in some places they are still cherished by those who fondly remember the old state.

Balkan Monuments: The Weird and Wonderful

From Bob Marley in Serbia to George W. Bush in Albania, the Balkans are full of unusual monuments to celebrities and political giants as well as memorials to past conflicts.

Politicians Take Control of History in Albania

A hasty spending spree motivated by political ambition ahead of this year’s election in Albania created a series of monuments to controversial historical figures with questionable aesthetic value.

Interview: A Different Kind of Remembrance

Balkan countries need to develop a culture of memorialisation where different ethnic groups recognise others’ suffering as well as their own, says Sarajevo-based researcher Nicolas Moll.

Partners