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a-balkan-quarrel-in-a-donald-trump-style-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

A Balkan Quarrel in a Donald Trump Style

This summer’s escalation of heated exchanges between Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has produced a sense of déjà vu, but with a contemporary hint of Trump’s belligerent rhetoric.

zagreb-mayor-plays-for-premiership-prize-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

Zagreb Mayor Plays for Premiership Prize

Zagreb’s longstanding mayor Milan Bandic is conducting a vigorous campaign to win the prime minister’s post at Croatia’s elections - even though his own political party is tiny.

croatian-church-urges-right-wing-election-win-08-22-2016
23 Aug 16

Croatian Church Urges Right-Wing Election Win

The Croatian Catholic Church in Croatia is getting involved in the upcoming elections because it fears that the main centre-right party - the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ - could lose.

western-failures-give-new-life-to-old-balkan-ghosts-08-19-2016
22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

insiders-guide-hidden-gems-of-the-balkans-08-14-2016-1
15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

doc-about-tycoon-highlights-croatia-s-institutional-decay--08-07-2016
08 Aug 16

Doc About Tycoon Highlights Croatia’s ‘Institutional Decay’

New investigative film about Agrokor boss Ivica Todoric tells a wider story about what has happened in Croatia since independence.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.

serb-refugee-villagers-dream-of-lost-croatian-homes-08-03-2016
04 Aug 16

Serb Refugee Villagers Dream of Lost Croatian Homes

In the refugee village of Busije, people still cherish the memories of the homes in Croatia that they fled because of the Zagreb military’s Operation Storm in August 1995.

yugoslav-spy-saga-puts-assassinations-in-spotlight-08-03-2016
03 Aug 16

Yugoslav Spy Saga Puts Assassinations in Spotlight

The murder case against former intelligence officials Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic caused political embarrassment for Croatia and revived questions about the killings of Yugoslav dissidents abroad.

hopes-run-high-for-balkan-nations-in-rio-08-03-2016
03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

As the region’s top sportsmen and women head for Brazil, hopes of glory are running high throughout the troubled region.

croatia-serbia-tensions-escalate-into-diplomatic-war-07-29-2016
29 Jul 16

Croatia-Serbia Tensions Escalate Into Diplomatic War

As the two neighbours exchange verbal missiles, unresolved tensions dating back to World War II are once again coming to the surface.

zdravko-mamic-croatia-s-controversial-football-supremo-07-27-2016
28 Jul 16

Zdravko Mamic, Croatia’s Controversial Football Supremo

The influential football official may have quit his posts in Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatian Football Federation – but is likely to remain in the national spotlight for some time to come.

making-a-killing-the-1-2-billion-euros-arms-pipeline-to-middle-east-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East

An unprecedented flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe is flooding the battlefields of the Middle East.

arms-exports-to-middle-east-a-question-of-legality-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Arms Exports to Middle East: A Question of Legality

Human rights and arms experts believe some of Central and Eastern Europe’s weapons trade with Saudi Arabia, the region’s principal supplier of weapons to Syria, is likely breaking international law. 

it-is-time-to-let-go-of-cardinal-stepinac-07-25-2016
25 Jul 16

It is Time to Let go of Cardinal Stepinac

The endless-seeming arguments over Cardinal Stepinac’s life and actions are a depressing reminder that World War II remains unfinished business in parts of the former Yugoslavia.