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krunic-the-serbian-artist-in-search-of-conversation-06-07-2017
26 Jul 17

Krunic: The Serbian Artist in Search of Conversation

Belgrade-born painter Slavko Krunic describes his portraits as ‘satiriconography’ but insists his caricature-style in no way mocks his subjects.

serbian-seniors-toil-for-survival-after-retirement-07-17-2017
25 Jul 17

Serbian Seniors Toil for Survival After Retirement

A pensioner’s union estimates more than 250,000 Serbian seniors work low-paid seasonal jobs like street vending to make a living, while young people would rather quit the country than endure dismal conditions.

europe-must-respond-to-threats-to-liberal-values-07-25-2017
25 Jul 17

Europe Must Respond to Threats to Liberal Values

As the crisis over the judiciary in Poland has shown, the EU must be more vigilant in defending values that both member states and candidate countries seem determined to test.

the-many-charms-of-valjevo-06-22-2017
24 Jul 17

The Many Charms of Serbia's Valjevo

Whether you are into hiking or history, summer or winter activities, Valjevo has it all.

serbia-in-two-minds-over-new-imf-deal-07-17-2017
20 Jul 17

Serbia in Two Minds Over New IMF Deal

With the economy in relatively good shape, a question mark hangs over whether Serbia needs a fresh arrangement with the Fund.

kosovo-war-court-president-promises-impartial-justice-07-19-2017
20 Jul 17

Kosovo War Court President Promises Impartial Justice

The president of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Ekaterina Trendafilova, told BIRN the new court has no ethnic bias, will protect its witnesses from intimidation and deliver justice impartially and independently.

new-migrants-face-old-terrors-on-balkan-route-07-18-2017
19 Jul 17

New Migrants Face Old Terrors on Balkan Route

A new wave of migrants crossing the Balkans in search of safety in the EU is bringing fresh testimonies of the violence and abuse that especially await women and children along the way.

regatta-season-in-serbia-07-03-2017
18 Jul 17

Serbia's Regattas Offer Fun on the Water

Escape the baking heat and explore some of Serbia’s beautiful rivers by attending one of several summer regattas - either in the countryside or in the capital.

belgrade-rapper-defends-montenegro-s-embattled-opposition-leader-07-13-2017
14 Jul 17

Belgrade Rapper Backs Montenegro’s Embattled Opposition Leader

Serbian rapper Fedja Dimovic explains why he has joined the defence team of Montenegro opposition leader Nebojsa Medojevic - who faces serious charges in his home country.

church-and-politicians-maintain-strong-alliance-in-serbia-07-06-2017
11 Jul 17

Serbia's Church and Politicians Maintain Convenient 'Marriage'

Serbia’s Orthodox Church and the ruling political elites continue to maintain a close alliance that has brought benefits to both sides.

balkan-imams-take-counter-extremism-struggle-online-07-04-2017
10 Jul 17

Balkan Imams Take Counter-Extremism Struggle Online

After dozens of self-proclaimed imams were prosecuted for recruiting fighters for Middle East wars, state-backed religious organisations have joined the online fight for the hearts and minds of Muslims in the Balkans.

ivo-josipovic-croatia-going-in-wrong-direction-07-09-2017
10 Jul 17

Ivo Josipovic: Croatia Going in Wrong Direction

Former President Ivo Josipovic, in an interview for BIRN, says Croatia must face its past, promote peace and strengthen relations with its neighbours.

serbia-seeks-to-boost-digital-start-ups-07-04-2017
07 Jul 17

Serbia Seeks to Boost Digital Start-Ups

Serbia’s robust tech sector is being assisted by schemes to encourage entrepreneurial endeavours - but some students still have to learn to take chances and join IT start-ups rather than seeking traditional jobs.

champion-croatian-priest-preaches-help-for-refugees-07-06-2017
07 Jul 17

Champion Croatian Priest Preaches Help for Refugees

Croatia should remember its own bitter war of the 90s and open its borders to refugees, says Tvrtko Barun, a Jesuit priest who was recently honoured by the European Parliament.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017
03 Jul 17

Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.