Wednesday 10 August 2022
August 08, 2022
Who Is Daria Aslamova, The Russian Journalist Expelled From Kosovo?
Daria Aslamova, a Russian journalist working for the pro-Kremlin Komsomolskaya Pravda, has been arrested by Kosovar authorities and accused of working for Russian intelligence. The accusations come amid tensions on the border with Serbia, including a Kosovar police unit coming under fire.
August 07, 2022
Kosovo Accuses 'Illegal Serbian Groups' Of Attack On Border Patrol; Russian Journalist Detained
Kosovar Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla has alleged in response to an attack on a police unit that "illegal Serbian groups are making efforts to disrupt the work of the Kosovo authorities," and in a separate incident announced that a Russian journalist had been arrested on suspicion of spying.
August 03, 2022
Montenegro Government Signs Controversial Agreement With Serbian Orthodox Church
Montenegro's government has signed an agreement that regulates its relations with the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church despite criticism from the pro-European political forces, arguing that the deal would help heal deep internal divisions.
August 02, 2022
Migrants Called 'Bandits And Scum' Face Police Crackdowns And Raised Fences On Serbian-Hungarian Border
Migrants attempting to cross from northern Serbia into Hungary and the European Union are facing ever tougher challenges. Hungary is increasing the height of its border fence and Serbian police are ramping up operations while a Serbian far-right group patrols the border for illegal migrants.
August 01, 2022
Kosovo Pauses Issuing Documents To Serbs As Barricades Come Down
Kosovar authorities said early on August 1 that they had agreed to delay implementation of two regulations regarding automobile license plates and travel documents for visitors from Serbia after consultations with U.S. and European Union representatives.
July 29, 2022
Belgrade Doles Out Deals To Firms Despite U.S. Sanctions For Alleged Crime Ties
Serb nationals continue to win construction contracts in Serbia and Serb-controlled areas of Kosovo despite being blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury Department in December for organized crime ties, an investigation by RFE/RL’s Balkan Service has found.
July 25, 2022
Wedged Away In The Balkans, Would-Be Microstate 'Liberland' Keeps Up Its Fight For Recognition
The Czech libertarian behind the claim of a sovereign tax-free zone -- the Free Republic of Liberland -- keeps its seemingly modest lobbying effort alive in the United States, seeking recognition for the tiny territory tucked between Serbia and Croatia.
July 24, 2022
Painting Over Putin: Activists Attack War Symbols On Serbia's Streets
Anti-war activists are removing symbols of Russia's war on Ukraine that have appeared on city streets throughout Serbia since the early days of the invasion. The works include murals of Vladimir Putin and Russian paramilitary groups accused of war crimes.
July 21, 2022
Barred In EU, Could Russia's RT Find A Home In Serbia?
Russian international broadcaster RT has been banned in the EU for perceived Kremlin propaganda. Already resistant to joining European sanctions over Russia's war on Ukraine, EU candidate Serbia could open a side door for Moscow by giving RT a license to operate there.
July 17, 2022
Croatia, Serbia In Diplomatic Dispute After Vucic Barred From World War II Site
A diplomatic flare-up has ignited after the Croatian government blocked a private trip by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to lay flowers at the site of a World War II concentration camp where tens of thousands of Serbs and others were killed by pro-Nazi authorities in Croatia.
Ukrainian Forces Use Modified Soviet-Era Rocket Systems In Kharkiv Region2
German-Built Howitzers Pound Russian Targets In Ukraine3
Explosions Hit Military Airport In Ukraine's Russia-Annexed Crimea, Killing One Person4
Ukrainian Tanks, Artillery Defy Russian Forces Near Bakhmut5
Ukraine Says Positions In East Shelled To Prevent Troop Transfers, Plot To Kill Top Officials Foiled6
Ukraine Unleashes A 'Hurricane' Of Rockets Against Russian Forces7
Ukrainian Farmer Says Russian Occupiers Barbecued 100 Cows And Stole His Equipment8
UN Chief Calls For International Access To Ukrainian Nuclear Plant After New Attack9
How Viktor Orban Is Using Sports To Expand Hungary's Influence Abroad10
Bulgaria's 'Graffiti Capital'