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31 Aug 15

Serbia, Bosnia Mark ‘Day of the Disappeared’

Families of people who went missing during the 1990s conflicts and have not been found marked the annual Day of the Disappeared by urging the authorities to do more to find their relatives’ bodies.

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28 Aug 15

Vienna Summit Binds Balkan States to Broad Reforms

Summit declaration obliges Balkan countries not to misuse the EU accession process against each other, calls for civil society to play a greater role - and welcomes EU pledge to help resolving outstanding bilateral disputes.

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27 Aug 15

Merkel: Summit Has Shown EU's Commitment To Balkans

Austrian and German leaders hail Vienna summit as proof of the EU's commitment to the region, announce support for infrastucture projects and pledge solidarity over refugee crisis.

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27 Aug 15

Civil Activists Seek Expanded Role in Balkans' Future

Civil sector groups from six Western Balkans countres urged their political leaders to secure freedom of expression and media independence, also calling for more of a role in their countries' EU integration processes.

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27 Aug 15

Balkan Summit Urged to Tackle Bilateral Disputes

Western Balkan countries must step up their efforts to resolve bilateral disputes with EU help, civil society groups on Thursday told the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna.

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26 Aug 15

EU Stumps up Aid for Refugees in Balkans

Ahead of the Western Balkan summit in Vienna, which will be overshadowed by the refugee crisis, the European Commision has offered another 1.5 million euro in humanitarian aid.

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26 Aug 15

Serbia and Kosovo Reach Four Key Agreements

Serbian and Kosovo officials on Tuesday reached four key agreements in what the EU called a landmark achievement in the normalisation process, enabling both sides to advance on their European path.

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26 Aug 15

Refugee Crisis to Overshadow Balkan Summit

The refugee crisis is expected to dominate the Vienna summit of Western Balkan leaders on Thursday that will be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country expects to take in a record 800,000 migrants this year.

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25 Aug 15

Serbia, Kosovo Leaders Meet to End Stalemate

Serbian and Kosovo officials meet on Tuesday in Brussels for a potentially key round of the EU-facilitated dialogue, which is crucial for both sides' European integration processes.

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20 Aug 15

Asylum Claims from Balkans Surge in Germany

Campaigns against asylum requests and increased repatriations have not stopped people from filing new applications, German Ministry of Interior data show.

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17 Aug 15

UK Labour Frontrunner Queried on Kosovo Motion

Likely leader of opposition party in Britain faces questions from critics over ‘fraudulent genocide’ remarks.

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14 Aug 15

Kosovo Serbs Rally for Jailed Politician Ivanovic

Around 1,000 people protested in front of the Basic Court in Mitrovica, demanding the release of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who is on trial for war crimes.

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13 Aug 15

Kosovo Serb Teenagers’ Killings Commemorated

Twelve years after two Serb teenagers were shot dead and several others wounded in the Kosovo village of Gorazdevac, their families called on the authorities to finally prosecute the killers.

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12 Aug 15

Belgrade Urges Hunger-Striking Kosovo Serb Leader’s Release

The Serbian government called on the EU to intervene after Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is on trial for war crimes, was remanded in custody again.

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12 Aug 15

Kosovo-Serbia Car Insurance Deal Starts

A long-awaited vehicle insurance deal between Serbia and Kosovo, which is designed to make travel between Kosovo and Serbia much cheaper, started at midnight on Tuesday night.

Business

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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

Culture and Lifestyle

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19 Aug 15

BIRN Film on Kosovo Makes Debut in Sarajevo

BIRN documentary on some of the most brutal crimes of the Kosovo war had its international premiere at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.