About: former Yugoslavia

Enlargement 08-05-2019

In North Macedonia, Pope urges Balkans to embrace diversity

Pope Francis urged the Balkans to embrace its patchwork of faiths and ethnicities during his visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday (7 May), where he delivered prayers and speeches that kept returning to the legacy of an illustrious Skopje native: Mother Teresa.
Defence policy 24-01-2018

Peace expert: EU’s soft power is most effecive when it is least used

Despite winning the Nobel Peace Prize five years ago, the EU is no longer "a great actor of peace". It should not rush into creating its own army unless the US decides to pull back its troops, Dan Smith told EURACTIV.com in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Enlargement 24-11-2017

The ICTY wraps up work, reconciliation nowhere in sight 

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.

EU urges Croatia to ‘implement’ Piran Bay ruling

The European Commission on Tuesday (4 July) asked Slovenia and Croatia to "implement" a ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to international waters off the Croatian coast, a decision rejected by Zagreb.
Global Europe 07-03-2017

EU ministers: Balkans becoming ‘chessboard’ for big powers

The EU warned yesterday (6 March) that the Western Balkans risk becoming a "chessboard" in a game between major powers, as Britain accused Russia of meddling in the region.
Enlargement 07-11-2016

Montenegro says it foiled Russian-backed plan to kill PM Djukanovic

A special prosecutor investigating an alleged plot to sway last month's election in Montenegro said on 6 November a group of "Russian nationalists" had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanović in order to get an opposition party into power.
Enlargement 15-09-2016

Serbian PM dreams of Balkan trade bloc

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said Wednesday (14 September) he feared for the stability of the Western Balkans, calling for a regional trade bloc as a way to overcome a painful past.
Elections 29-04-2016

Pro-Nazi nostalgia flourishes under new Croatia government

"Nostalgia" for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.
Enlargement 12-04-2016

Tensions grow over Serbian accession talks

Croatia’s refusal to agree to the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations has heightened tensions between the two countries, which, over the past six months, have grown significantly cooler. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 04-02-2015

Serbia and Croatia digest genocide ruling

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.
Energy 08-07-2013

Hedegaard urges development banks to divest from fossil fuels

Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has called for development banks with a combined annual lending pot of €130 billion to end support for fossil fuels in their energy lending policy reviews.
Energy 05-04-2013

NIS CEO: Gazprom is our main shareholder, but we support Serbia’s EU bid

  Gazprom Neft holds a 56% stake in NIS, the largest energy company in Serbia, but the company vows to do business “outside politics” and support the country’s EU integration, Kirill Kravchenko, CEO of NIS, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.  

Montenegro opens accession talks

EU foreign affairs ministers decided yesterday (26 June) to open accession negotiations with Montenegro on Friday, coinciding with the Union's leadership summit.
Enlargement 12-06-2012

Neighbours boycott Serbian presidential inauguration

Serbian President Tomislav Nikoli? was inaugurated yesterday (11 June) at a ceremony in Belgrade marked by the absence of heads of state from neighbouring countries, following comments by Nikoli? who denied that the 1995 Srebrenica massacre amounted to  "genocide". EURACTIV Serbia contributed to this article.

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