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Clamour for justice - Yugoslav court leaves global legacy

20 Nov 2017

BELGRADE When a court on the Dutch North Sea coast issues its final verdict this week, it will signal the end of an experiment that has reverberated around the world, from the killing fields of Rwanda to the CIA's secret cells in Europe.

War criminal or role model? It's a thin line in Serbia

19 Oct 2017

LJUBLJANA/BELGRADE In 2009, Serbian general Vladimir Lazarevic was convicted by a U.N. court of war crimes over the forced deportation of more than 700,000 ethnic Albanians during the 1989-99 Kosovo war.

Catalans have no choice but to delay, says former adviser

11 Oct 2017

BELGRADE Catalonia's president has no choice but to suspend secession since it is unlikely anyone will recognize the Spanish region on the basis of a disputed referendum, a former British diplomat who has advised the Catalans and other secessionist movements said.

Interview: Catalans have no choice but to delay, says former adviser

11 Oct 2017

BELGRADE Catalonia's president has no choice but to suspend secession since it is unlikely anyone will recognise the Spanish region on the basis of a disputed referendum, a former British diplomat who has advised the Catalans and other secessionist movements said.

Catalans has no choice but to delay, says former adviser

11 Oct 2017

BELGRADE Catalonia's president has no choice but to suspend secession since it is unlikely anyone will recognise the Spanish region on the basis of a disputed referendum, a former British diplomat who has advised the Catalans and other secessionist movements said.

A dead dictator, his rusting boat and a fight for history

14 Sep 2017

RIJEKA, Croatia In a Croatian port sits a boat built to carry bananas from Africa to Italy, that laid mines for Nazi Germany and was sunk by Allied planes before it was salvaged as the personal yacht of a globe-trotting communist leader.

EU nudges Balkans towards economic integration

12 Jul 2017

TRIESTE, Italy Bosnia boycotted a transport pact and Kosovo frustrated a European Union attempt to forge a customs union in the Balkans on Wednesday, at a summit that once again brought promises of accession but no firm timetable.

Balkans can help EU 'feel attractive' after Brexit, Macedonia says

12 Jul 2017

TRIESTE, Italy Dented by Brexit, the European Union should seize on the hunger of Balkan nations for membership as an opportunity to "feel attractive", Macedonia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Albania judges its judges in pursuit of EU milestone

23 Jun 2017

TIRANA It took 16 years for Majlinda Andrea to rise to the bar of Albania's highest court, and 50,000 euros in a plastic bag to bring her down.

French, German elections to revive EU expansion, Albanian PM says

13 Jun 2017

TIRANA France's presidential vote and Germany's coming election will breathe new life into the project of European Union enlargement, Albania's prime minister said on Tuesday, predicting the bloc would start accession talks with Tirana by the end of 2017.

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