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Latest Balkan News

Merkel Vows Aid For Western Balkans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU officials hosting leaders of Western Balkan countries at a Berlin summit have vowed to continue promoting the economic development of the region. More

EU, Merkel Host Western Balkan Leaders In Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU officials are hosting leaders from eight Western Balkan countries in Berlin to promote economic and political reform. More

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says Serbia is also not planning to subsidize exports to Moscow.

Serbia Won't Impose Sanctions On Russia

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia. More

Former Yugoslav Intelligence Chief Charged In Germany

The former head of Yugoslavia's secret service has been charged as an accomplice in the murder of a political dissident 31 years ago in Germany. More

Serbia To Probe Privatization Of State Oil Company

Serbian police are to investigate the 2008 privatization of state oil company NIS, now majority-owned by Russia's Gazprom Neft. 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

Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export

Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo are all struggling to come to grips with a significant outflow of mercenaries and extremists to conflict zones in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. Why do young men from these countries seek out conflicts abroad and are the governments really serious about stopping them?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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