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13 Feb 18

Balkan Music Fans Cling to Homegrown Stars

A map of last December's YouTube hits shows that music fans in several Balkan countries still prefer their local bands to top international songs – though audiences in Croatia, Macedonia and Romania are now part of the global mainstream.

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11 Jan 18

Slobodan Milosevic Revived in Kosovo Serbs’ Musical

A musical staged by a Serb theatre ensemble from Kosovo about the 1999 war and Serb-Albanian relations will feature late Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as the “tragic protagonist”.

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29 Dec 17

Belgrade With a Bang: All The Best End of Year Parties

Known as one of the easiest places in Europe to find a good time any season, it should be no surprise there is no shortage of places to party in Belgrade as the New Year approaches.

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20 Oct 17

Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art to Reopen

Belgrade’s Museum of Contemporary Art is reopening its doors after a controversial ten-year closure for renovation work. 

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11 Sep 17

Actor Ralph Fiennes Receives Serbian Citizenship

Serbia has granted citizenship to British actor and director Ralph Fiennes, who is currently making his second movie in Belgrade.

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10 Aug 17

VIDEO: Migrant ‘Child Prodigy’ Exhibits Artworks in Belgrade

Farhad Noory, a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan living in a Serbian refugee camp, who media have dubbed ‘Little Picasso’, exhibited his paintings and photographs at a charity exhibition in Belgrade.

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21 Jul 17

Edgar Degas’ Ballerinas Strike a Pose at Belgrade

One of the biggest art scene events in Belgrade this summer will undoubtedly be the exhibition of renowned French impressionist, Edgar Degas. 

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05 Jul 17

Exit Festival Smashes Sales Records for 2017

Having already established itself as one of Serbia’s most recognizable institutions over the last decade, Exit Festival in Novi Sad sets the bar higher each year.

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25 Jun 17

Belgrade Philharmonic Promises ‘Largest-Ever’ Open-Air Concert

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra hopes to attract tens of thousands to its grand open-air concert tonight.

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09 May 17

Balkan Hopefuls Clear Their Throats for Eurovision

Singers from seven Balkan countries are entering the start of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, hoping to join the lucky ten that compete in Saturday’s final.

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26 Apr 17

Serbian Capital to Host Conspiracy Theorist David Icke

David Icke, the former BBC broadcaster best known for his belief that reptiles from outer space control the world, is visiting Serbia, a country much given to conspiracy theories.

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31 Mar 17

Belgrade Film Festival Going Strong

The 64th annual Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival once again showcases some of the country's brightest young cinematic talents.

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24 Mar 17

Dance Festival Brings Russian Ballet Legend to Belgrade

The 14th installment of Belgrade’s prestigious and popular Dance Festival is already slated to be the biggest and most widely-attended iteration to date.

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27 Feb 17

Enfant Terrible of Croatian Theatre Continues To Shock

A decade on, Oliver Frljic is still challenging theatre audiences across Europe, as well as in the Balkans, using plays to confront the nationalist mythology of post-Yugoslav societies.

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23 Feb 17

FEST Remains Serbia's Most Vital and Provocative Film Festival

Easily the most popular and substantial Serbian festival for many years running, the 45th instalment of FEST will surely not disappoint its fans this year either.

Culture Policy Focus

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12 Sep 17

Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Museum Faces Uncertain Future

The Nikola Tesla Museum’s building must be handed over to the heirs of its pre-war owners, but it’s unclear when plans to rehouse it in a derelict power plant will be realised.

22 Mar 17

Vanished Mural Sparks Protests in Novi Sad

20 Dec 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Museum Scene

Politics and Society

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23 Feb 18

Memorial to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Unveiled

Relatives and political allies of the Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, assassinated outside his party office last month, gathered at the site in north Mitrovica to unveil a memorial plaque.

22 Feb 18

Serbia Thanks Russia For Support Over Kosovo

Business

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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.

27 Dec 17

Bosnian Serb Inspectors Halt Delta's Huge Mall