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02 Dec 16

Vucic Picks His Runner for Presidential Race

The popular Prime Minister faces a dilemma over who to back in the 2017 presidential contest – the sitting candidate Nikolic, Seselj – or go for the post himself.

30 Nov 16

Lavrov Puts Russia-Serbia Relations Into Sharp Focus

Russia’s Foreign Minister will be seeking to clarify Moscow’s increasingly complex relations with Serbia on his upcoming visit to Belgrade, explains Bosko Jaksic, a Belgrade-based foreign policy expert.

28 Nov 16

Battle Over Trepca Strains Kosovo-Serbia Relations

The dispute over the Trepca complex is becoming one of the biggest stumbling blocks in Kosovo-Serbia relations - but the issue has been smouldering for decades.

22 Nov 16

Belgrade’s Bookbinders, Symbol of a Bygone Era

While there were once more than 60 journeymen bookbinders working in Belgrade, only a handful remain to cautiously guard the craft.

18 Nov 16

Child Abuse Revelations Alarm Serbia

Amid alarming figures of child abuse cases in new reports, experts warn that the Serbian public is not aware of the scale of the problem although more children are seeking help.

18 Nov 16

Serbia Looks For Potential Allies in Trump Team

Belgrade will be watching keenly to see who emerges as the next US Secretary of State – and whether he is a likely friend or foe.

16 Nov 16

Serbia Warned Against Euphoria Over Fiscal Results

Belgrade has won praise from the IMF for cutting the budget deficit - but the job of fiscal consolidation is far from over and big wage and pension hikes are still risky.

15 Nov 16

Schwendiman: New Kosovo War Court ‘Not Anti-Albanian’

In his first interview since being appointed chief prosecutor of the new Kosovo special court, David Schwendiman told BIRN that suspected criminals are his target, not the Kosovo Liberation Army itself.

14 Nov 16

Before Trump and Brexit, Milosevic

Slobodan Milosevic exploited popular grievances to mobilise a mob and seize control, with disastrous consequences for Yugoslavia - now the West can learn some lessons from his rise to power.

14 Nov 16

Serbia Must Make Better Use of Bumper Harvests

While the minister promises targeted help for agriculture, some experts say the reforms will miss their mark if they continue to neglect the needs of the small farmers who make up the bulk of producers.

11 Nov 16

Kosovo, Serbia: Brezovica Case Conundrum

The failed privatisation of Brezovica ski complex reveals the density of legal and political battles between Belgrade and Pristina over assets in Kosovo.

10 Nov 16

Designers of Handcrafted Shoes Find Their Feet in Serbia

Custom-made shoes crafted from crocodile leather may be far beyond the wallets of most Serbs – but a handful of designers in Serbia say the market for it is growing.

10 Nov 16

Survival Gets Tougher for Migrants Stuck in Serbia

Male migrants are piling up in Belgrade, unable to get into the camps or leave the country – while a ban on NGOs giving them food has made their plight even grimmer.

09 Nov 16

Trump Triumph Celebrated and Mourned in Balkans

While many Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins hailed the victory of Donald Trump, many Albanians and Bosniaks are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

09 Nov 16

Don’t Expect Balkan U-Turns From Trump Presidency

Serbs may be rejoicing over the Republican candidate’s win, but substantial changes in US relations with the region are unlikely.