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As the EU organizes a second media freedom conference on June 20, the jury is out on whether Brussels has positively affected a generally deteriorating situation for the media in the region.
Located where the Bojana flows into the Adriatic, the island remains a Garden of Eden - though one less favoured by nudists than in former times.
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
Six months after presidential elections in Montenegro, smaller parties in the governing coalition are threatening to jeopardise the government’s stability and shake the Democratic Party of Socialists’ power.
When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.
The preliminary narrow victory of Filip Vujanovic sends a warning shot to the ruling DPS that it can no longer take election victories for granted.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
While the ruling party candidate looks set to win, his lead over his rival is not unassailable; meanwhile, the outcome could also have long-term consequences for the current governing coalition.
Stana Cerovic took an oath of virginity, swapped skirts for trousers and ‘became a man’ decades ago – a decision she has never looked back on.
In the Balkans’ biggest refugee camp, Roma who fled the Kosovo war have spent months without electricity in metal containers after the huts they used to live in burned down.
Forget exam results and interview techniques; in Montenegro, it’s which party you belong to that decides whether you will get that sought-after civil service post.
A decade has passed since the Thessaloniki Summit, which firmly confirmed the European agenda for the Western Balkans and promised a clear European perspective for the region.
Speedy offer of a passport to Gerard Depardieu leaves thousands of ordinary people, waiting years for citizenship, feeling second class.
The battle to secure the post of head of state could be tough, while passing constitutional amendments, opening new EU 'chapters' and adressing the troubled economy are all pressing issues for 2013.
With four verdicts passed this year the ICTY brought justice to some ex-Yugoslav states, while some say that already endangered regional cooperation touched new low.