Judging by the mixed reactions to the life sentence the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has handed Ratko Mladić, the former Bosnian Serb Army commander, reconciliation in the region after the wars of the 1990s is still far away.
Serbia's Aleksandar Vučić, who was sworn in as the country's president yesterday (31 May), wants to open a debate over the future of Kosovo, the breakaway province whose independence Belgrade has refused to recognise.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has made it perfectly clear that its future lies in the European Union, despite the bumps in the road posed by corruption, nationalism and the scars of history. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The families of three Bosnian Muslims who were killed after leaving UN protection in 1995 have asked the European Court of Human Rights to prosecute three ex-UN commanders for their deaths, their lawyer said Sunday (25 October).
Serbia and its former province of Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of enmity on Tuesday (25 August), signing energy and telecoms agreements, bringing Belgrade closer to joining the European Union.
Rumours circulated that Germany was issuing work permits, and this created confusion, Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaçi told EURACTIV Germany, referring to the recent exodus of 30,000 Kosovars to EU countries.
As widely expected, the International Court of Justice Tuesday (3 February) rejected the genocide lawsuits Croatia and Serbia launched against one another. Observers turned their attention to the vast sums of money wasted in hopeless proceedings. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina's future were in the lead in an election for the three-person presidency yesterday (12 October), likely portending more dysfunction in a country still haunted by the divisions of a 1992-95 war.
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