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updated Mon. July 18, 2022

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SLOBODAN Milosevic, the late "Butcher of the Balkans" who was a hero to many of his countrymen, is back in Kosovo, where a Serb-run theatre is staging ... All the cast members, like the bulk of the some 39,000 Serbs who lived in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, before the war in the southern Serbian province, ...
Serbian deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric on Monday opposed a motion filed by the defence of Dalibor Maksimovic, who allegedly killed four civilians and raped two women in the Bratunac area in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. The motion seeks to determine whether Maksimovic also fought ...

The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO filed a criminal complaint against Svetozar Andric, a former Bosnian Serb Army commander who is now a deputy mayor in Belgrade, accusing him of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Filip Rudic. BIRN. Belgrade ...
Bosnian Serbs strongly oppose the use of the flag in public as they identify it with the Bosniak side in the war. “The Serb member of the Bosnian presidency, Mladen Ivanic, believes that the move by ambassador Mujezinovic is inappropriate and that, at the very next session of the Bosnian presidency, ...
War veterans from the Bosnian Army and Croatian Defence Council (HVO) blocked roads in several towns in the country's Bosniak- and Croat-dominated Federation entity on Wednesday morning because the state parliament has not yet scheduled a session to address their grievances. The veterans ...

Families of ethnic Albanian and Serb war victims want the word 'reconciliation' to be replaced with a phrase that better reflects post-conflict realities in Kosovo, says research published by Centre for Research, Documentation and Publication on Tuesday. “There is across-the-board agreement among ...
The EU sees the prospect of membership as an incentive for reform in the volatile Balkans region, which was torn apart by war in the 1990s. Its expansion strategy puts Serbia and Montenegro in position to join should the bloc open its doors to more members, tentatively by 2025. Serbia is a major target of ...

The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks told BIRN that it was unacceptable for Serbia and other Balkan countries to give a ... In recent years, war criminals from Serbia - which is in negotiations to join the European Union - have been promoted as heroes and role models by ...
'The second world war is over but the first world war is not yet finished.” Those were the words of a senior Turkish official I met recently in Ankara. He was speaking of the Middle East, but it was the sort of comment I might well also have heard in Moscow, in Kiev or in the Balkans, about the state of affairs on ...
The Balkan countries have been split between empires, Cold War blocks, and now EU and non-EU status. While the existence of Yugoslavia – a federation uniting six states that are now independent – offered a period of relative stability in the region, the armed conflicts that led to its dissolution left a strong ...
Russia mainly wants to discourage the Western Balkan countries — Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia — from joining NATO. ... The EU sees the prospect of membership as an incentive for reform in the volatile Balkans region, which was torn apart by war in the 1990s.


 

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