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Denying genocide and celebrating war criminals may only be stopped by the adoption of a law that sanctions the actions

Analysis

There are countless examples that genocide denial as well as celebration and affirmation of war criminals are basis for the disturbance of security and spreading the Great Serbia and Great Croatia projects in BiH, and the recent activities of the RS authorities to arm auxiliary police forces, announcing that Russian volunteers will participate in them (and also get citizenship and documents of the RS) are more than alarming proof of sabre-rattling in the Balkans, followed by loud war threats.

By Dženana Karup-Druško

Stories that reveal pain - #ISpeakUp movement in North Macedonia

Report

Sexual Harassment of women and girls is a form of violence against women and girls broadly spread, and in some cultures hard to recognize and define as a form of violence rather than a cultural norm. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

By Irena Cvetkovikj

State Capture: The case of the Tirana National Stadium

Report

State capture by private interests is not a new phenomenon in Albania, but never in its short history as a semi-democratic country have public money, assets and space been given away in such a blunt way, with nothing in it for the citizens. This will be the first of a three-part series of articles to help the reader understand exactly what happened and how.

By Rezarta Caushaj

A dangerous game with borders

Analiza

In order to fully understand the current and explosive situation with the newest phase in the relations between Serbia, Kosovo, and the role of the international community in all of that – primarily the USA and the EU – but likewise the consequences on the state of the region, and especially regarding the border situation, one needs to also consider the development to date of that whole “case." 

By Zlatko Dizdarević

We will not associate leadership with macho politics

Interview

After the elections last October, the nationalist parties are still primarily shaping the political discourse. But there is hope: the nationalist narratives that have led Bosnia into war and keep actively blocking the development of the country are being countered by a new generation of female politicians

An attempt to revitalize national history

The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a contemporary witness of the social and political situation of the country. Since the end of the war, there has been no political interest in this cultural institution, not least because the museum stands for a common history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nevertheless, in recent years the Historical Museum has grown into a unique cultural institution.

Karađorđevo and the territorial-ethnic division of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Analysis

It has been difficult up until today to convey in the Croatian public that Croats and Serbs were at war in Croatia, and at the same time supposedly collaborated in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The legitimation of the “Homeland War“ was endangered. Thus, it is no wonder that nationalist ideologists in Croatia strictly reject agreements between Tuđman and Serbia. But, the atmosphere of that time in Croatia and Serbia is documented in the press.

By Erich Rathfelder

Bosnian-Herzegovinian incitements of the expansion of the ideology of fascism

Analysis

Fascism, if you will, was also the prerequisite to the Calvary that the biggest part of the joint state was forced to undergo during the 1990ies. Besides, let us remind ourselves of the so-called anti-bureaucratic revolution from the second half of the 1980ies, under whos umbrella all those were eliminated who did not agree to the politics of the Serbian leader from that time – especially in the area of Serbia and Montenegro.

By Prof. dr. Slavo Kukić

Post-election Bosnia and Herzegovina: Power to the citizens!

Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the firm grip of corrupt nationalist forces that target the country's reform processes in order to stay in power. However, the recent elections have shown the following: there are many BiH citizens who want more civil rights.

By Marion Kraske

Croatian politics in BiH

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Josipović spoke in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo; he expressed his respect towards the sovereignty and integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina; he admitted mistakes of wrong Croatian policy in the war and post war period, and he stressed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is Croatia's most important neighbour. This speech sparked a storm of reactions in the Croatian political scene. The then HDZ government of Jadranka Kosor expressed dissatisfaction. Right wing parties organised different gatherings in order to condemn Josipović's statement made in Sarajevo. There were also calls to launch a procedure for impeachment of the president, but in that period, the HDZ did not have enough power in the Croatian Parliament.

By Ivo Goldstein

Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of the elections: Hatred and warmongering instead of political vision

Analiza

Today elections are being held in Bosnia and Herzegovina: before getting out to vote, the nationalists' radical noises have brought the atmosphere to boiling point. There are threats of secession. Republika Srpska’s government desires a Greater Serbia, Croat leaders are pushing for their own entity – the wartime goals of the 90s are coming back to life. In an extremely jingoistic atmosphere, critical or alternative forces are threatened or even murdered.                            

By Marion Kraske

Perspectives Südosteuropa #6: Narrative auf dem Balkan. In der Kampfzone

Publication

In den Ländern des Westlichen Balkans dominieren mehr als 20 Jahre nach den Kriegen patriarchalische, homophobe und exklusive Tendenzen, die ein Klima der Intoleranz, der Ausgrenzung, der radikalen Abschaffung von Werten prägen. Die Folge sind rigide Abwehrmechanismen gegen aufklärerische und weltliche Ansätze. Auf diese Weise wird die südöstliche Peripherie Europas dauerhaft in Krisenstimmung gehalten – nicht zuletzt angesichts einer schwach aufgestellten EU. Zum Herunterladen der PDF-Version klicken Sie bitte hier

 

Thousands of refugees in difficult conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than 8,000 people have crossed the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina since the beginning of the year, the number is increasing each day. Only a few hundred of those who are registered are decent accommodations, others live on the streets, in provisional camps. Those happier among them found accommodation with the local population or in hostels and hotels.

By Nidžara Ahmetašević

Is this the end of the name dispute?

Notes on a dispute

How to interpret one of the most political and diplomatic problems in Europe, and probably in the world - a name dispute between Macedonia and Greece?

By Dr. Petar Todorov

Neuspjeh inicijative EU za Bosnu i Hercegovinu

Analiza

Po svemu sudeći će se EU nakon općih izbora u oktobru 2018. godine morati suočiti sa najvećom ustavnom krizom u zemlji od kraja rata i neuspjehom svoje inicijative u BiH.

By Bodo Weber

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