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22 Jan 18

Kosovo, Serbia Agree to Share Information on Ivanovic

Prosecutors in Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to share information on the investigation into the killing of the prominent Kosovo Serb politician, shot dead last week.

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22 Jan 18

WWII PM Nedic ‘Saw Himself as Serbia’s Petain’

A rehabilitation hearing for Milan Nedic was told that the WWII prime minister considered himself to be the Serbian version of French collaborationist leader Marshal Petain, according to a Nazi official.

vucic-serbia-kosovo-to-share-intelligence-on-ivanovic-murder-01-20-2018
20 Jan 18

Vucic: Serbia, Kosovo to Share Intelligence on Ivanovic Murder

The Serbian president says Serbia and Kosovo will exchange information on the killing of ethnic Serb politician, despite Pristina rejecting Belgrade’s request to take part in the investigation.

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19 Jan 18

Serbian Progressive Donor to Head Corruption Agency

Dragan Sikimic, new director of the Serbia's Anti-Corruption Agency, was a donor to the ruling Serbian Progressive Party and a candidate in the local elections in 2016, BIRN can reveal. 

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19 Jan 18

Djukic Trial for Tuzla Massacre Delayed Again

The trial of former Bosnian Serb general Novak Djukic was again postponed, despite an expert confirming he can stand trial, after his lawyer said Djukic’s health had deteriorated.

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18 Jan 18

Kosovo Leads World in Cheering for Trump, Poll Shows

While support for US leadership has slumped in most parts of the world, the latest Gallup poll shows that Kosovars and Albanians remain America's most steadfast fans.

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18 Jan 18

Thousands Attend Slain Kosovo Serb Politician’s Funeral

Thousands of citizens attended the funeral of Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead on Tuesday, as he was laid to rest in the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary in Belgrade, Serbia.

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18 Jan 18

Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

serb-officers-claim-ignorance-in-kosovo-massacre-case-01-17-2018
18 Jan 18

Serb Officers Claim Ignorance of Kosovo Massacre

Two former Yugoslav Army officers from the 549th Brigade told a court in Belgrade that they knew nothing about the attack on the village of Trnje in Kosovo in March 1999, when 27 Albanians were killed.

kosovo-police-identifies-car-owner-in-ivanovic-murder-case-01-17-2018
17 Jan 18

Kosovo Police Tracks Car Origin in Ivanovic Murder

Kosovo police said that they have identified the origin of the vehicle allegedly used by the killers of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, and are reviewing security camera footage.

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17 Jan 18

Threats to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Were Ignored

Oliver Ivanovic, shot dead on Tuesday in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, had reported numerous threats, and had sought the help of both the Serbian and Kosovo authorities – but was ignored.

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16 Jan 18

LIVE: Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Shot Dead in Mitrovica

Kosovo Serb leader, Oliver Ivanovic, has been killed in north Kosovo town of Mitrovica. Follow our coverage for the latest developments as they come in.

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16 Jan 18

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia's Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but singles out Serbia's growing authoritarianism as a matter of concern.

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15 Jan 18

Race Starts to Become Serbian Capital's Next Mayor

Opposition parties have split into several factions for the Belgrade city elections set for March 4 – weakening their chances of seizing the capital from the dominant Progressive Party.

serbian-court-sentences-eight-in-ovcara-massacre-case-01-15-2018
15 Jan 18

Serbian Court Sentences Eight for Ovcara Massacre

Serbian appeals court confirms jail sentences for eight former fighters of 101 years for the massacre of around 200 people at Ovcara, following the fall of Vukovar, eastern Croatia, in 1991.

Premium

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22 Jan 18

Europe’s New Balkan Strategy Gets Dynamics All Wrong

The Commission’s new enlargement strategy for the Balkans is ambitious - but fundamentally misreads the serious nature of the challenges to democracy in the region.

18 Jan 18

Murder Puts Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue in Doubt

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

Business

china-s-stealthy-advance-in-balkans-should-worry-eu-01-11-2018
11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

27 Dec 17

Bosnian Serb Inspectors Halt Delta's Huge Mall

Culture and Lifestyle

slobodan-milosevic-comes-alive-in-kosovo-serbs-musical-01-10-2018
11 Jan 18

Slobodan Milosevic Revived in Kosovo Serbs’ Musical

A musical staged by a Serb theatre ensemble from Kosovo about the 1999 war and Serb-Albanian relations will feature late Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as the “tragic protagonist”.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

20 Oct 17

Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art to Reopen