Also by Nevena Bogdanovic
August 06, 2023
Russian Anti-War Activist In Serbia Says Kremlin Is Targeting His Safe Haven
Russian anti-war activist Vladimir Volokhonsky fled to Serbia after he faced arrest at home, but now fears deportation back to Russia. Opponents of Moscow's war on Ukraine say Serbia is increasingly working in concert with the Kremlin to target them.
May 14, 2023
Serbian President Urges People To Disarm After Deadly Shootings
Serbian police have displayed guns collected in a nationwide disarmament campaign. President Aleksandar Vucic came on May 14 to a depot in the city of Smederevo where the police showed some of the firearms, explosives, and ammunition seized or voluntarily turned in by people.
December 25, 2022
Russian Expats In Serbia Protest Ukraine War
Hundreds marched in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on December 24 to mark 10 months since Russia invaded Ukraine. The event was organized by the Russian Democratic Society, established by Russian expatriates in Serbia who stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his attack on Ukraine.
September 25, 2022
Serbia's Conservatives Seek Textbook Ban Over 'LGBT Ideology'
Education authorities are scrutinizing textbooks after right-wingers teamed up with the powerful Orthodox Church to challenge a recently introduced syllabus and textbooks that they claim are overly indulgent on gender issues.
July 29, 2022
Belgrade Doles Out Deals To Firms Despite U.S. Sanctions For Alleged Crime Ties
Serb nationals continue to win construction contracts in Serbia and Serb-controlled areas of Kosovo despite being blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury Department in December for organized crime ties, an investigation by RFE/RL’s Balkan Service has found.
December 01, 2021
'Like Someone Cutting Off Your Arms And Legs': Rio Tinto's Lithium Mine Sparks Anger In Serbia
A multibillion-dollar mining venture becomes a symbol of public resistance, as Serbia's ruling party pushes through laws that would make it easier to override public opposition to such projects.
November 10, 2021
Graffiti War: Battle In The Streets Over Ratko Mladic Mural
A spray-painted image of wartime Bosnian Serb leader and convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic has been put under police guard after ultranationalists objected to efforts to erase the divisive image from a wall in Serbia's capital.
March 13, 2021
Drug Wars, Wiretaps, And Hooligans: Serbia's Gangland Roundup Tests The System
President Aleksandar Vucic has pledged to take down a notorious criminal group with ties to hooligan fans of Belgrade's storied Partizan soccer team. But a month after a police sweep, troubling signs have emerged.
April 02, 2020
Ex-Envoy Bildt Questions Serbia, Hungary's Use Of 'China Card' Amid COVID-19 Crisis
One of Europe's most influential former diplomats has taken aim at perceptions that Europe has done little to help the Balkans as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and puts China's contributions in perspective.