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Latest Balkan News

Serbia, Macedonia Call For EU Answer To Migrant Crisis

Serbia and Macedonia are urging the European Union to come up with an action plan to respond to the influx of migrants into Europe. More

Astana In Champions League Group Stages

Astana has become the first Kazakh soccer team to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition. More

Balkans Migrant Flow Up To 3,000 A Day

The number of migrants crossing through Balkan countries on their way north to the European Union is expected to reach 3,000 per day, the United Nations forecast on August 25. More

The EU's Federica Mogherini (center) meets with Kosovar Prime Minister Isa Mustafa (second from right) and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (second from left) in Brussels on August 25.

Serbia, Kosovo In 'Landmark' Accord To Normalize Relations

Serbia and Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of animosity August 25, signing an agreement that moves toward normalizing relations and joining the European Union. More

Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva is among this year's nominees for the Vaclav Havel prize.

Alekseyeva Among Havel Prize Finalists

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced on August 25 that human rights activists from Russia, Afghanistan, and the Balkans have been named as the finalists for the 2015 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Fighting The Long War

Welcome to the new normal. After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, the standoff between Russia and the West has become routine -- and it is becoming institutionalized. More

No, Nikola Tesla's Remains Aren't Sparking Devil Worship In Belgrade

The late Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla just can't catch a break in Belgrade, with bizarre comments by a city councilor reigniting a devilish debate over the final resting place of his ashes. More
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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Frustrated, Yet Hopeful, Bosnians Rally To Revive National Museum

The National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been shuttered for nearly three years -- a potent symbol of the country's unresolved ethnic divisions. But now museum supporters and ordinary citizens of Sarajevo are standing up against the politicians who they say "detest Bosnia-Herzegovina as a country."

B92: The Voice Of Serbia's Postcommunist Aspirations Falls Silent

Since 1989, Serbia's B92 radio has provided the antiestablishment soundtrack for Serbia's postcommunist development, winning international plaudits along the way for its uncompromising journalism and democratic commitment. But now it's gone off the air.

Women, War, And Reflections On Srebrenica

For the Srebrenica women, those few horrific days in July 1995 have affected all aspects of their lives every day since. This anniversary is an opportunity to repay their courage, determination, and humanity with renewed commitment to better addressing the full range of issues affecting women during and after war.

Mother Seeks Journalist Son's Remains From Srebrenica

Nihad Catic was a reporter broadcasting from Srebrenica when the town fell into the hands of Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995. He is one of the more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed in Europe's worst massacre since World War II.

Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.
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