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"Yugo-nostalgia" widespread in Serbia and BiH

"Many in the Balkans" think that the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has brought more harm than benefit, according to a new survey.

The Gallup poll, based on face-to-face interviews with at least 1,000 respondent from across the region, found that "Yugo-nostalgia" was still widespread, particularly in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Janissaries – An Elite Ottoman Army Unit who became Public Enemy No.1

The walls of Vienna trembled on 27th of September, 1529, as strange music echoed close by. The sound of hundreds of drums stopped the heartbeats of the Austrian defenders. Also, the loud horn-like noise of the zurna pierced their souls, bringing fear of the unknown; of a distant menace coming from afar – The Janissaries.

"Yugo-nostalgia" is widespread in Serbia and Bosnia - survey

"Many in the Balkans" think that the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has brought more harm than benefit, according to a new survey.

The Gallup poll, based on face-to-face interviews with at least 1,000 respondent from across the region, found that "Yugo-nostalgia" was still widespread, particularly in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Jackovich:Border changes a thing of past, cooperation needed

BELGRADE - Statements by politicians from the region about border changes means looking to the past - borders should remain the way they are and we should turn to the future, former US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Victor Jackovich said Monday.

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia's power company, HEP, has written to Bosnia's tripartite presidency, state government, foreign ministry and attorney general, demanding resolution of its pre-war investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia, either through amicable settlement or by international arbitration.

Montenegro readies to join NATO alliance

Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic did not mince his words when Russia last month announced a ban on imports from the Balkan country's biggest winemaker.

"It is clear that the decision is in the context of [Montenegro's] NATO membership," he said, pointing out that Russian citizens had "lost an opportunity to consume the best wines."

US Deports Serb Wanted Over Srebrenica Killings

The US on Monday deported Srdjan Bilic to Serbia, where he is wanted in connection with war crimes committed in 1995 in Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.

Bosnian Courts Urged to Disperse War Crime Trials

The problem of war crimes prosecution is one of the biggest issues facing the courts in Bosnia, and more cases must be transferred from the state court to lower courts, a Sarajevo conference heard.

Turkey's TİKA changes strategy in favor of development projects

Memories are fresh of the Second World War in multi-ethnic Bosnia where Turkey's cooperation agency takes sides with fellow Bosniacs and makes remarkable projects for development of the country, including preservation of massive heritage of Ottoman Empire in the region. 

Dodik: Secession not on agenda, Putin doesn't want it

Photo: Z.Zestic / Tanjug

Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik says that Russian President Vladimir Putin "did not ask him to secede from Bosnia-Herzegovina."

The secession of the Serb entity is "not on the agenda," Dodik added, but would not rule out the possibility of it happening one day.

Secession not on agenda, and Putin doesn't want it - Dodik

Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik says that Russian President Vladimir Putin "did not ask him to secede from Bosnia-Herzegovina."

The secession of the Serb entity is "not on the agenda," Dodik added, but would not rule out the possibility of it happening one day.

Balkans Leaders To Meet With EU's Mogherini

PHOTO: TANJUG/ ZORAN ZESTIC

The leaders of six Western Balkan countries are scheduled to meet with the European Union's top diplomat on May 24 to discuss ways to overcome rising tensions and further their bids to join the EU, EurActiv.com reports.

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