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UK’s Shrinking Role in Balkans Will Vanish Under Johnson

But he did not have to choose the two-day Balkan summit to resign, and his no-show at the meeting, some said, spoke volumes about his seeming indifference to a region in which Britain was once an influential player.

Serbia Wants Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla’s Extradition on War Crime Charges

The Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office told BIRN on Thursday that it suspects detained former Kosovo Liberation Army member Tomor Morina of involvement in war crimes against civilians in the Djakovica/Gjakova area of Kosovo from January to June 1999.

Morina was arrested in North Macedonia on Wednesday on a Serbian warrant.

UN Court Stops Hague Detainees Making Online Video Calls

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has decided to discontinue a pilot project that enabled the Hague war crimes court's detainees to make and receive video calls via the internet, saying there were security concerns.

Moscow Carnegie Center: Serbs ready to sign any deal on Kosovo

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's trip to the Hague, on the other hand, does not promise quick progress in resolving the Kosovo issue. Serbian leadership, having learned from past experience, has skeptically accepted the news and believes that his Hague departure is yet another trick performed by the West to force Belgrade to make fresh concessions, the Carnegie Moscow Center stated.

"Serbia is under pressure, while Pristina is praised. We are running out of patience"

Serbian Foreign Affairs Chief added that we can expect new arrivals of international officials to Serbia at the end of August, offering new initiatives concerning Kosovo issue. Dacic reiterated that USA avoid exerting pressure on Serbia as they are aware that the problem is not in Belgrade, but in Pristina.

Radio Free Europe on the 'Russian connection' in Kosovo recognition withdrawal

Those are the following countries: São Tom and Prncipe, Surinam, Guinea-Bissau, Burundi, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, Commonwealth Dominica, Grenada, Union of Comoros, the Solomon Islands, Madagascar and Palau for which the Ministry submitted to the Radio Free Europe (RFE) copies of diplomatic notes in which they inform the Ministry on their decision.

"There is no Bosniac language linguistically different from Serbian - Hate outburst"

Bosniac National Council considers that the attitude of the Committee for the standardization of Serbian language that there is no Bosniak language, linguistically different from Serbian, presents yet "another chauvinist outburst of hatred and hostility of the part of the academic community in Serbia towards Bosniaks, and Bosnian as their mother tongue".

Serbia Still Making Slow Progress on War Crimes: Report

A new report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre, published on Wednesday, said there has been no progress this year so far in the implementation of Serbia's national strategy for the prosecution of war crimes.

Kosovo Arrests 18 in Police Hunt for Illegal Arms

Kosovo Police launched a large-scale operation in the early hours of Wednesday to confiscate illegal arms, targeting numerous locations across the country and arresting a total of 18 people, the police confirmed.

Kosovo Remands Serb War Crimes Suspect in Custody

Pristina Basic Court on Monday remanded Goran Stanisic in custody for a month after he was detained at the Jarinje border crossing between Serbia and Kosovo on Saturday.

Bosnian Serb Schoolbooks to Teach Same War History as Serbia

Republika Srpska is ready to introduce new history textbooks for high school pupils which will include the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of an ongoing project to unify school curriculums with Serbia, the entity's education ministry told BIRN.

Kharchenko delivered credentials to Vucic addressing him in Serbian VIDEO/FOTO

Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko who is a Balkan expert, spoke to Vucic in the Serbian language and said that he was honored to be able to deliver letters of credit to the Serbian President.
He pointed out that he wants to work on further improvement of cooperation between Serbia and Russia, which is already at an extraordinary level.