Tuesday, January 27, 2015


News and Features on the Balkans

Dozens Injured In Kosovo Protest

Dozens of people were injured on January 27 when Kosovo police clashed with thousands of demonstrators demanding the dismissal of a Serbian minister accused of insulting the ethnic-Albanian majority.
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Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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Kosovo Police Fire Tear Gas At Protest

Kosovo police fired tear gas on the evening of January 24 to disperse thousands of protesters throwing stones at a government building in a demonstration called by ethnic Albanian opposition parties.
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Macedonian Journalist Imprisoned

Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski has again been put in prison
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Serbian PM Visits Kosovo

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has started an Orthodox New Year visit to Kosovo, whose independence Serbia refuses to recognize.
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Serb PM Due To Visit Kosovo

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is due on January 14 to visit Kosovo, whose independence Serbia refuses to recognize.
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Photogallery Orthodox Faithful, Russian Leaders Celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians in several countries celebrated Christmas on January 7, and Russia's leaders were among many who attended midnight Masses.
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Video Serbia Hopes To Play Ukraine Role

Serbia's foreign minister says the crisis in Ukraine is "proof of how fragile European security is."
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Police Raid Offices Of Bosnian Website

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina on December 29 raided the Sarajevo offices of a news website, reportedly searching for information about how journalists there obtained a recording of a phone conversation that allegedly implicates the ruling Bosnian Serb party in political bribery.
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Serb Speaker Says No Russia Sanctions

The speaker of Serbia's parliament has promised Russia that the Balkan nation will never impose sanctions on Moscow.
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Russia: Not Putting Pressure On Serbia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected Western accusations that Moscow is trying to increase Serbia's dependence on Russia and push it away from the European Union.
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Serbs Cut Ribbon On Chinese-Built Bridge Over Danube

The Chinese and Serbian prime ministers have opened a new multimillion-euro bridge over the Danube in Belgrade, described as the first major Chinese-built infrastructure project in Europe.
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China Looks To Up Investment In E. Europe

China says it will create a new investment fund of $3 billion targeting Central and Eastern Europe, seeking to strengthen its presence in the region.
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Bosnia Arrests 10 War-Crimes Suspects

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina have arrested 10 ethnic Serbs suspected of killing dozens of Bosnian Muslim civilians during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.
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Chinese PM In Serbia

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has arrived in Serbia for a summit with leaders from 16 Central and Eastern European countries.
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Bosnia Charges Serbs For War Crimes

Prosecutors in Bosnia have indicted 15 ethnic Serb suspects for allegedly killing more than 150 Muslim civilians during the Bosnian War.
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Kosovo Gets Full IOC Membership

Kosovo has been granted full membership in the International Olympic Committee in a move that will allow its first Olympics appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Kosovo To Vote For New Government

Kosovo’s parliament has voted in a new government with former Pristina mayor Isa Mustafa as prime minister.
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EU Cautions Russia Over Balkans

The European Union has cautioned Russia not to drag the Western Balkans into its growing row with the West over Ukraine.
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Video EU: South Stream OK If Follows Rules

The European Commission's new energy chief says that Russia could revive the South Stream natural-gas pipeline project if it follows EU rules.
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