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tending-comrade-tito-s-garden
11 Sep 14

Tending Comrade Tito’s Garden

Milomir Pavlovic looks back on career as a gardener for President Tito, his subsequent friendship with his wife, Jovanka - and the trouble they all experienced with the couple’s pet dogs.

new-economy-minister-faces-troubled-times-ahead
08 Sep 14

Serbia's New Economy Minister Faces Troubled Times

New minister Zeljko Sertic will bring private sector experience to the government, but entrepreneurs fear that his close links to the ruling party could limit his ability to push difficult reforms.

ukraine-conflict-escalation-threatens-serbia-s-neutrality
05 Sep 14

Ukraine Conflict Escalation Threatens Serbia’s Neutrality

Serbia’s attempts to maintain friendly relations with Russia while moving towards EU membership could come to an end if the fighting in Ukraine intensifies.

 

teaching-unions-raise-strike-threat-over-pay-cuts
03 Sep 14

Serbia Teaching Unions Raise Strike Threat Over Pay Cuts

Serbian Education unions are threatening strikes if they are not exempted from planned public sector pay cuts - but few expect them to force the government’s hand.

balkans-democratic-decline-leaves-europe-unperturbed
28 Aug 14

Balkans’ Democratic Decline Leaves Europe Unperturbed

Growing authoritarianism in some Western Balkan countries is not likely to feature high on the agenda of this week’s Berlin summit.

vukovar-battle-anniversary-highlights-croatia-divisions
25 Aug 14

Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

novi-sad-café-draws-putin-fans-in-serbia
15 Aug 14

Novi Sad Café Draws Putin Fans in Serbia

The boss of the café named after the Russian President Vladimir Putin says the furor over its name has brought in customers – and is furthering his goal of Serbian-Russian friendship.
 

serbia-s-flood-relief-program-worries-experts
13 Aug 14

Serbia’s Flood Relief Program Worries Experts

As millions of euros pour into Serbia to help flood relief, experts say the public must keep an eye on the potential misuse of such large sums.

an-end-to-suspicions-about-kosovo-s-just-war
13 Aug 14

An End to Suspicions About Kosovo’s ‘Just War’?

Human rights campaigners hope that a new special court to prosecute suspected post-war crimes against humanity by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will finally deal with allegations about abductions and organ trafficking.

the-criminal-consequences-of-kosovo-s-post-war-disorder
06 Aug 14

The Criminal Consequences of Kosovo’s Post-War Disorder

An EU prosecutor’s accusations of ethnic cleansing by Kosovo Liberation Army commanders after the war in 1999 offers uncomfortable truths for the West as well as Kosovo itself.

the-long-dark-shadow-of-croatia-s-victorious-campaign
05 Aug 14

The Lost Victims of Croatia’s Victorious Campaign

Nineteen years after Croatian forces seized back swathes of territory from Serb control during ‘Operation Storm’, relatives of those killed are still demanding answers from Zagreb about their loved ones’ fates. 

serbia-shells-out-for-pricey-foreign-advisors
28 Jul 14

Serbia Shells Out for Pricey Foreign Advisors

Hiring famous international ‘advisors’ might boost Serbia’s brand image - but they do not come cheap and their use is limited if the government fails to act on their words.

mystery-lingers-over-grand-waterfront-plan
25 Jul 14

Mystery Lingers Over Grand Waterfront Plan

While officials say the mega-development will transform Belgrade, questions remain about how the project will be financed, and whether such an upscale development will benefit local people.

the-problem-with-the-kosovo-war-rape-petition
23 Jul 14

The Problem with the Kosovo War Rape Petition

A campaign in Kosovo urging the UN to investigate wartime rapes shows the failure of local institutions to do anything themselves, highlights prejudiced attitudes towards victims and cannot bring justice.

fixer-fazlic-s-chequered-past
21 Jul 14

Damir Fazlic: Controversial Deal Broker

In his first interview since October 2008, Bosnian businessman Damir Fazlic tackled the rumours and criminal allegations which have beset his career, reveals how he became an influential figure in the Balkans and beyond, and speaks of his grandiose plans for the future.