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the-pope-can-t-stop-medjugorje-now-03-28-2017
28 Mar 17

The Pope Can’t Stop Medjugorje Now

As the Vatican dispatches another papal envoy to the controversial shrine of Medjugorje in Bosnia, a British journalist recalls his first trip there in the 1980s.

rightist-threatens-croatian-ruling-party-s-plans-in-zagreb-03-27-2017
28 Mar 17

Rightist Threatens Croatian Ruling Party’s Plans in Zagreb

By running for the post of Mayor of Zagreb, far-right researcher Bruna Esih poses a threat to the plans of the country’s ruling centre-right party.

bosnian-croats-keep-pushing-for-unachievable-entity-03-24-2017
27 Mar 17

Bosnian Croats Keep Pushing for Unachievable Entity

Bosnian Croat leaders are not giving up on their old demand for a third entity - but given how unlikely they are to get one, the question is what their real goal is.

europe-is-not-going-to-solve-balkan-dramas-03-21-2017
22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

The idea that the EU is going to speed up the accession process in the Balkans to prevent states from collapsing or fighting each other is a complete fantasy.

merits-of-canada-eu-trade-deal-divide-croatia-03-08-2017-1
09 Mar 17

Merits of Canada-EU Trade Deal Divide Croatia

Experts, politicians and activists are still at loggerheads over whether the EU-Canada trade agreement, CETA, will help - or harm - Croatia.

croatia-s-undemocratic-past-creates-present-day-problems-03-06-2017
06 Mar 17

Croatia’s Undemocratic Past Creates Present-Day Problems

It remains unclear how a new government-appointed body which will examine how to deal with the legacy of Croatia’s pro-Nazi and Communist regimes can resolve divisions over the country’s history.

anti-abortion-activists-keep-grip-on-croatia-s-medical-schools-03-01-2017-1
02 Mar 17

Anti-Abortion Activists Keep Grip on Croatia’s Medical Schools

Ahead of an important court verdict on abortion in Croatia, the discussion of the topic in medical faculties seems weighted in favour of opponents.

enfant-terrible-of-croatian-theatre-continues-to-shock-02-27-2017
27 Feb 17

Enfant Terrible of Croatian Theatre Continues To Shock

A decade on, Oliver Frljic is still challenging theatre audiences across Europe, as well as in the Balkans, using plays to confront the nationalist mythology of post-Yugoslav societies.

croatia-s-lgbt-community-spooked-by-nightclub-attack-02-21-2017
22 Feb 17

Croatia’s LGBT Community Spooked by Nightclub Attack

A recent attack on an LGBT club night in Zagreb rekindled fears of persecution and raised concerns that Croatia has not made as much progress on gay rights as some had hoped.

croatia-profits-from-syria-s-gruesome-war-02-20-2017
21 Feb 17

Croatia Profits from Syria’s Gruesome War

Zagreb made record-breaking sales of aging ammunition and weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2016 - ignoring well-founded concerns that the stocks would be diverted to Syria.

croatia-s-biggest-retailer-struggles-to-avoid-collapse-02-19-2017
20 Feb 17

Croatia’s Biggest Retailer Struggles to Avoid Collapse

The biggest retail company in the region, Croatia’s Agrokor, is facing an uncertain future due to its accumulated debt, and analysts say urgent measures are required to save it from demise.

doctors-refusal-to-perform-abortions-divides-croatia-02-13-2017
14 Feb 17

Doctors’ Refusal to Perform Abortions Divides Croatia

Controversy has been growing in Croatia as increasing numbers of doctors have been declining to carry out abortions, citing a law that allows them to refuse on moral or religious grounds.

more-work-for-the-balkan-map-makers--02-12-2017
13 Feb 17

More Work for the Balkan Map Makers?

The 1995 Dayton deal ended a boom time for Balkan mapmakers – but with ‘land swaps’ and frontiers once more up for discussion, they could find their services in demand again.

russia-never-went-away-from-the-balkans-01-18-2017
08 Feb 17

Russia Never Went Away from the Balkans

If the West now has to compete with Russia for influence in the Balkans, that might not be a bad thing.

sarajevo-peace-charter-challenges-balkan-warmongers-02-02-2017
03 Feb 17

Sarajevo Peace Charter Challenges Balkan Warmongers

An online Balkan peace charter started by two journalists from Bosnia and Croatia has attracted several thousand signatures of support - but there has been no response from regional political leaders.