Opinions


March 21, 2019

Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison – but in the Balkans, his vile legacy lives on through politicians who deny genocide and refuse to accept the truth about the crimes for which he was convicted.

March 21, 2019

Any deal between Kosovo and Serbia to normalise relations must include an extradition treaty and bilateral justice agreements so war crimes suspects cannot evade justice – but why is the EU avoiding this?

March 19, 2019

Coverage of the New Zealand mosque massacre that focused on the Balkan nationalist symbols used by the gunman exposed a deep lack of understanding of internet culture and the far-right online communities that inspired him.

March 18, 2019

Children are dying unnecessarily of cancer in Romania because hospitals are desperately short of vital medications – largely because of the government’s own policies.

March 15, 2019

If it is proven that Croatian intelligence hatched a plot to plant weapons in Bosnian mosques, Croatia is guilty of inciting terrorism in another country.

March 13, 2019

As the US and the EU foreign policy chief up their pressure on Kosovo to change its borders with Serbia, Germany must stand up for the principle that redrawing borders on ethnic lines is wrong.

March 11, 2019

The Giulesti stadium had almost fallen to pieces before the bulldozers showed up – but many Romanians will still mourn its disappearance.

March 8, 2019

Facing up to the truth of what happened in Istria – both before World War II as well as after – is a challenge for all sides.

March 7, 2019

Albania’s extraordinary vetting process is decimating the ranks of local judges and prosecutors – and some of the very strange decisions being made are testing public confidence.

March 6, 2019

Improved investigative and forensic techniques mean it is still possible to find and identify the remaining 12,000 people who disappeared during the Balkan wars – but cooperation between governments is essential so families can finally know the fate of their missing loved ones.