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    1. March 9, 2014

      Serbia deserves its EU dream

      Viewed from the Balkans, the revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s military intervention are a vivid reminder of how violent...

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      December 18, 2013

      Serbia: EU membership - the hard work starts here

      Just over a decade ago, in the wake of the bloody Yugolsav Wars, Serbia was regarded as a pariah by many European countries....

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    1. October 28, 2013

      Door marked ‘Brussels’ is Serbia’s only path to prosperity

      On taking office as president of Serbia in May 2012, Tomislav Nikolic sketched a verbal picture to parliament of his nation...

    2. October 28, 2013

      Serbia’s new leaders set sights on EU membership

      Since Yugoslavia started to unravel more than two decades ago, Serbia has spent much of the time in a turbulent search for...

    3. August 25, 2013

      If there are no limits in Syria, there will be none elsewhere

      Last week’s chemical weapons attack on the eastern suburbs of Damascus is an atrocity comparable to the Saddam Hussein...

    4. March 22, 2013

      Laiki pays price for Greek over-reach

      For two decades Laiki Bank has struggled to catch up with Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest financial institution, in a...

    5. August 7, 2012

      Serbia’s central bank chief fuels concerns

      Serbia’s new government is likely to face renewed international criticism after appointing a ruling party official as head...

    6. July 26, 2012

      Concerns raised over new Serbian PM Dacic

      Serbia was set to swear in late on Thursday a nationalist-tinged government headed by an ex-spokesman for late Yugoslav...

    7. May 24, 2012

      Summits that cap the west’s decline

      Not so long ago consecutive summits of the western powers would have called the world to attention. Nowadays, these...

    8. May 21, 2012

      Holding Serbia’s European course

      It appears a worrying scenario: a European president thrust aside by voters weary of economic woes, in favour of a more...

    9. May 21, 2012

      New Serbian leader urged to stay pro-EU

      The European Union has urged Serbia’s former ultranationalist new president to show “statesmanship” and keep the country on...

    10. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2012

      Serbia: shock defeat for pro-EU Tadic

      A cry of pain from the Balkans. Serbia’s pro-EU president Boris Tadic suffered a shock defeat in Sunday’s election at the...

    11. May 9, 2012

      Serbia’s Democrats and Socialists renew ties

      Serbia’s reformist Democratic party and the resurgent Socialists of the late strongman Slobodan Milosevic agreed on...

    12. May 6, 2012

      First-round win for Serbian president

      Serbian president Boris Tadic narrowly beat his main challenger Tomislav Nikolic in the first round of presidential...

    13. May 2, 2012

      Serbia comes in from the cold

      For the first time since hardman Slobodan Milosevic was overthrown in 2000 after a decade of war, the main political forces...

    14. April 26, 2012

      Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimes

      Victims of one of Africa’s most brutal wars welcomed the conviction on Thursday of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian...

    15. March 1, 2012

      Threaten Assads over war crimes

      After a savage, month-long siege of Homs, with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad now promising to “cleanse”...

    16. February 14, 2012

      Kosovo shows how the west can intervene in Syria

      Bill Clinton, reflecting on his decision to intervene in Kosovo, wrote: “The burning of villages and killing of innocents...

    17. January 13, 2012

      Drama in the dock

      Some of the most exciting scenes in world drama are trial scenes. Think of Portia, in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice,...

    18. June 5, 2011

      Obituary: Lawrence Eagleburger

      Lawrence Eagleburger, one of the most experienced and versatile US diplomats of the last half century and briefly secretary...

    19. May 27, 2011

      Mladic sympathisers mourn their hero’s fall

      Branislav Mladic sat erect as he steered a red tractor piled high with hay bales past waiting reporters and into his...

    20. March 18, 2011

      Blueprint for a revolution

      Protesters in Cairo; Canvas has links with the April 6 activists In October 2000, a group of students from Belgrade...

    21. March 1, 2011

      Serbian property rights need review

      From Mr Djurdje Ninkovic. Sir, With reference to “Restitution poses problems for property ownership in Serbia” (Central and...

    22. February 15, 2011

      US non-violence centre trained Egypt activists

      Some of Egypt and Tunisia’s protest leaders learnt skills and planning methods from a US centre for non-violent resistance,...

    23. February 15, 2011

      Serbian PM moves to sack deputy

      A feud between Serbia’s ruling parties over foreign investment boiled over on Monday, threatening to bring down the...

    24. February 14, 2011

      Arab wave unlikely to hit former Soviet states

      The jubilant scenes on Cairo’s Tahrir Square that greeted the fall of Hosni Mubarak have been likened to those that...

    25. December 21, 2010

      Montenegro’s prime minister quits

      Montenegro’s prime minister, Milo Djukanovic, resigned on Tuesday in a move expected to advance his tiny Balkan country’s...

    26. December 21, 2010

      Montenegro PM to step down

      Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro’s prime minister, is to step down on Tuesday in a move expected to advance the smallest former...

    27. May 10, 2010

      Progress toward uneventful normality

      On a warm spring day a few weeks ago, a knot of people shouted angry slogans and hoisted black and white banners at the...

    28. April 1, 2010

      EU hails Srebrenica apology

      The European Union welcomed a Serbian apology yesterday for failing to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in spite of...

    29. April 1, 2010

      EU hails Srebrenica apology

      The European Union welcomed a Serbian apology yesterday for failing to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in spite of...

    30. April 1, 2010

      EU hails Srebrenica apology

      The European Union welcomed a Serbian apology yesterday for failing to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in spite of...

    31. March 31, 2010

      EU hails Serbian apology on Srebrenica

      The European Union welcomed a Serbian apology on Wednesday for failing to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in spite of...

    32. March 2, 2010

      Karadzic denies guilt in Bosnian war crimes trial

      Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, denied he was guilty of genocide or war crimes yesterday, saying he...

    33. March 1, 2010

      Karadzic takes stand to deny war crimes

      Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, denied he was guilty of genocide or war crimes on Monday, saying he...

    34. January 5, 2010

      Serbia begins Croatia legal fight

      Serbia on Monday began legal action against Croatia for genocide in the early 1990s, when hundreds of thousands of ethnic...

    35. December 21, 2009

      Serbia to submit bid to join EU

      Serbia will apply to join the European Union tomorrow, hoping that improving relations with the bloc will open a fast track...

    36. December 20, 2009

      Serbia to submit bid to join the EU

      Serbia will apply to join the European Union on Tuesday, hoping that improving relations with the bloc will open a fast...

    37. December 9, 2009

      India builds on Sudanese oil interests

      India is in talks with Sudan about increasing its energy interests there, the Indian government said yesterday, having...

    38. December 8, 2009

      India builds on Sudanese oil interests

      India is in talks with Sudan about increasing its energy interests there, the Indian government said on Tuesday, having...

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