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ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017
07 Aug 17

Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

croatia-s-operation-storm-crimes-unpunished-22-years-on-08-03-2017
04 Aug 17

Croatia’s Operation Storm: Crimes Unpunished 22 Years On

An NGO’s criminal complaint accusing unknown perpetrators of committing war crimes during the Croatian military’s Operation Storm, whose 22nd anniversary is marked this weekend, highlights the lack of prosecutions so far.

self-proclaimed-liberland-lobbies-for-international-recognition-08-03-2017
04 Aug 17

Self-Proclaimed Liberland Lobbies for International Recognition

Liberland is set to take its case to the UN’s International Court of Justice while putting the finishing touches to an office in Serbia.

tragic-search-for-victims-of-croatia-s-operation-storm-08-02-2017
03 Aug 17

Tragic Search for Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

As the 22nd anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm approaches, researchers who first investigated the killings of Serb civilians during and after the military campaign speak about the brutality they encountered.

europe-must-respond-to-threats-to-liberal-values-07-25-2017
25 Jul 17

Europe Must Respond to Threats to Liberal Values

As the crisis over the judiciary in Poland has shown, the EU must be more vigilant in defending values that both member states and candidate countries seem determined to test.

croatia-s-inland-towns-dream-of-oil-gas-bonanza-07-19-2017
20 Jul 17

Croatia’s Inland Towns Dream of Oil, Gas Bonanza

With gas and oil exploration underway in continental Croatia, the country’s small municipalities hope that potential drilling will bring much needed riches their way.

bumper-tourism-figures-pose-challenge-for-croatia-07-12-2017
14 Jul 17

Bumper Tourism Figures Pose Challenge for Croatia

Double-digit growth rates in Croatian tourism in the first six months of 2017 cannot be sustained forever - and will one day compel adoption of a different strategy.

artists-mourn-closure-of-croatia-s-oldest-bookstore-07-10-2017
11 Jul 17

Artists Mourn Closure of Croatia’s Oldest Bookstore

Renowned Croatian bookstore Morpurgo is one of the oldest in Europe. As it prepares to close its doors, some still hope it will survive.

ivo-josipovic-croatia-going-in-wrong-direction-07-09-2017
10 Jul 17

Ivo Josipovic: Croatia Going in Wrong Direction

Former President Ivo Josipovic, in an interview for BIRN, says Croatia must face its past, promote peace and strengthen relations with its neighbours.

champion-croatian-priest-preaches-help-for-refugees-07-06-2017
07 Jul 17

Champion Croatian Priest Preaches Help for Refugees

Croatia should remember its own bitter war of the 90s and open its borders to refugees, says Tvrtko Barun, a Jesuit priest who was recently honoured by the European Parliament.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017
03 Jul 17

Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.

hdz-embraces-opponents-to-remain-in-croatia-govt-06-13-2017
14 Jun 17

HDZ Embraces Opponents to Remain In Croatia Govt

After a month of twists and turns, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, entered a coalition government with former opponents – a novelty in Croatian politics.

modric-lovren-testimonies-highlight-croatia-football-s-woes-06-12-2017
13 Jun 17

Modric, Lovren Testimonies Highlight Croatia Football’s Woes

Testimonies by Real Madrid and Liverpool FC stars on Tuesday at the Osijek trial of Zdravko Mamic may cast more light on the corruption scandals surrounding Croatian football.

us-balkan-policy-will-eventually-catch-up-with-reality-06-07-2017
08 Jun 17

US Balkan Policy Will Eventually Catch Up With Reality

At some point, Washington will be forced to re-engage with the Balkans and work out a new policy that is in tune with political reality.

inside-guide-to-the-balkans-secret-wonders-06-06-2017
06 Jun 17

Inside Guide to the Balkans’ Secret Wonders

Scattered across the Balkans are stunning little gems of nature or human history that are well worth making a detour to visit.