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special-court-must-bring-kosovo-s-criminals-to-justice-11-13-2017
14 Nov 17

Special Court Must Bring Kosovo’s Criminals to Justice

The new Special Court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for wartime and post-war crimes is not an attack on the struggle for independence, but an attempt to prosecute criminals.

ratko-mladic-europe-s-most-wanted-faces-judgment-11-13-2017
14 Nov 17

Ratko Mladic: Europe’s Most Wanted Faces Judgment

He was a devoted Yugoslav soldier, then a war crimes suspect on the run - now former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict for the worst atrocities in Europe since WWII.

the-kosovo-serbia-dialogue-is-just-lose-lose--11-13-2017
13 Nov 17

The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is Just ‘Lose-Lose’

Both countries, and both peoples, stand to lose out in the long term from a ‘dialogue’ that has never advanced beyond leaders shaking hands and photo opportunities in Brussels.

what-kind-of-neutrality-does-serbia-want--11-09-2017
10 Nov 17

What Kind of Neutrality does Serbia Want?

At a time when ‘neutrality’ can be just a cover for close ties to Russia, Serbia must start an open debate about what this concept truly means in the Balkan context.

refugees-shunning-official-centres-face-serbia-s-grim-winter-11-09-2017
10 Nov 17

Refugees Shunning Official Centres Face Serbia’s Winter

As winter approaches in Serbia, the refugees who spurn the offer of state-run camps will have to cope with the icy weather almost unaided.

serbian-media-and-politicians-abusing-murder-case-11-03-2017
07 Nov 17

Serbian Media Slated for Exploiting Singer Murder Case

As the flow of lurid stories about the murder of a singer continues, critics say the tabloid media have grossly violated ethical norms to keep the story going.

balkan-muslims-stage-counteroffensive-against-radicals-10-31-2017
06 Nov 17

Balkan Muslims Stage Counteroffensive Against Radicals

Balkan youth have been an easy target for extremists seeking to radicalise them and convince them to fight abroad, but now parents, activists and official Islamic organisations are striking back.

serbian-monarchists-british-right-wingers-plot-kosovo-resistance--11-02-2017
03 Nov 17

Serbian Monarchists, British Right-Wingers Plot Kosovo ‘Resistance’

Russian-linked Serbian monarchists and a British far-right organisation have been seeking to equip mystery groups in north Kosovo in order to resist what they believe will be an attack on Serbs by Kosovo Albanians.

suriname-triggers-new-phase-in-kosovo-recognition-battle-11-01-2017
01 Nov 17

Suriname Triggers New Phase in Kosovo Recognition Battle

The apparent decision of a Latin American state to revoke its recognition of Kosovo shows the diplomatic struggle over Serbia’s former province is far from over.

russia-using-serbia-to-destroy-europe-ukraine-ambassador-10-31-2017
01 Nov 17

Russia ‘Using Serbia to Destroy Europe’, Ukraine Ambassador

Serbia is doing nothing to stop its citizens from fighting in East Ukraine while Moscow is ‘using Serbia’ for its battles elsewhere, Ukraine’s ambassador, Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, told BIRN in an interview.

herta-müller-made-serbia-look-in-the-mirror-10-31-2017
01 Nov 17

Herta Müller Made Serbia Look in the Mirror

The furious reaction to the German writer Herta Müller’s forthright statements about Serbia’s recent history says less about her than it does about a culture of denial in a large part of Serbian society.

war-crimes-denial-is-a-psychological-defence-mechanism-10-30-2017
31 Oct 17

War Crimes Denial is a Psychological Defence Mechanism

States and ethnic groups in the Balkans are still denying that their troops committed war crimes in an attempt to evade moral responsibility by blaming the other side, thwarting the possibility of reconciliation.

dacic-s-undiplomatic-antics-cause-anguish-in-serbia-10-30-2017
31 Oct 17

Dacic’s Undiplomatic Antics Cause Anguish in Serbia

The unorthodox pranks and statements of Serbia’s Foreign Minister may appal some in Serbia’s media and civil society – but Serbia’s President is determined to turn a blind eye.

restive-provinces-replace-communism-as-spectre-haunting-europe--10-29-2017
30 Oct 17

Restive Provinces Replace Communism as ‘Spectre Haunting Europe’

As the standoff between Spain and Catalonia continues, Balkan Insight looks at the many other provinces and regions in the Balkans and elsewhere that are challenging the integrity of Europe’s current states.

serbia-s-newly-mighty-dinar-intrigues-experts-10-27-2017
27 Oct 17

Serbia’s Newly Mighty Dinar Intrigues Experts

Serbia’s national currency is strengthening markedly, but whether this is because of healthy macro-economic indices or is down to speculators is harder to call.