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Aleksandar Vucic on his way to become president of Serbia

A vote count of Serbia's presidential election confirmed that prime minister Vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting.

EU tells Balkans to quit ‘playing with fire’

The prospect of EU membership has for years been the main driver of reform in the Balkans after a decade of war and upheaval in the 1990s.

Croatian far-right marches with American flag

The US Embassy in Croatia on Monday strongly denounced a march by far-right nationalists in the Croatian capital of Zagreb who also waved an American flag .

Bosnia still divided over Yugoslavian war history

The ethnic Serb minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina has celebrated a deeply divisive holiday, marking a date that reminds the country’s Muslims and Croats of the brutal 1990s war.

Croatia introduces 71 new laws to meet EU standards

Croatia's parliament (Sabor) is scheduled to convene for a regular sitting next week and this year the 9th 151-seat legislature is expected to transpose European Union acquis communautaire into new 71 laws, including the law restricting the use of tobacco products.

Croatia “unblocks” Serbia’s EU accession talks

Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stir said on Friday that his country has "unblocked" Serbia.

Serbian PM cuts Brussels trip short after row with Croatia over EU accession

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic cut short a visit to Brussels on Monday after a row with Croatia, which Serbia says is blocking its progress towards European Union membership.

Trial of Srebrenica mass murderer Mladic enters final stage

Prosecutors begin closing arguments on Monday in the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, marking the final stage of the last major case at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

Croatia offers Bosnia help to join the EU

Bosnian Croats claim they do not enjoy the same rights that Bosniaks and Serbs have and have proposed a Bosnian Croat autonomous region.

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