The EU’s re engagement with the Western Balkans – a strong message for Reconciliation

By: Erwan Fouéré The much anticipated EU strategy paper for the Western Balkans, published by the European Commission on 6th February will hopefully mark a new and dynamic phase in the EU’s relations with its nearest neighbourhood.Entitled “A credible enlargement perspective for an...
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BIRN: Bosnia Maps 150 Wartime Detention Sites

  A new web database shows 150 detention camps and sites used during the 1990s conflict, part of a project to map all the places where civilian and military prisoners were held in wartime. Denis Džidić, BIRN, Sarajevo The Association for Transitional Justice,...
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Sven Milekic for T-Portal – What Is So Controversial About RECOM?

Insider's view   What Is So Controversial About RECOM?   I was a bit younger, an activist interested in the events of the 1990s, when I heard of RECOM for the first time almost four years ago. I soon learned that the name was the acronym of the “Regional Commission,” and...
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BIRN: Regional Truth Commission One Step Closer To Establishment

        The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year. Sven Milekic  BIRN Zagreb After holding its seventh...
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The Coalition for RECOM calls on all the leaders of post-Yugoslav states to establish Regional Commission

We greet you on behalf of the Regional Coalition for the Establishment of RECOM – a regional...Read more

BalkanInsight: Balkan Leaders ‘Backsliding on Post-War Justice’

The process of ensuring justice for the crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars has stalled...Read more

Justice for atrocity and economic crimes: can the EU deliver?

With the partial exception of the Holocaust, European states have done little reckoning with...Read more

ICTY exposes the gap between individual criminal justice and the writing of history

  “Finally, good news from The Hague!” famously cried the then Serbian prime...Read more

Criminals are not Albanian heroes

Interview: Nataša Kandić   By Albatrit Matoshi, Zeri   When you spoke about...Read more

Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue ‘Only Among Politicians’

Political leaders from Kosovo and Serbia might be talking to each other in Brussels, but the...Read more

Balkan Politicians ‘Not Taking Reconciliation Seriously’

Constant self-victimisation is prolonging the divisions that fuelled the conflicts in the...Read more

Svilanović calls for the establishment of RECOM, and the Serbian Prime Minister gives his backing

During a conversation between the Albanian and Serbian Prime Ministers Edi Rama and Aleksandar...Read more

Kandić: The Special Court move is not aimed against Kosovo

  Interview for Koha Ditore: Nataša Kandić   The establishment of a...Read more

RFE ‘Bridge’: Vučić’s initiative equalizes the responsibility for the war

Dino Mustafić i Nataša Kandić Interviewed by Omer Karabeg   The latest instalment...Read more