- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All Balkan Countries
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
The call for Serbia to join the Russian-led military alliance opens up new possibilities for cooperation with the countries of the former Soviet Union.
As Serbian nationalists try to re-enact the Yogurt Revolution of the late 1980s, it sounds like history replayed as farce – but it is still no laughing matter.
The debate on war crimes courts at the UN General Assembly could have been a genuine chance to examine international justice and reconciliation, but it was marred by politically-motivated rhetoric.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
Europe should not offer Belgrade a start date for talks until it offers its own minorities the same privileges it demands for the Serbs in Kosovo.
Three upcoming reports will help determine the EU prospects of Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia; of the three, the latter is causing by far the most concern.
The impact of Yugoslav general Momcilo Perisic’s acquittal illustrates the insurmountable distance between the Hague Tribunal and people in the Balkans, who must take responsibility for dealing with their past.
The Hague Tribunal’s acquittal of Yugoslav general Momcilo Perisic worryingly shifts responsibility for war crimes from commanders to subordinates fulfilling battlefield orders.
Business should welcome the modernisation of corporate income tax, which demonstrates Serbia’s efforts to implement global best practice.
Belgrade’s decision to give Hague war crimes defendants more financial support when the country is so short of money says much about the nation’s priorities.
A decade has passed since the Thessaloniki Summit, which firmly confirmed the European agenda for the Western Balkans and promised a clear European perspective for the region.
When Serbia’s justice minister visited the Hague Tribunal and ate sweets with Ratko Mladic, it showed that Belgrade’s new government doesn’t want to take war crimes seriously.
Like the Mayan Apocalypse that wasn’t, the harbingers of doom that held a negative outlook for Serbia’s economy after a new nationalist government was formed this summer have awakened to a new reality: the prospects are not as bleak as some would have us believe.
The government’s policy of tackling only the most urgent crises in the field of culture helps explain why the arts in general are steadily sinking into oblivion.