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26 Oct 16

‘Croatian Spy’ Could be Yugoslav General Trial Witness

Former Croatian Serb rebel fighter Cedo Colovic, who was jailed by Serbia for espionage, has been proposed as a witness in a new war crimes prosecution of retired Yugoslav general Borislav Djukic.

26 Oct 16

Serbia Security Experts Split Over PM's Spy Claims

The Serbian Prime Minister's claim that foreign intelligence services have recently increased their activities in the country has divided the experts.

25 Oct 16

Montenegro PM ‘Feels Safe’ After Alleged Coup Plot

Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said he feels safe even though the Serbian government claimed it had intelligence showing that the Montenegrin premier had been under threat from alleged coup plotters.

25 Oct 16

Vucic: Serbia Arrests People Involved in 'Illegal Acts' in Montenegro

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Monday said that Serbian authorities have arrested several people who were following the Montenegrin PM and planning illegal activities in Montenegro - but insisted they had no connection to the Serbian state.

24 Oct 16

Belgrade Jews Oppose WWII Serbian Leader’s Rehabilitation

The Jewish Community of Belgrade said it would use all legal means to prevent the rehabilitation of Milan Nedic, Serbia’s WWII-era prime minister, arguing that he participated in the Holocaust.

24 Oct 16

Serbian Interior Minister ‘Knew Who Killed Journalist’

An ex-director of Serbia’s intelligence agency told the trial of the alleged killers of an opposition journalist that former interior minister Dusan Mihajlovic said the murderer was a police special forces member.

24 Oct 16

Montenegro 'Coup Plotter' Says Evidence Was Planted

Retired Serbian General Bratislav Dikic, the main suspect in the alleged coup attempt in Montenegro, says a Montenegrin policeman planted evidence on him.

21 Oct 16

Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

20 Oct 16

Serbia Waterfront Activists Stage Protest Concert

The ‘Let's Not Drown Belgrade’ moving is organising a protest concert timed to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade at the end of World War II.

19 Oct 16

Trump Urged to Reject Vojislav Seselj’s Support

Former US diplomats, academics and activists called on presidential candidate Donald Trump to disavow support from Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for alleged war crimes.

19 Oct 16

First Witnesses Testify Against Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’

Former Croatian prisoners of war were the first witnesses at the war crimes trial of the 1990s Serb paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, better known as ‘Captain Dragan’.

18 Oct 16

Serbian Rights Group Challenges Defamation Conviction

The Humanitarian Law Centre will appeal to the Constitutional Court over a ruling ordering it to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

18 Oct 16

Serbia Plans to Send Humanitarian Aid to Aleppo

The Serbian defence ministry plans to send humanitarian aid to the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, transported by the Russian air force, media in Belgrade reported.

18 Oct 16

Croatia Indicts Yugoslav General for War Crimes Again

Prosecutors accused retired Yugoslav People’s Army general Borislav Djukic of being responsible for deadly attacks on Croatian civilians and property in the Sibenik area during the war.

17 Oct 16

EU Must Brace for Fresh Migrant Wave, Crooke

Former British MI6 agent and expert in conflicts Alastair Crooke said in Belgrade that Europe must brace itself for fresh waves of refugees - and for the further rise of populist politics.


26 Oct 16

Russia Security Chief Advocates Closer Ties to Serbia

Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev has visited Belgrade amid speculation about Russian intrigues in Montenegro - and following alleged leaks from the Serbian police to a foreign intelligence service.

20 Oct 16

Critical Voices Defy Fear in New Serbia

19 Oct 16

Donald Trump Sows Confusion over NATO


21 Oct 16

Crimea Officials Tout for Business in Serbia

A delegation from the region controversially annexed by Russia is visiting Serbia and urging businesses to invest despite EU sanctions.

17 Oct 16

Albania-Serbia Trade Grows From Modest Base

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24 Oct 16

Traces of Empire: Serbia’s Roman Heritage

Ancient cities, sites and monuments dating back to when the Balkans were part of the Roman Empire receive little public attention in Serbia.

13 Oct 16

Albania's Edi Rama to Promote Book in Belgrade