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bosnian-serb-fighters-mercenary-path-to-syria-04-22-2016
22 Apr 16

Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

italian-soldiers-keep-dying-from-balkan-syndrome--04-14-2016
18 Apr 16

Italian Soldiers Keep Dying from ‘Balkan Syndrome’

At least 300 Italian soldiers may have died from exposure to depleted uranium in Bosnia and Kosovo - but the Italian authorities continue to deny the existence of a connection.

emigration-drains-herzegovina-of-bosnian-croats-04-10-2016
11 Apr 16

Emigration Drains Herzegovina of Bosnian Croats

Bosnian Croats are abandoning the Herzegovina region, largely because of the poor job situation and low wages - and the better opportunities on offer in the EU.

bosnia-failing-to-share-terror-threat-intelligence--04-01-2016
01 Apr 16

Bosnia ‘Failing to Share Terror Threat Intelligence’

Returnee fighters from Syria and Iraq pose “biggest threat”, says Bosnia’s security minister, yet officials confirm intelligence-sharing between the divided state’s police agencies is slow or even non-existent.

how-seselj-s-verdict-got-history-terribly-wrong-04-01-2016
01 Apr 16

How Seselj’s Verdict Got History Terribly Wrong

In acquitting Vojislav Seselj of all charges, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia applied flawed logic, a bad understanding of history, and a stunning lack of decency and common sense.

the-scandal-packed-spectacle-of-vojislav-seselj-s-trial-03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

The Scandal-Packed Spectacle of Vojislav Seselj’s Trial

Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial saw a series of scandals and disruptions, with the Serbian Radical Party leader repeatedly mocking the UN court and refusing to return for the verdict on Thursday.

scale-of-balkan-jihadist-extremism-underestimated--03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

Scale of Balkan Jihadist Extremism ‘Underestimated’

The scale of online radicalisation and Islamic extremism in key Balkan states is likely underestimated, warn experts, as the refugee crisis and heightened security after the Paris and Brussels attacks stretch resources.

croatia-s-muscle-flexing-with-serbia-fuels-region-s-tensions-03-28-2016
28 Mar 16

Croatia's Muscle-Flexing With Serbia Fuels Region’s Tensions

New right-wing government’s threat to Serbia’s EU integration leaves relations with Belgrade in tatters - and adds to nervousness in the region generally.

q-and-a-on-the-karadzic-verdict-03-27-2016
28 Mar 16

Was the Karadzic Verdict a Just Reckoning?

Balkans expert Eric Gordy examines questions raised by the Radovan Karadzic verdict, asking why he was convicted of responsibility for genocide in 1995, but acquitted of the same crime in 1992.

bosnia-investors-say-current-incentives-not-enough-03-25-2016
28 Mar 16

Bosnia Investors Say Current Incentives Not Enough

Foreign entrepreneurs say the support they get from the authorities is not enough to counter what some call a ‘hostile’ business climate.

justice-finally-catches-up-with-karadzic-03-24-2016
24 Mar 16

Justice Finally Catches Up with Karadzic

Twenty-one years after the Srebrenica massacres, Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide - sending out a message that heinous crimes by political leaders can be punished.

karadzic-trial-competing-versions-of-the-truth-03-22-2016
23 Mar 16

Karadzic Trial: Competing Versions of the Truth

During Radovan Karadzic’s marathon trial, the prosecution brought witnesses to prove he was guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, while testimony from the defence disputed the crimes or tried to show he wasn’t responsible.

radovan-karadzic-i-expect-to-be-acquitted--03-22-2016
23 Mar 16

Radovan Karadzic: ‘I Expect to be Acquitted’

In a defiant interview before his trial verdict, wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insists that ‘no reasonable court’ would convict him of genocide and war crimes, despite the evidence against him.

privatization-delay-costs-bosnia-entity-billions-03-22-2016
23 Mar 16

Privatization Delay Costs Bosnia Entity Billions

Bosnia’s Federation entity is preparing to sell its remaining big public companies - but its hesitation has led to the loss of more than 2 billion euro in potential earnings.

karadzic-remains-a-hero-in-montenegrin-home-village-03-21-2016
22 Mar 16

Karadzic Remains a Hero in Montenegrin Home Village

For his relatives in his home village of Petnjica in Montenegro, Radovan Karadzic is not a war criminal but a local boy who made good and strived to protect the Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.