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Latest Balkan News

Serbia 'Outrage' After Basketball Fan Killed In Istanbul

Serbia's government has expressed "outrage" after a "Red Star" Belgrade basketball fan was stabbed to death in Istanbul. More

Serbia To Revoke Businessman's Citizenship

Serbia says it will revoke its citizenship granted to Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, sanctioned by the European Union and wanted in his country on embezzlement charges. More

Outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and a top opposition leader have agreed to form a grand coalition in Kosovo.

Kosovo Leaders Pledge Coalition

Kosovo's two leading political parties have reached a deal to form a coalition government, ending more than five months of deadlock. More

Russia Bans Meat Imports from Montenegro

Russia says it has banned meat imports from Montenegro in an effort to close loopholes on a ban against food products from the European Union. More

Russian Stance On Bosnia 'Concerns' Croatia

Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said her country noticed Russia's recent stance on Bosnia and said it was a matter of concern, especially for Balkan countries. More

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Latest Blog Posts

A Bosnian Man's Lonely Stand To Find The Bones Of His Son

Djemail Hasanovic has set up a bed on the side of the road leading from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, to Podravanje. He says he is on a hunger strike until the bones of his missing son are found and returned to him. More
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Features & Commentary

In Releasing Seselj, ICTY Solves One Problem -- But Creates Many Others

When The Hague tribunal opted this month to provisionally release war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj to seek cancer treatment in Serbia, it was attempting to amend one of the longest, most mismanaged cases ever to come before the court. But sending the fiery Seslj home may be the start of a whole new type of trouble, for the Balkans and the tribunal alike.

Belgrade Plays Down Joint Military Exercise With Russia

Serbia and Russia have conducted a one-day joint antiterrorism exercise -- the first-ever such event on Serbian territory. But officials in Belgrade seem reluctant to discuss the historic event.

Video Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his strategy for Western Balkan countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia.

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?

Bosnians Voting For New Government, But Change Unlikely

Despite a turbulent year that saw violent protests and disastrous floods, Bosnia's elections are not expected to bring any sweeping changes to one of Europe's poorest countries.
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