Stories about North Macedonia from March, 2007
The Balkans: War Criminals Abroad
Neretva River writes about five war criminals living abroad; Bosnia Vault writes about the one who had just been spared extradition by a British judge: “How much time needs to pass before a crime is no longer worthy of being dealt with in a court of law? In other words,...
The Oldest Blogger in the Balkans
In the evening, Radmilo Ristic, a 74-year-old retired high school professor, likes to attend theater plays, gallery openings, literary nights, round-table discussions and other similar events that take place around Kragujevac, the city in Central Serbia. When Ristic comes back home, instead of the traditional paper and pen, his computer...
Tha Balkans: The Mississippi Parallel
Bosnia Vault compares Mississippi of the 1950s and 1960s to the Balkans of today.
The Balkans: Adolf Hitler Controversy
Ed Alexander of Balkan Baby finds himself in the middle of a controversy over his recent entry about “a restaurant owner in Mitrovica who seemed to believe that he was the incarnation of Adolf Hitler”: “All of this, whilst perversely interesting, has led me to the conclusion that I am...
Eastern & Central Europe: Post-War Ethnic Cleansing of Germans
“During 1945 and 1946 some 14 million Germans from Central Europe and the Balkans permanently lost their traditional homelands due to a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing,” writes J. Otto Pohl in a post about this neglected post-war crime.
The Balkans: The EU is Getting Closer
Serbia and Croatia are likely to join the EU real soon, Neretva River reports.
Serbia: Reactions to the ICJ Verdict
[Note: A roundup of the English-language blog posts on the ICJ verdict ran on Global Voices this past Wednesday, here.] Serbia is proclaimed not guilty for the crimes that happened during the Bosnian war – and this is echoed in the country’s news and talk show programs this week. Lately,...