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Latest Balkan News

Court Says Dutch Liable For 300 Srebrenica Deaths

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for 300 of the some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. More

EU Hosting Donors Conference After Floods Hit Serbia, Bosnia

The European Commission, together with Slovenia and France, is hosting an international donors conference in Brussels on July 16 to support Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia after devastating floods in May. More

Balkan Leaders In Dubrovnik

A summit of eight leaders from Southeastern Europe will take place on July 15 in Dubrovnik, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance to discuss the region's further approach to the European Union. More

Police Helicopter Crashes In Macedonia, Killing Four

A Macedonian police helicopter crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board. More

Photogallery Bosnia Remembers Srebrenica

Several thousand people have gathered in Srebrenica for the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces during the country's 1992-95 war. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Slobodan's Ghost

Comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Slobodan Milosevic are all the rage. But what does the Milosevic experience tell us about where Russia may be headed? More

Bosnia And Croatia Find Support In Unlikely Quarters For Soccer World Cup

At the World Cup this year, the only Balkan teams competing in Brazil -- Bosnia and Croatia -- can count on noisy support from some unlikely quarters. More
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Features & Commentary

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.

Four Kosovars Undertake Epic Trek To Campaign Against EU Visas

Four men who set off on a 2,500 kilometer trek from the town of Gjilan in eastern Kosovo finally reached their destination in Brussels on July 17 after 78 grueling days on the road.

Russia Follows 'Different Strategy' As Serbia Courts EU

As traditional Russian ally Serbia pushes ahead with its bid to join the European Union, Moscow's reaction has been muted. Does the Kremlin see strategic advantages in having such a reliable friend inside the Western bloc?

Russian Gas: How Much Is That?

A study of data on Russian gas sales shows wide variance in prices between countries.

Interview: Historian Christopher Clark On World War I's Lessons For Today

Christopher Clark's book on the outbreak of World War I, "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914," has been called a masterpiece" by "The New York Times" and become a best-seller in several European countries. RFE/RL interviewed the Australian-born academic about parallels with the current situation.

Why Bernard-Henri Levy Wants His New Play To Help Bosnia

French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy has high hopes as he opens a new play in Sarajevo this week that reflects on Bosnia's place in Europe.

As NATO Membership Gets Closer, Montenegro Feels The Heat From Russia

Russia is seeking to extend its no-NATO zone beyond the former Soviet Union and its former Warsaw Pact satellites. The next target: tiny Montenegro.

Explainer: Is South Stream The Latest Victim Of the Ukraine Crisis?

Russia is building the South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea to eliminate Ukraine as a transit state for gas exports to Europe. But after a Bulgarian surprise this week, the planned pipeline suddenly has nowhere to go.
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