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Bosnian Serb Leader Repeats Demand for Secession Referendum

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has repeated demands for a referendum on the status of the Serb-led entity in Bosnia, Republika Srpska, after meeting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.

Democracy Digest: Gloom, Doom and Silver Linings

Four out of the five categories that make up the average score deteriorated. Civil liberties: down. Political culture: down. Functioning of government: down. Electoral processes and pluralism: you guessed it.

The only category that registered an uptick was "political participation", reflecting "a rising tide of popular protest" that "shook regimes run by despots and democrats alike".

Migrant Convoy in Serbia Turned Back at Hungarian Border

Several hundred migrants and refugees who tried to cross the border from Serbia to Hungary on Thursday night have been turned back by Hungarian police and moved to camps in Serbia.

The group arrived at the Kelebia-Tompa border crossing and spent the night protesting and attempting in vain to enter Hungary. Most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Morocco and Palestine.

Kosovo Charges Serb Ex-Policeman with War Crimes

Kosovo's Special Prosecution filed an indictment on Thursday accusing Goran Stanisic of committing war crimes against Kosovo Albanian civilians while he was a Serbian reservist policeman in 1999.

Serbia Orders Activists to Leave After Confronting ‘Chetniks’

Serbia has ordered three volunteers from a humanitarian NGO called No Name Kitchen, NNK, to leave the country after an altercation at an abandoned factory in Sid, where they confronted members of a nationalist association called Sokoli (The Falcons).

Roma Face Brunt of Western Balkans Demographic Crisis

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

PM Orban: Serb minority - a model of inter-ethnic living and social cohesion in Romania

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Monday sent a message on the Sveti Sava Day saying that the Serb minority is "a model of inter-ethnic relations and social cohesion in Romania, to which it contributes alongside the other ethnic minorities and the majority population." "This is a special day for the ethnic Serbs.

A question for Trivan: When will the law on climate change be presented ?

League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) has called on Minister of Environment Goran Trivan to announce when the Bill on Climate Change will be presented to the Serbian Parliament.
LSV in a statement reminds the minister that he personally announced the adoption of the law by the end of 2018, then by half, and then by the end of 2019.

An emergency meeting called due to air pollution in Serbia

According to Belgrade media, the meeting will be held at 3 pm, with the Ministers of Environment, Health and Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Republic Hydro-meteorological Institute, representatives of the City of Belgrade, Ministry of Internal Affairs, etc.

Human Rights Progress Faltering in South and Central Europe: HRW

The latest report from Human Rights Watch, published on Tuesday evening, says that discrimination and violence against minorities, domestic violence, pressure on media and problems with dealing with the wartime past continued to be major issues for Balkan states and Central Europe last year.

"Some still believe that Montenegro belongs to Serbia"

"It is part of the rule of law and the system of registration of real estate and potential state property, especially given the fact that Montenegro has gone through so much, if I may say , the change of states since independence before the First World War", senior associate at the Center for European Policy Analysis Janusz Bugajski told "Voice of America", commenting on Serbia's reactions to t