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04 Dec 16

State of the Unions in Serbia

Bullied or bought off, trade unions in Serbia and elsewhere in the former Yugoslavia have hit rock bottom, failing the workers they claim to protect.

davor-bernardic-social-democrat-leader-unlikely-to-turn-left-11-29-2016
30 Nov 16

Davor Bernardic: Social Democrat Leader Unlikely to Turn Left

Davor Bernardic, the new leader of the main opposition Social Democratic Party, has promised a more left-wing agenda, but analysts say the party isn’t likely to veer off its moderate course.

abortion-rights-under-fire-in-croatia-11-29-2016
30 Nov 16

Abortion Rights Under Fire in Croatia

Croatian women struggle to exercise their right to abortion, driven into the shadows and illegality by the rise of a hostile conservatism.

croatia-develops-homeland-security-to-combat-threats-11-22-2016
23 Nov 16

Croatia Develops Homeland Security to Combat Threats

Ministers, police and intelligence services will be involved in planning an integrated ‘homeland security’ system to address the risks from terrorism, the refugee crisis and other potential threats to stability.

bosnian-war-crimes-claims-still-trouble-croatia-11-15-2016
16 Nov 16

Bosnian War Crimes Claims Still Trouble Croatia

The political storm caused by war crimes allegations against Croatia’s defence minister again raised uncomfortable questions for Zagreb about its military role in the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

croat-hardliners-use-bosnia-arrests-to-weaken-plenkovic-11-14-2016
15 Nov 16

Croat Hardliners Use Bosnia Arrests to Weaken Plenkovic

Frenzy over arrests in Bosnia is being orchestrated to undermine Croatia’s moderate Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, sources say.

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09 Nov 16

Trump Triumph Celebrated and Mourned in Balkans

While many Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins hailed the victory of Donald Trump, many Albanians and Bosniaks are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

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09 Nov 16

Don’t Expect Balkan U-Turns From Trump Presidency

Serbs may be rejoicing over the Republican candidate’s win, but substantial changes in US relations with the region are unlikely.

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09 Nov 16

War Crimes Arrests Cast Shadow over Bosnia’s Orasje

The recent arrests of ten former Bosnian Croat fighters from Orasje sparked protests, but they also revived bitter memories for a couple who are still seeking justice for the rape and torture they suffered during wartime.

zagreb-s-meddling-in-bosnian-croats-arrest-could-backfire-11-04-2016
04 Nov 16

Zagreb’s Meddling in Bosnian Croats’ Arrest Could Backfire

The Croatian government’s furious response to the arrest of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges in Bosnia and Herzegovina was diplomatically incompetent and will not help the suspects, analysts argue.

croatia-economists-doubt-tax-cuts-will-revive-growth-10-27-2016
28 Oct 16

Croatia Economists Doubt Tax Cuts Will Revive Growth

New tax-cutting measures are welcomed but not likely alone to restore growth rates to pre-2008 levels, experts say.

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27 Oct 16

NATO Boosts Eastern flank to Reassure Nervous Allies

The Western alliance has taken a significant step towards upping defensive capacities along its entire eastern flank amid growing concerns about Russia.

pavo-barisic-new-croatian-minister-dogged-by-his-past-10-21-2016
24 Oct 16

Pavo Barisic, New Croatian Minister Dogged by his Past

New Croatian minister Pavo Barisic will have to hit the ground running and fend off the slew of accusations being made against him.

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20 Oct 16

Conservative NGO Pushes for Single-Sex Classes in Croatia

The combative NGO, ‘In the Name of the Family’, is holding a conference in Zagreb to lobby for the return of single-sex education, with the support of high state officials, as part of their campaign to re-traditionalise society.

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18 Oct 16

Croatia’s Oscar Contender, A Tale of Love and War

A phone call from a war criminal changes two people’s lives in a film about the continuing impact of the 1990s conflict on relationships by Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta.