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anti-nato-montenegrins-hold-new-year-protest-party--01-14-2016 14 Jan 16 Anti-NATO Montenegrins Hold New Year ‘Protest Party’

With the blessing of the Serbian Orthodox Church, anti-NATO activists celebrate Orthodox New Year with protest against joining the Western military alliance.

belgraders-welcome-orthodox-new-year-01-14-2016 14 Jan 16 Belgrade Welcomes Orthodox New Year

Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year according to the Julian calendar in front of the temple of Saint Sava, followed by fireworks. 

parents-renovate-school-in-kalesija-01-13-2016 13 Jan 16 Parents Move to Renovate Neglected Bosnian School

Pupils at the state elementary school in the Bosnian town of Kalesija have a reason to look forward to the school’s re-opening after their parents renovated it with their own hands.

serbian-journalists-renew-protest-against-sexist-minister-01-12-2016 12 Jan 16 Serbian Journalists Renew Protest Against 'Sexist' Minister

 Journalists protested that Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic was still in office even though Serbia’s premier promised to remove him last year for making a sexist remark to a female reporter.

bucharest-hosts-no-pants-subway-ride-01-11-2016 11 Jan 16 Bucharest Hosts No Pants Subway Ride

Bucharest hosted the bold No Pants Subway Ride event on Sunday with participants invited to ride the subway pants-free, but also to donate clothes.

opposition-protests-in-kosovo-capital-again-01-09-2016 09 Jan 16 Opposition Protests In Kosovo Capital Again

Thousands of protesters march towards Kosovo's government building, repeating their call to abolish agreements with Serbia and Montenegro.

orthodox-christians-celebrate-christmas-in-balkans-01-08-2016 08 Jan 16 Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas in Balkans

Orthodox Christian churches in capitals across the Balkans held liturgies on January 7 to celebrate their Christmas Day, marked according to the Julian calendar, two weeks after the Catholic holiday.

serbia-remembers-ww-2-victims-01-06-2016 07 Jan 16 Serbia Remembers WW2 Victims

A church memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony were held on January 4 in Curug, northern Serbia, to mark the 74th anniversary of the village’s infamous raid in which an estimated 2,500 Serbs and Jews were killed by Hungarian fascist troops.

montenegro-beats-bosnia-in-handball-friendly-01-06-2016 06 Jan 16 Montenegro Beats Bosnia in Handball Friendly

Montenegro’s handball squad has defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina’s team in a friendly match played on January 4 in Montenegro’s southern city of Bar. The final score was 30-26.

in-pictures-2015-in-the-balkans-01-05-2016 01 Jan 16 2015 in the Balkans

These are the Balkan Insight's pick of 2015's most important news pictures around the region. 

raising-deer-at-a-bosnian-ranch-01-05-2016 31 Dec 15 Raising Deer at a Bosnian Ranch

Muhamed Kahrimanovic is breeding deer on a farm that he calls his ‘ranch’ in Sanica, a village in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, and hoping to turn it into a profitable business.

montenegro-s-anti-government-protest-01-05-2016 24 Dec 15 Montenegro's Anti-government Protest

Montenegro's opposition began anti-government demonstrations in September, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, who has held power since the early 1990s. 

people-in-bosnia-protest-air-pollution-01-05-2016 24 Dec 15 People in Bosnia Protest Air Pollution

Around 2,000 people have taken to the streets of Lukavac in northeastern Bosnia to protest against air pollution in the town. They demand that industrial polluters adhere to the legal provisions, and that the Ministry of Environment and Tourism review the licences and pollution levels of local factories. 

albania-opposition-hold-final-rally-for-2015-01-05-2016 23 Dec 15 Albania Opposition Hold Final Rally For 2015

Opposition supporters staged their last anti-government protest for the year 2015 in Tirana on December 21.

serbian-journalists-protest-over-sexist-minister-s-survival-01-05-2016 21 Dec 15 Serbian Journalists Protest Over 'Sexist' Minister's Survival

Journalists rallied on December 21 in Belgrade because the Defence Minister has still not been sacked - despite the Prime Minister's claim that he would go for his sexist comment.

protesters-demand-macedonia-health-minister-s-resignation-01-05-2016 21 Dec 15 Protesters Demand Macedonia Health Minister's Resignation

Several hundred people gathered in front of the parliament in Skopje to demand the resignation of health minister Nikola Todorov, many of them wearing masks reading TodorOFF.