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changing-belgrade-street-names-a-sign-of-the-times-07-26-2016
26 Jul 16

Changing Belgrade Street Names: A Sign of the Times

Most eastern European cities have renamed their streets since the fall of communism, but in Belgrade the process has been especially radical.

experts-doubt-dual-education-will-work-in-serbia-07-22-2016
26 Jul 16

Experts Doubt Dual Education Will Work in Serbia

A number of experts say hopes that German-style vocational training will bring down youth unemployment are misplaced.

it-is-time-to-let-go-of-cardinal-stepinac-07-25-2016
25 Jul 16

It is Time to Let go of Cardinal Stepinac

The endless-seeming arguments over Cardinal Stepinac’s life and actions are a depressing reminder that World War II remains unfinished business in parts of the former Yugoslavia.

auto-company-zastava-automobile-bankrupted-07-22-2016
25 Jul 16

Legendary Yugoslav Car Firm Fades Into History

The final closure of the long defunct Zastava car factory in Kragujevac has left many Serbs grieving for a part of their history that is now definitely over.

locals-fear-hidden-cost-of-serbia-s-exit-festival-07-22-2016
24 Jul 16

Locals Fear Hidden Cost of Serbia’s EXIT Festival

While Novi Sad’s EXIT festival has undoubtedly boosted the local economy, some fear it might be doing the city more damage than good.

serbia-s-lies-exhibition-alarms-independent-journalists-07-21-2016
21 Jul 16

Serbia's ‘Lies’ Exhibition Alarms Independent Journalists

Prominent editors and media watchdogs accuse Serbia’s ruling party of adding to the pressures on a free media by showcasing so-called journalistic ‘lies’.

serbia-braces-for-brexit-fallout-07-08-2016
21 Jul 16

Serbia Braces for Brexit Fallout

If Britain's divorce from the EU triggers an economic downturn in member states, there could be serious knock-on effects for Belgrade, experts warn.

serbian-anti-war-reporter-s-death-remains-a-mystery-07-19-2016
20 Jul 16

Serbian Anti-War Reporter’s Death Remains a Mystery

Twenty-two years after the death of Radislava ‘Dada’ Vujasinovic, who reported on wartime collusion between politicians and criminals, new forensic analysis has again failed to identify whether it was suicide or murder.

vucic-reaps-benefits-from-guantanamo-favour--07-18-2016
19 Jul 16

Vucic Reaps Benefits From Guantanamo ‘Favour’

By accepting two Guantanamo detainees, Serbia has obtained a license from the US to continue his ‘balancing’ act with Russia and continue as usual on the domestic front.

serbia-s-detention-camps-invisible-but-not-forgotten-07-15-2016
18 Jul 16

Serbia’s Detention Camps: Invisible But Not Forgotten

All the 1990s prison camps and mass graves in Serbia are still unmarked, but as the government seeks Croatia’s backing in EU accession negotiations, it has pledged to erect the first memorial.

srebrenica-an-intimate-genocide-07-13-2016
13 Jul 16

Srebrenica: An Intimate Genocide

Remembering the victims of this genocidal massacre, 21 years on, it is important to note that nothing was either unpredictable or inevitable.

silence-shields-killers-of-albanian-americans-in-serbia-07-08-2016
08 Jul 16

Silence Shields Killers of Albanian-Americans in Serbia

The Belgrade authorities have so far failed to convince fearful witnesses to testify about who murdered three Albanian-American brothers after they were detained by Serbian police in 1999.

hungary-s-iron-fist-traps-more-refugees-in-serbia-07-07-2016
08 Jul 16

Hungary’s Iron Fist Traps More Refugees in Serbia

Imposition of harsh new measures on the Hungarian border is causing a spike in the number of refugees trapped on the border, or sent back to Belgrade.

rights-activists-call-us-eu-to-pressure-serbia-over-war-crimes-07-07-2016
08 Jul 16

Serbia Under Fire Over US Albanians’ Murders

Human rights campaigners, lawyers and academics called on the US and EU to pressurise Belgrade to solve the murder of three US citizens of Albanian origin killed in Serbia in 1999.

serbia-s-genocide-denial-ensures-an-annual-fiasco-07-06-2016
07 Jul 16

Serbia’s Genocide Denial Ensures an Annual Fiasco

Despite pledges about reconciliation, Serbian officials continue to deny the July 1995 Srebrenica massacres were genocide, meaning that every year, the anniversary commemorations are marred by bitter rows.