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17 Oct 17

Deal on Unifying Kosovo Justice System Takes Effect

The EU confirmed that on Tuesday the Kosovo-Serbia agreement on unifying the justice system in Kosovo is due to come into force.

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16 Oct 17

Russian Minister Says Hague Tribunal ‘Should Be Closed’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down long ago because it is biased against Serbs.

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16 Oct 17

Serbia President Hints at Early General Elections

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic raised the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections in 2018 in an interview with the state-owned daily Vecernje novosti, published on Monday.

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13 Oct 17

Kosovo Honours US Pilot for 1999 NATO Bombing

Kosovo honoured the US Air Force’s chief of staff David Goldfein, who was shot down as a pilot during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, with the country’s ‘Order of Freedom’.

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13 Oct 17

US Ambassador Accused of Meddling in Serbia's Affairs

After the US ambassador to Serbia criticised a minister for appearing to praise convicted war criminals, the pro-government media have accused him of interfering in Serbia's internal affairs.

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12 Oct 17

Serbian Minister Reaffirms Praise for Freed War Criminals

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin lashed out at the US ambassador to Belgrade after the diplomat criticised him for his recent public praise for two convicted war criminals.

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12 Oct 17

Serbia’s Parliament Using Penalties ‘to Silence Opposition’

Opposition MPs in Serbia say the speaker is handing out a very disproportionate number of penalties to opponents of the ruling coalition in order to silence them.

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11 Oct 17

Hague Tribunal to Appoint Lawyer for Vojislav Seselj

The UN war crimes tribunal will appoint a legal representative to represent Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj at his upcoming appeal hearing because he has refused to return to the court.

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11 Oct 17

Serbia's Musical FM Serenades Turkey’s Erdogan

Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, known for his fondness for singing at official events, grabbed the microphone again during Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Belgrade.

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10 Oct 17

Serbia, Turkey Sign Agreements to Boost Trade

The governments of Serbia and Turkey signed new agreements on Tuesday in the hopes improved cooperation will increase trade value by billions of dollars.

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10 Oct 17

Srebrenica Commander Oric ‘Not Ashamed’ of Wartime Actions

In his first interview after being acquitted of killing three Serb captives during wartime, the former Bosniak commander in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, said he was a “knight” on the battlefield.

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10 Oct 17

Tight Security Surrounds Turkey's Erdogan in Serbia

Serbian and Turkish police are pulling out all the stops for the high-profile visit to Serbia of Turkey's head of state.

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09 Oct 17

Serbs Express Outrage at Naser Oric Acquittal

Political leaders from Serbia and Republika Srpska strongly criticised the acquittal of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric, who was cleared of killing Serb prisoners of war.

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09 Oct 17

Trade Takes Centre Stage in Erdogan’s Serbia Visit

Economic ties, tourism and major infrastructure projects will be in focus during this week’s visit to Serbia of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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09 Oct 17

Serbian Court Dismisses Strpci Train Massacre Charges

A Belgrade court dismissed charges against five Bosnian Serb ex-fighters accused of killing 20 passengers abducted from a train in Strpci in Bosnia in 1993, saying the indictments were incorrectly filed.

Premium

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17 Oct 17

Party Games: Hide and Seek with Election Cash

Powerful parties in the Balkans are suspected of using proxy donors to fill campaign war chests with cash from secret sources. How authorities respond is a test of their independence.

27 Sep 17

Weakened Merkel is Bad News For the Balkans

Business

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16 Oct 17

Tito's NY Penthouse Opens Doors to Potential Buyers

A real estate agency is ready to show potential buyers the 418-square-metre penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan once used by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.

23 Aug 17

Balkan Experts Create Global Warning App

Culture and Lifestyle

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09 Oct 17

Controversial Drone Stars in Albanian Football Doc

The notorious drone that flew over a sports stadium in Belgrade bearing a map of greater Albania in 2014 takes centre stage in a new documentary on the Albanian football team that will be premiered in Warsaw.

18 Sep 17

Wine Lovers’ Paradise in Vibrant Zupa Region