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war-talks-grips-balkans-ahead-of-bosnia-vote-09-22-2016
23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

The controversial referendum in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity has unleashed passions and language of a kind not seen since the 1990s - with the media in some countries fanning the flames.

tara-mountain-a-true-touch-of-nature-09-12-2016
21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature

September is the perfect time to escape the city’s heat and noise with a relaxing trip to one of Serbia’s most beautiful mountains.

privatisation-decimates-serbia-s-local-media-09-15-2016
15 Sep 16

Privatisation Decimates Serbia’s Local Media

The ongoing privatisation of media organisations in Serbia has forced many local, independent outlets to close - or become the tools of political parties.

serbian-bad-cops-bolster-pm-s-image-as-moderate-09-13-2016
14 Sep 16

Serbian ‘Bad Cops’ Bolster PM’s Image as Moderate

Serbian ministers use hardline rhetoric that contradicts the government’s pro-European stance in order to portray Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as a reliable moderate, experts claim.

eastern-europe-risks-losing-un-top-job-race-09-13-2016
13 Sep 16

Eastern Europe Risks Losing UN Top Job Race

The four Eastern European candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General face serious problems - three could be voted down because they are male, while Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova could become a casualty to politics.

unlikely-serbian-designer-heads-to-new-york-09-12-2016
13 Sep 16

Unlikely Serbian Designer Heads to New York

After aimlessly bouncing between careers for years, Marina Micanovic finally found her calling as a fashion designer and will showcase her wardrobe at the upcoming New York Fashion Week.

austerity-not-over-for-serbia-despite-recovery-09-12-2016
13 Sep 16

Austerity Not Over for Serbia Despite Recovery

Positive economic trends and IMF support leave no room for complacency, as budget-tightening and unpopular reforms are not over for Serbia, experts warn.

belgrade-pride-hopes-for-a-third-peaceful-parade-09-12-2016
12 Sep 16

Belgrade Pride: Hopes for a Third Peaceful Parade

The Belgrade Pride Parade will be held for a third consecutive time after years of bans and violence – but the organisers caution that attacks on LGBT people are still commonplace.

bosnian-serbs-seek-to-limit-referendum-damage-09-12-2016
12 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Seek to Limit Referendum Damage

Under pressure from the West and Serbia, Bosnian Serb leaders are pondering last-minute options to avert the damage that would be caused by a disputed referendum, without losing credibility before local elections.

life-remains-sweet-for-city-s-last-candy-store
12 Sep 16

Life Remains Sweet for Belgrade’s Last Candy Store

Decades ago you could buy hand-made sweets in more than 100 shops in Belgrade. Now only one remains, well hidden among the tall buildings in the heart of the city.

serbia-s-opposition-seeks-viable-presidential-contender-09-06-2016
07 Sep 16

Serbia’s Opposition Seeks Viable Presidential Contender

Although Serbia’s liberal pro-European opposition agrees that a joint presidential candidate is its best chance of victory next year, it remains wary of showing its hand by naming possible contenders.

sharp-drop-in-jobless-rate-masks-serbian-reality-09-06-2016
06 Sep 16

Sharp Drop in Jobless Rate Masks Serbian Reality

While official figures show unemployment in Serbia to be at its lowest point since 2009, the ‘in-work’ figure includes many working part-time or only informally.

balkan-leaders-revive-nationalism-for-political-advantage-09-02-2016-2
05 Sep 16

Balkan Leaders Revive Nationalism for Political Advantage

The increased nationalist rhetoric in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia is a ploy by some politicians to win votes at upcoming elections and by others to distract from economic problems, experts argue.

a-balkan-quarrel-in-a-donald-trump-style-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

A Balkan Quarrel in a Donald Trump Style

This summer’s escalation of heated exchanges between Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has produced a sense of déjà vu, but with a contemporary hint of Trump’s belligerent rhetoric.

pro-govt-media-keeps-right-wing-serbs-onside-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

Pro-Govt Media Keeps Right-Wing Serbs Onside

Anti-US reports in pro-government media aim to bolster support for the Serbian prime minister among right-wing voters who oppose his policy of forging close relations with the West, experts believe.