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23 Feb 17

Serbian Towns Queue to Make Putin Honorary Citizen

While the popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be growing in a number of countries, in Serbia he has long been a hero - with dozens of towns declaring him an honorary citizen.

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22 Feb 17

Serbian Officials Slam ‘Illegal’ Bosnian Genocide Lawsuit

Top officials from Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska said an attempt to revive Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against Belgrade at the International Court of Justice was an attack on all Serbs.

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22 Feb 17

Serbian President’s Staff Proposed as Anti-Corruption Officials

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic’s suggested new candidates for senior positions at Serbia’s Anti-Corruption Agency have been criticised because they are both members of his own staff.

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22 Feb 17

Amnesty Report Raps Balkans Countries for Rights Abuses

Amnesty International's new global report takes Balkan countries to task mainly for disrespecting the rights of minorities, migrants and journalists.

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21 Feb 17

Documentary Accuses Serbian Army Chief of Kosovo Crimes

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre released a documentary accusing the head of the Serbian Army, Ljubisa Dikovic, of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and cover-up operations to hide the bodies.

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20 Feb 17

Serbian President Nikolic Abandons Bid for Second Term

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic announced he had given up plans to run for another term after a meeting on Monday with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

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20 Feb 17

Kosovo Asks Interpol to Cancel Serbian Warrants

President Hashim Thaci asked the international police agency to cancel Serbian warrants for the arrests of former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas on war crimes charges, calling them politically-motivated.

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20 Feb 17

Bosnian Serbs to Challenge Serbia Genocide Case Appeal

Bosnian Serb political parties are seeking to unite to prevent a Bosniak-backed move to lodge an appeal against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17

Serbian Progressives Confirm Vucic as Presidential Candidate

Serbia’s Progressive Party has confirmed its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, unanimously selecting present Prime Minister and leader of the Progressives, Aleksandar Vucic.

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17 Feb 17

Bosnia to Revive Genocide Lawsuit against Serbia: Izetbegovic

The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said an appeal will be lodged against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17

Belgrade Criticises Kosovo Serb Leader’s Retrial

The head of the Serbian government’s Kosovo office said a Pristina court’s decision to send Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic for retrial for alleged war crimes was unjust.

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16 Feb 17

Serbian Twitter Mocks Nikolic, Vucic Presidency Bids

After media reports that President Tomislav Nikolic will run for another term despite the fact that his party is backing Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as its candidate, Twitter users poked fun at their predicament.

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16 Feb 17

Croatia, Albania Complain of Serbia's Nationalism to NATO

The defence ministers of Croatia and Albania have written to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to complain about the “nationalistic rhetoric” of Serbian politicians towards Kosovo.

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16 Feb 17

Nazi Hunter Warns Against Canonising Croatian Archbishop

Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff said that the canonisation of controversial World War II Croatian archbishop Alojzije Stepinac would be “a religious tragedy” because he didn’t condemn fascist crimes.

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16 Feb 17

Bosnian Serb MPs Stage Boycott Over Serbia Genocide Case

MPs from Bosnia’s main two Serb parties boycotted a parliamentary session over a possible appeal against an International Court of Justice ruling that cleared Serbia of complicity in the Srebrenica genocide.

Premium

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23 Feb 17

Vucic-Nikolic ‘Pact’ Hides Serbian Leaders’ Bitter Rivalry

Serbia’s President and Prime Minister may have sealed a ‘non-aggression’ pact, but their relationship is not an alliance of friends but a deal reflecting pure mutual interest.

21 Feb 17

Is Feudal Ex-Yugoslavia Incapable of Reform?

13 Feb 17

More Work for the Balkan Map Makers?

Business

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20 Feb 17

Croatia’s Biggest Retailer Struggles to Avoid Collapse

The biggest retail company in the region, Croatia’s Agrokor, is facing an uncertain future due to its accumulated debt, and analysts say urgent measures are required to save it from demise.

17 Feb 17

Buy-Ups Shake Up Serbia’s Banking Sector

27 Jan 17

China Sees Belgrade Bank as Route into Europe

Culture and Lifestyle

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23 Feb 17

FEST Remains Serbia's Most Vital and Provocative Film Festival

Easily the most popular and substantial Serbian festival for many years running, the 45th instalment of FEST will surely not disappoint its fans this year either.