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09 Apr 15

Josipovic’s Election Chances Seen as Slim in Croatia

Experts doubt the former Croatian president will be able to re-launch his political career though the means of a new party.

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12 Mar 15

Croatia's Last Istro-Romanian Speakers Battle to be Heard

Istro-Romanian, or Vlach, one of the rarest languages in Europe, is struggling to hold on in the villages of Istria – one of several languages in Croatia whose time has passed.

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18 Feb 15

Blood Ties

Sons and daughters of men indicted for Balkan war crimes reveal how the accusations affected them - and why they remain loyal to their fathers.

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05 Feb 15

Surviving the Holocaust in Occupied Serbia

At 93, Aleksandar Lebl is one of a handful of Jews in Belgrade who can still remember the German occupation and the Nazi death camps – which he narrowly escaped ending up in.

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03 Feb 15

The ICJ Verdict: The Genocide Case That Wasn’t

While the judgement is unsurprising, as the problems between Croatia and Serbia were essentially political, it should invite discussion on what states are obligated to do for crime victims.

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28 Jan 15

Branimir Glavas: A Murky Saga of Croatian Justice

The convoluted case of Glavas, a Croatian military commander and once-powerful politician released after his war crimes sentence was quashed, has revived questions about atrocities committed in 1991.

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27 Jan 15

Boyhood Memories of Auschwitz, 70 Years On

As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is marked, one of its last inmates, Oleg Mandic from Croatia, recalls his imprisonment in the death camp at the age of 11.

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24 Jan 15

Zagreb Finally Sheds its Wallflower Reputation

The Croatian capital is at last becoming a major tourist destination in its own right. Why has it taken so long?

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19 Jan 15

Hague Tribunal Faces a Dramatic 2015

Verdicts in the high-profile war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic and Goran Hadzic are due this year, while the controversy over the release of Vojislav Seselj looks set to continue.

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15 Jan 15

Grabar Kitarovic Will Take Croatia Back to 1990s

If the HDZ wins the elections this year - which is likely - an era of constructive engagement between Croatia and the Balkan region is likely to come to an end.

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13 Jan 15

Croatia Heads Into Rocky Time of ‘Cohabitation’

Grabar Kitarovic’s victory means the country how has a right-wing president, eager to unseat a weak government of the left – a recipe for instability if ever there was.

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13 Jan 15

Belgrade’s Last Refugee Camp Endures Another Winter

The New Year has not brought changes for the Serbs who fled the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and still live in a rundown refugee centre on the capital’s outskirts.

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12 Jan 15

Josipovic Fell Victim to Curse of Incumbency

A tanking economy, splits on the left and the hostility of the large diaspora combined to snatch a second term away from the election front-runner.

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09 Jan 15

The Balkan Muslim ‘Threat’ has Never Materialised

Paradoxically, the Islamist danger is not coming from where once it was most expected - from among Muslims in the Balkans.

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06 Jan 15

‘Captain Dragan’ Case Sparks Croatia-Serbia Tussle

Zagreb and Belgrade are competing for the right to put notorious former Serb paramilitary chief Dragan Vasiljkovic on trial for war crimes, as he seeks to avoid extradition from Australia.