Features


March 22, 2019

Twenty years after the start of NATO’s air strikes to force Slobodan Milosevic’s troops to withdraw from Kosovo, reporters who covered the bombing campaign recall the 78 days of violence, terror and destruction that changed the course of Yugoslavia’s history.

March 19, 2019

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik claims the final verdict in Radovan Karadzic’s trial will be unfair, while Bosniak war victims’ groups want a tougher sentence – suggesting that the ruling will only perpetuate ethnic divides in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

March 19, 2019

As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches, witnesses who testified against the former Bosnian Serb political leader recall how they felt when they spoke about his alleged crimes to his face in the courtroom.

March 15, 2019

As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches next week, many of the 12 years he spent evading arrest remain shrouded in secrets that the Serbian and Bosnian authorities seem reluctant to probe, and people who helped him remain unprosecuted.

March 14, 2019

Avowedly free-market and individualist ideologies struggle to make headway in communitarian Serbia – but a couple of upfront libertarians are determined to find a space for their ideas in the country.

March 14, 2019

Kosovo’s legal framework enshrines the equal rights of women, but discrimination remains rife when it comes to property and inheritance.

March 11, 2019

Twenty-seven years since the siege of Sarajevo began, a handful of commanders have been tried, but Bosnian prosecutors have not yet filed any indictments against direct perpetrators of sniping and shelling attacks on civilians.

March 8, 2019

Prominent psychologists in Serbia have come out in support of weeks of anti-government protests as a challenge to the “apathy and hopelessness” that pervades Serbian society.

March 7, 2019

The Balkans is bursting with new start-ups, ranging from complex apps to simple craft breweries – and showing that even high-school girls can start a business in the region from scratch.

March 7, 2019

Ahead of a ruling by the UN torture committee, the brother of the Kurdish activist deported to Turkey in 2017 says Belgrade should be punished for what he calls its ‘illegal’ act.