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20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

Right-wing Serbs are euphoric while Romanians and Bosniaks are worried. All over the Balkans, governments and people are watching to see what a new era in US diplomacy brings.

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20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

Countries in the region are pondering whether they will lose or gain from a Trump presidency – but the end results of this new era are hard to call.

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17 Jan 17

Balkan States ‘Could Emulate Slovenian Law Curbing Refugees’

Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, warns that Slovenia’s proposed new Aliens Act will likely cause an unwelcome 'domino effect' along the Balkan refugee route.

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16 Jan 17

Multi-ethnic States Have Failed in the Balkans

In response to Jasmin Mujanovic’s comment article, ‘New Partitions are the Last Thing the Balkans Need,’ Timothy Less maintains that the Balkan countries lack even the most basic elements needed to make multi-ethnicity work, so it is time to consider a new territorial settlement.

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09 Jan 17

Balkans 2017: Economies Will Grow Despite Political Tensions

Most Balkan states will be slightly better off at the end of this year than they were at the beginning - despite the best efforts of the political class to keep tensions on the boil.

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04 Jan 17

Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

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03 Jan 17

Macedonia 2016: Elections Leave Crisis Unresolved

The year saw the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, early elections that did not end the political standoff - and almost endless protests.

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30 Dec 16

Macedonia: Political Crisis Overshadows Ethnic Tensions

For the second year running, the deep political crisis in the country has largely set aside divisions between country’s ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, although several incidents put cohesion to the test.

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28 Dec 16

Balkan Schoolbooks Offer Conflicting Versions of Kosovo’s History

Shkelzen Gashi tells BIRN that his new report reveals how differently the history of Kosovo is taught all over the Western Balkans - with worrying implications for relations between neighbouring countries.

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28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

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27 Dec 16

Crafty Ideas for Holidays Around the Region

These days, Christmas markets with wooden stalls selling the usual fare of hot drinks, gifts, cards, clothes and souvenirs can be found across the region.

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20 Dec 16

Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

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19 Dec 16

Elections Have Left Macedonia Dangerously Adrift

Far from resolving the country’s deep crisis, the elections have only deepened it - as the discredited ruling party uses every means to cling to power.

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16 Dec 16

Pioneering Macedonian MPs Shake off Ethnic Label

Two trail-blazing Macedonian Albanian MPs – who won seats in parliament for the Social Democrats, not for an ethnic party – said their community has shown it seeks change.

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13 Dec 16

Rivals’ Gains Overshadow DUI’s ‘Win’ in Macedonia

The DUI's victory in the ethnic Albanian camp in Macedonia was pyrrhic - overshadowed by the success of new parties and of the Social Democrats in wooing its traditional voters.