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Latest Balkan News

Kosovo Serbs Halt Cooperation With EU

Serbs in northern Kosovo say the European Union's Rule of Law Mission, known as EULEX, is no longer welcome to work in their communities. More

Ratko Mladic

UN Court Upholds Mladic Charges

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have rejected arguments for dropping any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic. More

For a first-round triumph, the winner must collect more than 50 percent of all registered voters.

Ethnic Albanians Boycott Macedonia Poll

Macedonia's presidential election on April 13 was largely boycotted by ethnic Albanian voters. More

Chinese To Remake Cult Yugoslav War Movie

Chinese and Balkan filmmakers have announced that they are planning a remake of a cult Yugoslav wartime movie which is hugely popular in China. More

U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson

Tribunal Would Boost Kosovo's Credibility

The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo has told RFE/RL that the proposed establishment of a special tribunal to deal with allegations of organ trafficking by former Kosovo Albanian rebels would help Kosovo build up its "international credibility." More

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Serbian Cartoonist Takes On Ukraine

One of the most prominent cartoonists in Serbia, Predrag Koraksic Corax, works closely with RFE/RL's Balkan Service. More

Video RFE/RLive -- Unrest in the Balkans: Is Dayton Dead?

The Balkan region is facing its worst social unrest since the end of the war in 1995, as thousands of people in Bosnia-Herzegovina have taken to the streets over the past two weeks to protest against unemployment, poverty and corruption. More
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Features & Commentary

Crimea Dispute Tests Serbian Government's Middle Course

Serbia has traditionally been Russia's staunchest ally in the Balkans, but in recent years Belgrade has pursued a European-integration policy. RFE/RL takes a look at how tensions between Moscow and Brussels are playing out in the Balkans as Serbia gets ready to install a new government.

Is Serbia Headed For 'Orbanization?'

Serbia's parliamentary elections have concentrated great power in the hands of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and its leader, Aleksandar Vucic.

Kosovo-Crimea Parallel Is 'Completely False'

Former U.S. diplomat Louis Sell, author of the book "Slobodan Milosevic and The Destruction of Yugoslavia,” spoke with RFE/RL about Kosovo's recent history and whether the Kremlin's parallels with the situation in Crimea hold true.

What's The Difference Between Putin And Milosevic? About 22 Years

As I watch the news and images from Crimea, I can’t help but feel a sense of deja vu. It's as if am reliving the 1992 break-up of Yugoslavia and the beginning of the Bosnian war.

The Balkans Watch Ukraine, But See Themselves

By now, much of the world is watching the spiraling crisis in Ukraine, from its bloody street protests to Russia's takeover of Crimea to "protect" its ethnic Russians. But nowhere do the events have greater resonance than in the Balkans, where a similar cauldron of history, ethnicity, and the breakup of a once-great nation led to the devastating wars of the 1990s.
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