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27 Mar 15

Serbia Keeps Downed US Stealth Bomber on Show

Sixteen years after it was shot down by Yugoslav air forces during the NATO bombing, the wreckage of a US stealth plane is still proudly displayed at the Belgrade Museum of Aviation.

victory-was-born-on-the-day-of-nato-intervention
24 Mar 15

Why I Named My Kosovo War Child ‘Victory’

Nazmi Kaciku’s daughter was born on the day NATO launched air strikes against Serbian forces on March 24, 1999, so he gave her a name that celebrated Kosovo Albanians’ struggle.

smederevo-deal-contains-minefields-experts-warn
23 Mar 15

Smederevo Deal Contains Minefields, Experts Warn

Serbia’s decision to award the contract to manage Smederevo Steel to HPK Engineering could have adverse consequences, industry experts say.

last-savamala-residents-await-unknown-destiny
23 Mar 15

Last Savamala Residents Await Unknown Destiny

As the Sava riverbank is cleared to make way for the giant Waterfront project, the fate of the few remaining residents of this Belgrade neighbourhood remains uncertain.

imf-deadlines-pose-challenge-for-serbia
20 Mar 15

IMF Deadlines Pose Challenge for Serbia

While trying to meet its obligations to the IMF, Serbia will struggle to comply with the given time frame, experts say.

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17 Mar 15

Russia in the Balkans: Perceptions and Realities

The pragmatic interests of the Balkan states – which lie in the direction of Europe - are imposing limits on the Kremlin’s drive to regain influence in the region.

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17 Mar 15

Bitter Memories of Kosovo’s Deadly March Riots

Eleven years after ethnically-charged unrest across Kosovo left 19 people dead and caused many more to flee, an elderly Serb couple recall how they survived the violence.

serbia-s-weakened-democrats-woo-their-lost-voters
11 Mar 15

Serbia’s Weakened Democrats Woo Their Lost Voters

Three years after losing power, opposition Democratic Party is trying to reboot itself by setting up a ‘shadow government’ – but experts say a clearer brand identity is needed if the party is to become a major force once again.

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11 Mar 15

Milosevic Admirers Pay Tribute in Strongman’s Hometown

Nine years after the death of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, his supporters and former Socialist Party allies gathered to grieve for a man they refuse to believe was a war criminal.

serbia-urged-to-focus-on-growth-strategy
09 Mar 15

Serbia Urged to Focus on Growth Strategy

Austerity measures may win praise from Serbia’s foreign lenders but without real growth, the economy will remain stuck in the doldrums, experts agree.
 

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04 Mar 15

On the Trail of Kosovo’s Most Wanted

Survivors of mass killings in Kosovo villages in the Djakovica/Gjakova area in 1999 say they hope justice is coming closer after Interpol issued warrants for 17 Serbian fighters.

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27 Feb 15

Tamnava Mine Deadline Broken Without Explanation

While the draining of the Tamnava mine is running months late, EPS says the consortium has fulfilled its contract and will not be charged penalties.

strpci-last-stop-on-a-fatal-journey
27 Feb 15

Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

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24 Feb 15

Abbas: Dahlan Citizenship is ‘Serbia’s problem’

The Palestinian President told BIRN he will not confront Serbia over its award of citizenship to his arch-rival, Mohammed Dahlan - whose ties to the Balkans are coming under scrutiny.

serbia-s-leaders-find-new-enemies-within
23 Feb 15

Serbia’s Leaders Find New ‘Enemies Within’

The country’s war crimes prosecutor has come under fire from senior officials after announcing that the Serbian Army’s top general could be investigated over his role in the Kosovo conflict.