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centralised-or-decentralised-balkan-states-get-it-wrong-02-22-2018
22 Feb 18

Centralised or Decentralised, Balkan States Get it Wrong

Some Balkan countries have centralised political systems while others are decentralised – but both approaches have been taken to their extreme in the region and do not properly serve their purpose.

serbia-long-wait-for-return-of-confiscated-property-02-18-2018
19 Feb 18

Serbia: Long Wait for Return of Confiscated Property

Meet some of the families still fighting for the return of valuable property confiscated 70 years ago by Yugoslavia’s communist rulers.

from-racak-to-ivanovic-s-death-kosovo-timeline-since-1999-02-17-2018-1
17 Feb 18

From Racak to Ivanovic’s death: Kosovo Timeline since 1999

BIRN looks back at some of the key events that led to Kosovo’s declaration of independence and eventuated after it.

recognizing-the-realities-of-kosovo-02-15-2018
16 Feb 18

Recognising the Realities of Kosovo

Belgrade and Pristina have fought the issue of Kosovo recognition to a stalemate, but the battle will continue until they face reality and decide what they really want.

missing-persons-families-seek-answers-as-vucic-visits-croatia-02-09-2018
12 Feb 18

Missing Persons’ Families Seek Answers as Vucic Visits Croatia

As Aleksandar Vucic makes his first visit to Croatia as Serbia’s president, relatives of the remaining missing persons from the 1990s war are hoping he will bring information to help find their loved ones.

leaked-twelve-air-serbia-pilots-flew-unvetted-in-2017-02-09-2018
09 Feb 18

Leaked: Twelve Air Serbia Pilots Flew Unvetted in 2017

Air Serbia’s fleet could be grounded after it used pilots who flew internationally despite not completing mandatory security checks by the Ministry of the Interior or security services.

eu-strategy-exacerbates-winner-loser-divide-in-balkans-02-07-2018
07 Feb 18

EU Strategy Exacerbates Winner-Loser Divide in Balkans

While the EU’s new strategy on Balkans gives Serbia and Montenegro reason for optimism about their membership, the other four countries feel out in the cold.

eu-s-balkans-strategy-doesn-t-sufficiently-tackle-past-injustices-02-07-2018
07 Feb 18

EU’s Balkan Strategy Misses Chance to Tackle Past Injustice

A new assessment by Impunity Watch finds Balkan states woefully failing to deal with their violent past - but the European Commission’s newly-announced strategy for the region doesn’t provide meaningful incentives for change.

eu-should-beware-of-cyprus-scenario-in-the-balkans-02-05-2018
05 Feb 18

EU Should Beware of ‘Cyprus Scenario’ in the Balkans

Brussels risks repeating the same mistake it made with Cyprus with its recent talk of Serbia as a ‘frontrunner’ for EU membership.

january-is-the-longest-month-02-04-2018
05 Feb 18

January is the Longest Month

Happy February to all!

announcements-of-referendum-raises-eyebrows-in-serbia-01-25-2018
26 Jan 18

Experts Query Value on Serbian Referendum on Kosovo

While Serbian politicians, including the President, publicly mull holding a referendum on Serbia- Kosovo relations, few experts believe it will solve much.

serbia-s-hungarian-party-mobilize-votes-for-orban-01-24-2018
25 Jan 18

Serbia’s Hungarian Party Mobilize Votes for Orban

As Hungary heads towards parliamentarian elections, the main ethnic Hungarian party in Serbia is doing its best to ensure that Viktor Orban cruises towards another victory.

revealing-corruption-remains-challenge-for-balkan-media-01-24-2018
25 Jan 18

Revealing Corruption Remains Challenge for Balkan Media

Reporters on corruption and organised crime in the Balkans are subject to a range of different pressures and challenges – as our comparison of reporting on such cases in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia shows.

the-eu-is-watching-the-balkans-come-undone-01-23-2018
24 Jan 18

The EU is Watching the Balkans Come Undone

Outbursts of violence, illiberal leaders and failures to reform mean Brussels must wake up to the fact that the Balkans are not headed towards EU membership but towards instability .

ivanovic-killing-shows-serbia-and-kosovo-must-cooperate-01-23-2018
23 Jan 18

Ivanovic Killing Shows Serbia and Kosovo Must Cooperate

The EU must use the momentum generated by the joint probe into Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic’s recent assassination to insist that Serbia and Kosovo’s prosecutors continue to work together to tackle serious crimes.