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Latest Balkan News

EU Urges Bosnia To Publish Census Figures To Gain Membership

The European Union is urging Bosnia to publish the results of a disputed national census, stressing that it is needed to move towards EU integration. More

IMF Mission Backs $613 Million Loan For Sarajevo To Bolster Reforms

The International Monetary Fund’s mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina says it has approved a new $613 million loan to the country aimed at helping it carry out economic reforms that are sought by the European Union. More

Velimir Bata Zivojinovic died in Belgrade on May 22.

Serbian Film Star Zivojinovic Dead At 82

Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star, has died at the age of 82, state media reported on May 23. More

Kosovo Imam, Six Others Convicted In Pristina For Aiding Islamic State Militants

A Kosovo court announced on May 20 that it has sentenced seven men to prison terms of up to 10 years after finding them guilty of being part of the so-called Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Scapegoating Soros In Macedonia

Over the past few weeks, Skopje has been rocked by waves of protests. Now it seems the authorities would like to portray this discontent as part of some nebulous foreign conspiracy. It's an old trick -- blaming foreign "enemies" to avoid responsibility for one's own malfeasance. More

Wanting The Best Of Both Worlds: How Serbs View Russia And EU

Serbian people, like their political leaders, seem to be in two minds about the world and their place in it. Is it possible that the average young Serb sees the future of their country as a version of Vladimir Putin's Russia, while at the same time dreaming about living in the West? More
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Features & Commentary

Poised For Big Win, Vucic Highlights Serbian 'Paradox'

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic looks set to strengthen his hold on Serbia this weekend. But which way does a former ultranationalist turned EU champion intend to lead the country?
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A Palette Of Anger In Macedonia

Revolutionary fervor has never looked so bold in Skopje, with grand monuments and statues bathed in paint splatter, and fountains overflowing with soap bubbles.
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Video Explainer: Roots Of Macedonia's Political Crisis Run Deep

The ongoing political crisis in Macedonia is rooted in last year's mass protests over alleged government involvement in election fraud, media manipulation, judicial corruption, and a murder cover-up.
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Video ‘Error Of Law' -- Top International Lawyer Disagrees With Seselj Ruling

The head of the International Bar Association tells RFE/RL he thinks judges at the UN war crimes court were wrong to rule on March 31 that Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was not guilty of crimes against humanity.
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