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20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

Right-wing Serbs are euphoric while Romanians and Bosniaks are worried. All over the Balkans, governments and people are watching to see what a new era in US diplomacy brings.

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20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

Countries in the region are pondering whether they will lose or gain from a Trump presidency – but the end results of this new era are hard to call.

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17 Jan 17

Balkan States ‘Could Emulate Slovenian Law Curbing Refugees’

Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, warns that Slovenia’s proposed new Aliens Act will likely cause an unwelcome 'domino effect' along the Balkan refugee route.

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10 Jan 17

Croatia 2017: Cautious Hopes of Relative Calm

After a year of political turbulence, Croatia expects more stability in its politics, economy and foreign relations in 2017, although the local elections could pose a test.

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09 Jan 17

Balkans 2017: Economies Will Grow Despite Political Tensions

Most Balkan states will be slightly better off at the end of this year than they were at the beginning - despite the best efforts of the political class to keep tensions on the boil.

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04 Jan 17

Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

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29 Dec 16

British Author Set to Reignite Stepinac Debate

An important new book on Archbishop Stepinac will delight some and anger others with its staunch defence of Croatia’s most controversial cleric.

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28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

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28 Dec 16

Croatia: Historical Controversies Stir Tensions with Serbia

Disputes over the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime, exacerbated by the country’s controversial culture minister, sparked rows at home and abroad in 2016.

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27 Dec 16

Crafty Ideas for Holidays Around the Region

These days, Christmas markets with wooden stalls selling the usual fare of hot drinks, gifts, cards, clothes and souvenirs can be found across the region.

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27 Dec 16

Croatia 2016: Political Turbulence and Foreign Feuds

Tihomir Oreskovic’s government fell after only a few months, the opposition Social Democratic leader resigned, feuds with Serbia worsened - but the tourist season was excellent.

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20 Dec 16

Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

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16 Dec 16

Blockade on Serbia’s EU Talks Splits Croat Minority

Serbia’s small Croatian community is divided over whether Zagreb should have made their educational grievances the reason for halting Serbia’s EU membership talks.

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15 Dec 16

Croatia Rightists Are no Longer Afraid, Experts Say

Since Croatia joined the EU, the pressure to silence nationalists and far-rightists has relaxed – and they have returned in force, two experts say.

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12 Dec 16

Viktor Ivancic: Journalism is On the Road To Suicide

Iconoclastic former editor of ‘Feral’ says old-style journalism is dead, Croatia’s Social Democrats should be smashed to pieces and calls Prime Minister Plenkovic a human ‘slot machine’.