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former-sandzak-mufti-mulls-joining-serbian-government-06-22-2016
23 Jun 16

Former Sandzak Mufti Mulls Joining Serbian Government

Muamer Zukorlic, the controversial former mufti, businessmen and new member of Serbia’s parliament, is considering entering a new government if it offers Bosniaks some concessions. 

cancer-patients-pin-hopes-on-albanian-petroleum-gas--06-13-2016
22 Jun 16

Cancer Patients Pin Hopes on Albanian ‘Petroleum Gas’

The small town of Kruja has become famous across the Balkans for its liquid “petroleum gas” – an unlicensed product that some claim can help patients battling cancer.

serbian-jon-stewart-declared-fake-clips-as-disqualification-of-his-work-06-21-2016
22 Jun 16

Serbian Satirist Says Threats Won't Silence Him

Satirical journalist Zoran Kesic says the doctored video clips of his show - designed to show him as anti-Serbian - were all part of a broader campaign aimed at blackening his name.

report-hailing-economic-growth-questioned-06-13-2016
21 Jun 16

Report Hailing Economic Growth Questioned

A recent state agency report says Serbian businesses recorded significantly higher profits in 2015, but experts warn the figures could be misleading.

all-eyes-on-china-in-serbian-steel-mill-town-06-20-2016
20 Jun 16

All Eyes on China in Serbian Steel Mill Town

While the government hypes a Chinese company’s purchase of Smederevo’s steel mill, many citizens of the central Serbian city are leery of grandiose promises.

serbian-detroit-facing-new-troubles-06-17-2016
20 Jun 16

'Serbia's Detroit' Faces Return to Hunger Years

The city of Kragujevac, known for its auto industry, is facing a nightmare after major employer Fiat said around a third of workers in its factory would lose their jobs after August. 

vucic-s-advisor-did-not-declare-assets-06-18-2016
18 Jun 16

Vucic's Advisor Did Not Declare Assets

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s media advisor, Suzana Vasiljevic, has not declared her assets despite being legally required to do so as a public official, BIRN has learned. 

vucic-hits-a-crisis-with-his-western-friends--06-15-2016
16 Jun 16

Vucic Hits a Crisis With His ‘Western Friends’

The Serbian PM is finding his East-West balancing act increasingly hard to maintain.

the-balkans-will-suffer-if-britain-quits-europe-06-14-2016
15 Jun 16

The Balkans Will Suffer if Britain Quits Europe

If UK voters opt to quit the EU on June 23, which recent polls suggest they might, the negative effects will be felt as far away as Belgrade and Tirana.

serbia-s-ties-with-eurasian-union-threats-eu-relations-06-13-2016
14 Jun 16

Serbian Trade Deal With Eurasian Union Worries Experts

Free-trade deal with Russian-dominated economic bloc offers Serbia little - and could damage Belgrade's relations with the EU, experts warn.

protest-movement-takes-to-the-streets-06-10-2016
11 Jun 16

Belgrade Protest Movement Takes to the Streets

A growing protest movement, originally organized against the Belgrade Waterfront project, is spreading, fuelled by frustration with much larger grievances.

serbia-s-new-parliament-debating-chamber-or-reality-show--06-10-2016
10 Jun 16

Serbia’s New Parliament: Debating Chamber or Reality Show?

The Serbian parliament can sometimes look more like ‘Big Brother’ than a serious legislature, with MPs competing to attract the most media coverage.

serbia-s-young-albanians-suffer-in-schoolbook-dispute-06-09-2016
10 Jun 16

Serbia’s Young Albanians Suffer in Schoolbook Dispute

A long-running political dispute over Albanian-language textbooks for ethnic minority pupils in Serbia has meant that many of them cannot have proper lessons in their mother tongue.

safety-fears-drive-balkan-tourists-from-turkey-05-29-2016
08 Jun 16

Safety Fears Drive Balkan Tourists from Turkey

A spate of bombings by Islamic State and Kurdistan Workers’ Party is wreaking havoc with Turkey’s tourist sector, prompting holidaymakers to look elsewhere.

how-a-dress-display-broke-wartime-rape-taboos-06-06-2016
06 Jun 16

How a Dress Display Broke Wartime Rape Taboos

Thinking of You, a film about an unusual project highlighting sexual violence during the Kosovo conflict, was intended to help break taboos that prevent women from speaking out about wartime rape, its producer says.