About: Yugoslavia

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.
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.
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.
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.
Enlargement 09-01-2002

New assistance framework for Yugoslavia adopted

The European Commission has adopted a five-year strategic framework for its financial assistance to Yugoslavia. Under the new strategy, Yugoslavia will receive 960 million euro in EU aid over the first three years (2002-2004).
Enlargement 18-12-2001

EU tries to prevent further fragmentation of Yugoslavia

The EU's high representative for foreign policy, Javier Solana, held talks with Yugoslav officials on 17 December in an attempt to prevent a final break-up of the federation. Serbia's smaller partner in the federation, Montenegro, wants to break away from Yugoslavia despite the opposition of half of its population.

EU satisfied with moderates’ victory in Kosovo election

Kosovars abandoned the militants and voted for the moderate leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova in Saturday's elections for a new Kosovo provincial assembly. Mr Rugova called for the formal recognition of the independence of the mainly Albanian-populated Kosovo from Serbia.
Enlargement 08-11-2001

EU and Yugoslavia continue talks on stabilisation and association process

The EU-Yugoslavia Consultative Task Force met for the second time on 6 November in Belgrade to discuss Yugoslavia's preparations to participate in the EU Stabilisation and Association process for the Balkans. The EU and Yugoslavia opened talks on 23 July 2001 that may lead to Yugoslavia's conclusion of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement and give the country the prospect of EU membership.
Central Europe 18-09-2001

European Economic Area 2 in the Balkans?

A two-day European Parliament conference in Brussels is dealing with the stabilisation and reconstruction of the Balkan countries. Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has proposed the creation of a "European Economic Area 2" to the five Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Yugoslavia.
Enlargement 26-07-2001

Yugoslav Parliament to approve Pesic government

Dragisa Pesic, the new Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, presented his cabinet to the parliament in Belgrade on 24 July. In his inaugural speech, Mr Pesic insisted on the necessity of preserving the existence of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) despite separatist threats. The new government intends to set up a platform on the redefinition of relations between Serbia and Montenegro within the FRY.