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19 Jan 17

Bosnians Urged to Help Identify Vucic Attackers

Bosnian police have asked the public to help identify those who attacked Serbia's Prime Minister at the 2015 memorial to the Srebrenica massacre.

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19 Jan 17

Russia May Recognise Kosovo, UK Expert Says

Leading expert on Russia in UK says Moscow might recognise Kosovo as part of a grand re-set of America-Russia relations.

citizens-help-animals-survive-cold-in-balkans-01-18-2017
19 Jan 17

Balkan Locals Help Wildlife Survive Winter Freeze

All over the region, wildlife welfare organisations as well as ordinary people are doing their bit to help their furry or feathered friends survive the bone-chilling temperatures.

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18 Jan 17

Protest Sparks Clash at Serbian Ruling Party Event

Youth Initiative for Human Rights activists said they were attacked at a Serbian Progressive Party event in Beska when they protested about the featured speaker, war crimes convict Veselin Sljivancanin.

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17 Jan 17

Yugoslav General Who Staged Croatia Retreat Dies

Former Yugoslav People’s Army general Vladimir Trifunovic, who was prosecuted for treason in Serbia and war crimes in Croatia, remained controversial for his dramatic withdrawal from Croatia in 1991.

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17 Jan 17

Serbian Ruling Party Hosts War Crimes Convict

The ruling Serbian Progressive Party has been hosting Veselin Sljivancanin, who was convicted by the Hague Tribunal of responsibility for the 1991 Vukovar massacre, as a speaker at party events.

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16 Jan 17

Crime Gang Leader ‘Admitted Killing Serbian Journalist’

Miladin Suvajdzic, a former member of the so-called Zemun Clan, testified in court that that one of the crime gang’s leaders “confessed” to killing Serbian opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija in 1999.

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16 Jan 17

Serbia Accused of Provoking Kosovo Over Train

Serbian opposition politicians and experts have condemned Belgrade’s decision to send a train covered in nationalist slogans and pictures to Kosovo as unnecessarily provocative.

croatia-indicts-serb-policeman-for-war-crimes-01-16-2017
16 Jan 17

Croatian Serb Policeman Charged over Village Raid

Former police chief Milenko Zelenbaba, a Serbian citizen, was charged with committing war crimes against Croat villagers near the southern town of Knin in 1992.

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14 Jan 17

Serbia Accuses Kosovo of Planning Attack on Train

Aleksandar Vucic has accused Kosovo of sending special forces to attack the first train to run in many years from Belgrade to the northern, Serb-run part of Kosovo, claiming the Kosovars planned 'a conflict of broad proportions'.

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13 Jan 17

Serbia Arrests Alleged Montenegro Coup Plotters

Serbian police have arrested two Serbian citizens who were allegedly involved in a plot to overthrow the Montenegrin government on elections day in October.

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13 Jan 17

Photographers Document Bosnia’s ‘War of Memories’

An exhibition of pictures by two Bosnian photographers offers stark images of memorials to people of all ethnic groups who were killed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

serbia-demands-haradinaj-extradition-from-france-01-13-2017
13 Jan 17

Serbia Demands Haradinaj’s Extradition from France

The Serbian government urged France to send former Kosovo Liberation Army commander and ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj to Belgrade to face war crimes charges, threatening retraliation if he isn’t extradited.

serbian-far-right-activist-vacic-faces-new-criminal-charges-01-12-2017
13 Jan 17

Serbian Rightist Activist Faces Charges Over Mural Dispute

Misa Vacic, an activist of the far-right 1389 Movement and an employee of the Serbian government's Kosovo Office, has been accused of threatening an NGO activist on Facebook.

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12 Jan 17

France Frees Kosovo Ex-PM Haradinaj from Custody

Kosovo Liberation Army commander turned politician Ramush Haradinaj, arrested in France over Serbian war crimes charges, has been released from custody while Belgrade’s extradition request is being considered.

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19 Jan 17

Kosovo’s Serbs Feel Frightened, Insecure and Misused

Serbs in Kosovo say that the recent ‘propaganda train’ dispute between Belgrade and Pristina left them worried about their security and fearful that they are being used as political pawns.

16 Jan 17

Multi-ethnic States Have Failed in the Balkans

Business

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18 Jan 17

Serbia Urged to Build on Results of 2016

Serbia’s economy outperformed most predictions last year – but experts say the government must not fritter away the gains in pay and pension rises, or it risks ending up where it started.

22 Nov 16

Bank of China Set to Start Serbia Operation

14 Nov 16

Serbia Must Make Better Use of Bumper Harvests

Culture and Lifestyle

photographers-document-bosnia-s-war-of-memories--01-13-2017
13 Jan 17

Photographers Document Bosnia’s ‘War of Memories’

An exhibition of pictures by two Bosnian photographers offers stark images of memorials to people of all ethnic groups who were killed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

27 Dec 16

Crafty Ideas for Holidays Around the Region

20 Dec 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Museum Scene