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belgrade-s-indestructible-mayor-faces-uncertain-future-03-25-2017
24 Apr 17

Belgrade’s ‘Indestructible’ Mayor Faces Uncertain Future

The political future of Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali is looking cloudy after his patron, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, said he would likely pay a price for the notorious Savamala affair.

serbian-holocaust-survivors-recall-escape-from-nazis-04-22-2017-1
22 Apr 17

Serbian Holocaust Survivors Recall Escape from Nazis

As Serbia marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, two Serbian Jews who survived the Nazi occupation of the country as children told BIRN how they managed to avoid death.

a-turkish-scenario-for-the-balkans--04-20-2017
20 Apr 17

A Turkish Scenario for the Balkans?

The result of the recent referendum in Turkey may have a ripple effect in the Balkans - but don’t expect dramatic changes. 

death-threats-to-free-media-advocates-04-19-2017
20 Apr 17

Sejdinovic: ‘We Cannot Allow Fear to Beat us’

The head of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina says the death threats he has received lately are deeply worrying – but now is not the time to give in to the climate of intimidation.

serbia-s-students-set-to-carry-on-protesting-04-18-2017
20 Apr 17

Serbia Protesters Mull Ways to Coordinate Rallies

As daily anti-government protests resume, two students involved in these spontaneous events say the time has come to form a proper mechanism to coordinate the actions.

serbia-s-veteran-protesters-see-spirit-of-1990s-reborn-04-17-2017
19 Apr 17

Serbia’s Veteran Protesters See Spirit of 1990s Reborn

Some of the students who marched in the streets, chanting against Serbia’s late strongman, Slobodan Milosevic, see the same spirit in the current protests led, as in the Nineties, by the young.

vucic-s-brand-of-stability-will-be-short-lived-04-18-2017
19 Apr 17

Vucic’s Brand of “Stability” Will be Short-lived

The West will live to regret putting its faith in Aleksandar Vucic as the great ‘factor of stability’ in the Balkans. 

serbian-opposition-split-over-fresh-election-04-17-2017
18 Apr 17

Serbian Opposition Split Over Fresh Election

Aleksansdar Vucic’s announcement of possible snap elections has divided his opponents, with some welcoming a fresh contest and others saying a vote held in unfair conditions would be pointless.

balkan-students-join-battle-to-save-soros-university--04-16-2017
18 Apr 17

Balkan Students Join Battle to Save ‘Soros University’

As the Hungarian government tightens the noose around the CEU, current or former CEU students from Balkan countries have joined the international outcry.

christians-celebrate-easter-around-the-balkans-04-15-2017-1
16 Apr 17

Christians Celebrate Easter Around the Balkans

While each country has its own way of celebrating the greatest Christian holiday, they also share many common traditions, such as dying eggs.

new-shopping-malls-spring-up-across-belgrade-03-25-2017
13 Apr 17

New Shopping Malls Spring Up Across Belgrade

With the aid of foreign investment, new construction projects are starting to bloom in the Serbian capital.

serbia-s-anti-vucic-protests-key-facts-04-12-2017
12 Apr 17

Serbia’s Anti-Vucic Protests: Key Facts

Thousands of people are hitting the streets nightly across Serbia, protesting against the rule of Serbia’s Prime Minister and President-elect, Aleksandar Vucic. BIRN has prepared a guide containing the main facts about the protest movement.

europe-is-not-in-a-new-age-of-dictators--04-12-2017
12 Apr 17

Europe is Not in a New ‘Age of Dictators’

Strongmen may be on the rise in parts of Eastern Europe but fears for the future of European democracy are exaggerated.

war-justice-strategy-for-kosovo-undermined-by-divisions-04-10-2017
11 Apr 17

War Justice Strategy for Kosovo Undermined by Divisions

A Kosovo government-backed working group set up to draft a national strategy for dealing with the wartime past has been troubled by divisions, disputes and failures to deliver, a new report says.

serbian-students-keep-up-pressure-on-vucic-dictatorship--04-07-2017
07 Apr 17

Serbian Students Keep up Pressure on ‘Vucic Dictatorship’

As the media and government put out theories about who is behind the anti-Vucic protests in Serbia, students say they will continue to take to the streets until their demands are met.