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Croatia Unveils Tudjman Monument to Applause and Criticism

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:07
While senior state officials attended the unveiling of a new monument to Croatia’s first President, Franjo Tudjman, praising his contribution to the country's independence, some opposition and rights groups protested, denouncing his record.
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Most Balkan States Adopt Controversial UN Migration Pact

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:05
Most Balkan countries on Monday in Morocco signed the UN 'Global Compact on Migration' – although Bulgaria joined a large bloc of Central and East European countries in refusing to do so.
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Half of Moldovans Want to Emigrate, Survey Says

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:39
A new survey says that half the citizens of the poverty-stricken country would leave, if they had the chance to do so.
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Bulgarian Minister Touches Raw Nerve in Macedonia

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:36
Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry is trying to calm a potential dispute with Bulgaria, after the Bulgarian Defence Minister accused the Skopje government of 'playing tricks with history'.
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Ratko Mladic to Request Leave from Hague Custody

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:33
Defence lawyers for Ratko Mladic, who is appealing aganst his war crimes conviction, say they will file a request for a four-day leave from detention for the former Bosnian Serb Army chief.
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Serbian Court Convicts Saric of Drug Smuggling

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:06
A Belgrade court on Monday jailed Darko Saric for 15 years for smuggling several tons of cocaine – though the first-instance verdict may be appealed.
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Fears of European ‘Illiberal Alliance’ are Exaggerated

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:01
The radical or ‘illiberal’ right is on the march in Europe – but don’t expect these disparate movements to team up effectively.
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Moldovan Ruling Party’s Referendum Plan an Election Ploy – Opposition

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
Moldova’s ruling party says it wants to cut the number of deputies in parliament. Its opponents say it is just trying to win more votes.
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Serbia Awaits Verdict in Saric's Protracted Trial

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
The long-awaited verdict in the trial of the alleged cocaine smuggler and crime boss Darko Saric will end a case that has dragged on for four years, with repeated – and in some views, suspicious – delays.
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ECHR Lawsuit Awaits Bosnia Over Mostar Elections

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, is about to hear another case against Bosnia, over discrimination in the city of Mostar, where no local elections have been held since 2008.
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Macedonia’s Amnesty Caught Between Law and Pragmatism

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
While rights experts say the proposed amnesty will violate legal principles and create a dangerous precedent, others view it as a price worth paying to get the ‘name’ agreement with Greece through parliament.
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Thousands Protest 'Political Violence' in Serbia

Balkaninsight.com - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 20:01
Thousands of citizens staged a protest in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, on Saturday against "political violence", after an opposition politician was brutally attacked in the southern city of Krusevac.
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Sarajevo Activists Share White Flowers for Female War Victims

Balkaninsight.com - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:51
Activists led by the CURE Foundation NGO handed out white flowers in the Bosnian capital on Saturday as they launched an initiative to name December 8 as a national memorial day for women who were killed or abused during wartime.
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Kosovo Journalist Appeals to Other Domestic Violence Victims

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:05
A Kosovo journalist who was a victim of domestic violence has shared her story on television, urging other victims to come forward and fight the often hidden and 'shameful' phenomenon.
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Albania Company 'Falsified US Links’ to Win Road Contract

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:04
Prosecutors have started probing claims that a company falsely claimed to be part of a major US-registered company to win an important public works contract in Tirana.
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Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Convicted of Bosniaks’ Murders

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
Former Bosnian Serb soldier Bosko Devic was sentenced to ten years in prison for crimes against humanity for his involvement in the murders of four Bosniaks in the Kljuc area in 1992.
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Croatia Denies US Opposes Israeli Jet Purchase

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:16
Croatian officials and the US embassy in Zagreb have dismissed reports that the US was trying to stop Croatia from buying a dozen fighter jets from Israel, insisting that the US is completely on board.
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Macedonia President Denies Playing Role in Parliament Violence

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:09
Following Thursday's testimony by a defendant in the trial for the attack on parliament last year, the Macedonian President – and the Army General Staff – have denied being part of a coordinated plan to destabilize the country.
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Croatia Charges Two Serbs with Vukovar War Crimes

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:50
Two Croatian Serbs from Vukovar were charged with committing war crimes in the town in 1991, but the authorities denied that the charges were linked to a recent mass protest by local Croats demanding prosecutions.
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Hague Prosecution ‘Calls Kosovo Ex-Commander for Interview’

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:54
The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, which is probing wartime and post-war crimes, has asked to speak to former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Rrustem Mustata in January, his lawyer claimed.
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