Representatives of Croatia’s Serb and Jewish communities rejected an invitation from Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to hold a joint commemoration of victims of the World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac in April.
The EU’s foreign affairs spokesperson expressed regret after a meeting of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office, intended to bring Balkan youth together, fell victim to the continuing dispute between Serbia and Kosovo.
Romanian police raided several companies in a new investigation into firms selling fake or diluted disinfectants to hospitals, after incidents in which patients died because they became infected with bacteria during treatment.
Five months after general elections, the leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s main Bosniak, Croat and Serb parties said they have agreed on principles for establishing a Council of Ministers, the country’s de facto state-level government.
Ahead of the former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic’s war crimes verdict this week, BIRN has compiled all its reports on the landmark case into a free, downloadable e-book.
The lawyer for one of the defendants in the trial of Serb fighters accused of killing 70 Croatian civilians in the village of Lovas in 1991 clashed with the judge when she suggested that the court violated her client’s right to choose his attorney.
Ranko Babic, Bratislav Bilbija and Djuro Adamovic went on trial in Sarajevo, accused of the torture, abuse and murder of Bosniak civilians in the village of Ljeskare near Prijedor in August 1992.
Croatian Serbs and rights campaigners visited the former World War II camps at Stara Gradiska and Jasenovac to honour to Partisan resistance fighter Nada Dimic, who was executed by the Ustasa at the age of 19.
Moldovan consumers will likely have to pay more for their gas next year, after Russia’s energy giant raised the price of the gas it delivers to the country by a quarter this year.
Several thousand Serbian citizens protested in front of the Presidency on Sunday while President Aleksandar Vucic held a press conference inside to address the storming of the national broadcaster, RTS.