Tom Obokata, Aleksandar Boskovic and Nenad Radovic

1 Introduction Transnational organised crime is a serious problem in Serbia. The major criminalities include trafficking of drugs and arms, distribution of counterfeit currencies, vehicle crimes, money laundering and fiscal/excise fraud. 1 Human trafficking and migrant smuggling have also been

Branislav Ristivojević and Stefan Radojčić

crimes committed during the war in the territory of the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s, Serbia eventually opted for “no peace without justice” solutions. 6 This process started with significant international pressure on Serbia. As much as international involvement in dealing with past war crimes

Florian Bieber

1 Introduction The conflict in Kosovo and between Kosovan Albanians and Serbs over the status of the province (and now a country) has been a defining feature of deep tensions in the region: first in Yugoslavia and, subsequently, in Serbia and Kosovo. These tensions preceded the conflicts


Ismar Dedović and Tea Sindbæk Andersen

In the autumn of 2013, as the centenary of the First World War was looming in the near future, Tomislav Nikolić, president of Serbia, officially rejected that his country could in any way be held responsible for the beginning of that war. In an open letter published in the distinguished newspaper

Teresa Cierco

Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia is characterized by demographic complexity, and its recent violent history of ethnic relations gives particular significance to minority protection. In many of the current European Union ( eu ) candidate countries and potential candidates, 1 persons belonging to

Teresa Cierco

, Montenegro and Serbia is characterized by demographic complexity, and its recent violent history of ethnic relations gives minority protection a particular significance. In many of the current European Union ( EU ) candidate countries and potential candidates (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Marko Kmezic

information to make informed decisions in elections. 9 Thus, while violations of freedom of expression can occur in consolidated democracies, their consequences are more severe in fragile democracies, 10 as in Serbia. Up until now, little attention has been given to the media’s role in the

Jovanka Matić

Serbia is distinguished among new democracies in Europe by a very long, winding and bumpy road of post-communist development. It stepped onto the democratization path of other Central and Eastern European countries with a decade-long delay, after the change of the regime of Slobodan Milošević

Stephan Parmentier, Stephan Parmentier and Elmar Weitekamp

By Way of Introduction In the Serbian chapter of its latest (2011) annual report the Dutch non-governmental organisation Impunity Watch starts with the following passage: The legacy of the Serbian state’s pivotal role in the wars that took place on the territory of the former Yugoslavia in

Julian Bergmann

. Accordingly, the main goal of this article is to put EU mediation in comparative perspective and to investigate in what ways EU mediation behavior differs from and is tentatively more/less effective than mediation by the UN . The article focuses on UN and EU mediation in the Kosovo-Serbia conflict