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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.

challenges-facing-serbia-in-2018-12-23-2017
23 Jan 18

Challenges Facing Serbia in 2018

In the coming year, Serbia is expected to not only complete difficult negotiations with Kosovo but also hold heated Belgrade elections and implement overdue constitutional reforms.

europe-s-new-balkan-strategy-gets-dynamics-all-wrong-01-22-2018
22 Jan 18

Europe’s New Balkan Strategy Gets Dynamics All Wrong

The Commission’s new enlargement strategy for the Balkans is ambitious - but fundamentally misreads the serious nature of the challenges to democracy in the region.

future-of-serbia-pristina-dialogue-on-hold-01-17-2018
18 Jan 18

Murder Puts Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue in Doubt

Following the brutal slaying of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, analysts from both Serbia and Kosovo fear for the future of the EU-led dialogue, which was already in trouble.

murder-measles-and-new-tanks-01-17-2018
17 Jan 18

Murder, Measles and New Tanks

Not quite a promising start to 2018 in the Western Balkans: The year's dawn saw three deaths from a curable disease followed by the assassination of a prominent politician in Northern Kosovo.

how-rich-are-the-balkans-top-politicians--01-16-2018
17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

Senior politicians in the region may earn far more than the average citizen – but the biggest earners are rarely those occupying the highest state posts. 

elections-in-serbia-s-capital-scheduled-for-march-4-01-15-2018
15 Jan 18

Race Starts to Become Serbian Capital's Next Mayor

Opposition parties have split into several factions for the Belgrade city elections set for March 4 – weakening their chances of seizing the capital from the dominant Progressive Party.

serbian-judiciary-fears-reforms-will-curb-independence-01-15-2018-1
15 Jan 18

Serbian Judiciary Fears ‘Reforms’ Will Curb Independence

As Serbia awaits changes to its constitution, experts fear that planned reforms to the judiciary may have opposite results to those intended. 

serbia-s-stateless-roma-struggle-for-visibility-01-09-2018
12 Jan 18

Serbia’s Stateless Roma Struggle for Visibility

While life is tough for Serbia’s large Roma community generally, the thousands of Roma who fled from Kosovo without any documents face particularly steep obstacles.

china-s-stealthy-advance-in-balkans-should-worry-eu-01-11-2018
11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

kosovo-s-war-crimes-u-turn-exposes-leaders-immaturity-01-09-2018
09 Jan 18

Kosovo Leaders’ War Court U-Turn is Self-Destructive

The futile attempts by former guerrillas turned politicians to revoke Kosovo’s commitments to impartially prosecute war crimes at the new Special Court show that the West’s support for the ruling elite must end.

serbia-s-information-commissioner-seeks-to-cement-legacy-01-03-2018
04 Jan 18

Serbia’s Information Commissioner Seeks to Cement Legacy

As he enters the last year of his term, Serbia’s combative information commissioner, Rodoljub Sabic, says he wishes to leave a proper legal structure in place behind him when he goes.

serbian-fan-group-rediscovers-romance-of-sport-01-01-2018
02 Jan 18

Serbian Fan Group Rediscovers Romance of Sport

Sport in Serbia is widely associated with violent behaviour, but one fan group of the popular club FK Partizan is taking a very different approach based on romanticism and poetry.

access-denied-divorced-dads-fight-for-kids-12-25-2017
28 Dec 17

Access Denied: Divorced Dads Fight for Kids

Courts in the Balkans usually side with mothers in child custody cases. Now some fathers are fighting the system. Kids are caught in the crossfire.

facebook-reveals-serbian-fighters-role-in-ukraine-war-12-25-2017
27 Dec 17

Facebook Reveals Serbian Fighters’ Role in Ukraine War

Social media posts from the Ukrainian battlefields have been invaluable in enabling prosecutors in Serbia and Montenegro to prove the illegal military action of their nationals in Ukraine.