About: Yugoslavia

Europe's East 28-02-2022

If Kyiv falls, expect ‘domino effect’ in Europe’s neighbourhood, Janša warns

The West must stop Russia's President Vladimir Putin now, because if Kyiv falls, we will have consequences for Europe's whole East, Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Janša told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Politics 10-07-2020

We must not forget the legacy of Srebrenica

This week we mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide carried out against the Bosnian people during the break-up of Yugoslavia. On 11 July, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic and Serbian paramilitary units systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys: each one a mother’s son, a father, husband or loved one, to those left behind. It must not be forgotten, writes Anna Fotyga.
Global Europe 04-05-2020

Forty years on, Tito’s legacy still a hot topic

A benevolent unifier or power-hungry dictator? On the 40th anniversary of his death, the legacy of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito remains a subject of debate in the Balkan lands once united by his grip.
EU Elections 2019 12-02-2019

Slovenia accuses Tajani, Salvini of World War II revisionism

Slovenia accused European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of historical revisionism Monday (11 February) over statements they made at a ceremony commemorating Italian victims of World War II massacres.
Global Europe 14-06-2018

Serbia launches probe into 1999 NATO bombing

Almost two decades after the NATO bombing of Serbia, local authorities there have launched an investigation to determine whether depleted uranium bombs were used, which could explain in surge in autoimmune diseases. EURACTIV.rs reports.
Enlargement 25-05-2017

‘Yugo-stalgic’ Balkans long for socialist past

The breakup of Yugoslavia brought more harm than good, according to a new survey. ‘Yugo-stalgia’ and dissatisfaction caused by low employment and political instability mean many yearn for the days of socialism.
Future EU 18-10-2016

Catalan leader insists EU will recognise independent Catalonia

President of the Catalan Generalitat Carles Puigdemont told a Paris conference that the EU would recognise an independent Catalonia, citing the example of Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as Scotland and its dissatisfaction with Brexit. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Future EU 15-09-2016

What future for Europe?

One of the European Union’s main problems is that we are not sure what it actually is. Žiga Turk asks, is it a free trade area, a giant NGO based in Brussels to do good for Europe and the World, or perhaps a country in the making?
Enlargement 25-07-2012

Ghost of Yugoslav bank haunts Croatia’s EU path

Slovenia threatened to block Croatia's path to EU accession, citing a long-standing unresolved dispute over money owed by a Slovenian bank to Croatian depositors dating back to before the 1991 breakup of Yugoslavia.
Enlargement 06-09-2011

Serbia hosts summit to regain Tito-era grandeur

Serbia is holding a two-day summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, the organisation in which Tito's Yugoslavia played a pivotal role during the Cold War. Beta, EURACTIV's partner agency in Serbia, contributed to this article.
Elections 30-08-2011

‘Leftist’ Slovenia: Economic decline and politicisation of the judiciary

Slovenia under the Social Democrats – who have been in power since 2008 – has declined economically, faces a partial return to Communist-era values and personnel, and has a more politicised justice system than even Ukraine, argues the centre-right Democratic Party of Slovenia.
Energy 12-11-2010

MEP: Serbs think they’re top dogs in Balkans

Many Serbs feel they are superior in South Eastern Europe and feel offended that Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union first, Hungarian centre-right MEP György Schöpflin (European People's Party), shadow rapporteur on Serbia, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Enlargement 26-10-2010

Serbia rushes to launch accession talks

The EU moved closer to starting accession talks with Serbia yesterday (25 October) after overcoming long-standing opposition from the Dutch government. Belgrade said a "new era" in its history had begun. BETA, EURACTIV's partner in Serbia, contributed to this article.
Languages & Culture 16-06-2010

Macedonia to add ‘Vardar’ to its name

According to reports, Macedonia is close to finding a formula to defuse its long-standing name dispute with Greece, which has prevented the former Yugoslav republic from starting EU accession talks and has kept it outside the NATO alliance.
Transport 14-12-2009

Belgrade-Sarajevo train rolls again, after 18 years

The Belgrade-Sarajevo train returned to the rails yesterday (13 December), nearly 18 years after fratricide wars prevented the line from linking the Balkan cities.
Enlargement 11-12-2009

Wartime files found by Croatian police

A police operation aimed at locating documentation needed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was a success, the Croatian Police Directorate announced yesterday (10 December). If confirmed, the findings may greatly help Croatia's EU accession bid, experts said.
Enlargement 30-07-2008

Karadzic extradited after Belgrade clashes

War criminal Radovan Karadzic was extradited early today (30 July) to the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, following violent clashes between Belgrade police and hard-line nationalists only hours before.
Central Europe 06-09-2005

Del Ponte points to tough EU “dilemma” in Western Balkans

The UN prosecutor said the EU faced the difficult choice of integrating the Western Balkans without war crime suspects jailed or waiting decades for true peace to be established.
Enlargement 21-10-2002

Montenegrins choose pro-independence government

Based on the initial results of the parliamentary elections held on 20 October, the people of Montenegro have elected a pro-independence government.
Enlargement 28-06-2002

EU and candidate countries start negotiations on agriculture

The Spanish Presidency fulfilled the enlargement road map by opening negotiations on agriculture on 28 June.
Enlargement 05-04-2002

Commission publishes report on Western Balkan Stabilisation and Association Process

The first Commission report on the Western Balkan Stabilisation and Association process (SAp) gives an assessment on the progress of each country, and of the process as a whole.
Enlargement 15-03-2002

Serbia and Montenegro agree to stay together

Yugoslav leaders agreed on a historic deal on 14 March, creating a new structure and renaming the federation into Serbia and Montenegro.
Central Europe 08-03-2002

Belgrade’s lagging reform: cause for international concern

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS For more than a decade Serbia was the driving force behind much of the instability in the Balkans. Following the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic on 5 October 2000, it was hoped that Serbia would promptly reform...
Enlargement 25-02-2002

Solana calls for unity of Yugoslavia to ensure its place in the EU

The EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, has called on the Montenegrin President, Milo Djukanovic, to preserve the union of Serbia and Montenegro.