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Moldova-Turkey Trade Ties Grow Since Renditions

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 12:30
Moldova and Turkey have signed a new agreement designed to boost trade – which has increased since Moldova in September deported seven Turkish teachers wanted by Ankara.
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Bosnian Serb War Crimes Defendant Found Dead

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 12:12
Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Mico Prastalo, who was standing for war crimes in the Kljuc area, was found dead in his car in what officials said was a suspected suicide.
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Russian Failure Follows Serbian Win at Interpol Assembly

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 12:01
As Serbia hails victory over Kosovo at Interpol’s Dubai assembly, the Kremlin has been left mulling an embarrassing setback.
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Jasenovac Camp Book Challenges Right-Wing Revisionism

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 11:30
Historian Ivo Goldstein launched a new study of Croatia’s Jasenovac concentration camp, challenging attempts to downplay the crimes committed there by the fascist Ustasa during World War II.
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Serbia Remains Out of Line With Israel at UN

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 06:29
Serbia’s recent UN voting pattern confirms that its good bilateral relations with Israel have not resolved all their foreign policy differences.
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Slovakia’s Lajcak: Serbia-Kosovo Land Swap ‘Anti-Democratic’

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 06:28
Veteran Balkan envoy Miroslav Lajcak warns any possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo along ethnic lines would have broad ramifications for the region.
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Bosnians Stage Fresh Protests Over Youngsters' Deaths

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 20:43
Thousands of Bosnians gathered on Wednesday in Sarajevo and Banja Luka for new protest rallies over the unexplained deaths of two youngsters, David Dragicevic and Dzenan Memic.
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Bosnia Reopens Investigation into Yugoslav Troops’ Killings

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 16:27
The state prosecution ordered the reopening of an investigation into five suspects accused of involvement in the May 1992 attack on a Yugoslav People’s Army convoy that was withdrawing from Sarajevo.
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Kosovo Serb Leader Expands Businesses in Serbia

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 16:14
Milan Radoicic, widely seen as the real power holder in northern Kosovo, is expanding his business operations through a partnership with another controversial Kosovo Serb figure, Zvonko Veselinovic.
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Kosovo to Hike Taxes on Serbian, Bosnian Goods

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:34
Kosovo Prime Minister says taxes on imports from Serbia and Bosnia will rise from 10 to 100 per cent immediately – a day after Serbia hailed the failure of its bid to join Interpol.
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Bosnian Prosecution Urges Conviction of Naser Oric

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 16:51
In closing arguments at the retrial of the Bosnian Army’s former commander in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, the prosecution said that he should be punished for committing crimes against prisoners of war.
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Serbians in Favour of Belgrade-Pristina Talks: Survey

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 16:32
A new survey suggests that the majority of Serbian citizens are in favour of the EU-mediated talks between Belgrade and Pristina to normalise relations.
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Zagreb Cuts Bosnian Croat War Criminal’s Sentence

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 16:04
A Zagreb court reduced former Croatian Defence Council officer Marko Radic’s sentence for crimes against humanity because the Croatian legal system does not recognise the concept of a ‘joint criminal enterprise’.
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Macedonia Govt Submits Constitutional Changes for ‘Name’ Deal

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 14:56
The Macedonia government submitted to parliament four draft constitutional amendments whose adoption is needed so the country can implement its historic 'name' agreement with Greece.
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Albanians in Serbia 'Fined for Flying National Flag'

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 14:40
Flying the Albanian flag for official purposes in Serbia can incur fines ranging from 500 to 800 euros, candidates for the leadership of the Albanian National Council told BIRN.
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Slobodan Praljak Court Suicide: Source of Poison Not Found

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 13:30
A Dutch investigation into former Bosnian Croat military official Slobodan Praljak’s suicide at the UN war crimes tribunal in 2017 failed to establish how he obtained the poison that he took in the courtroom.
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Environmentalists Challenge Permit for Romanian Coal Plant

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 12:14
Activists have threatened to sue Romania for not properly assessing the environmental impact when indefinitely extending a permit for one of the country's largest polluters, the coal-fired Rovinari Power Plant. 
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Serbian Activists Protest Against Glorification of War Criminals

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 09:33
Activists staged a protest in Belgrade over the conviction of eight Youth Initiative for Human Rights members who disrupted a speech by convicted Serbian war criminal Veselin Sljivancanin in 2017.
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My Grandfather’s Holocaust Survival Defined Him, and Me

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 08:39
Slavko Šajber survived the Holocaust in Croatia thanks to a miraculous combination of bravery, altruism and good fortune. It was an experience that formed him and his grandson - me.
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Serbia’s Albanians Vote Amid Pessimism and Apathy

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 08:37
Elections for seats on the Albanian National Council, which represents the ethnic community’s educational and cultural interests in Serbia, have inspired little hope or optimism in impoverished areas of the country’s south.
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