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For more information and videos go to: http://www.dw.de/journal Severe flooding has killed at least twenty people in Bosnia and Serbia. Officials say that death toll could rise. Tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes as waters continue to surge. It's the worst rains and flooding to hit the region since records began more than 120 years ago.
Historically, the train link between Belgrade and Sarajevo was probably the most important one in the Balkans. Today the service lacks some of the comforts of yesteryear.The restaurant car is Serbian, but both of the other cars are Bosnian: one comes from the Serb-dominated political entity Republika Srpska while the other is from the Muslim-Croat Federation. The locomotive is changed every time the train crosses the border, slowing down the trip significantly. But the new train connection is symbolic -- showing that the former enemies are trying to improve their relationship.
Belgrade for 4 years. Authorities canceled previous rallies to avoid a repeat of violence from anti-gay hardliners.
The Serbian anti-regime youth movement Otpor is an inspiration to the Tunisian and Egyptian demonstrators who recently took to the streets to call for greater democracy in their countries. In 2000, the activities of the student-led Serbian uprising, Otpor! led to the overthrow of dictator Slobodan Milošević.Some of its members went on to set up the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, which provides training and workshops for pro-democracy activists in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq. They teach the importance of following an idea rather than a person: and of having stamina and faith in peaceful change. And these days, student protestors can use the Internet to get organized.
Vojvodina Province in Serbia already enjoys partial autonomy,including an independent judiciary and special economic privileges. Yet Vojvodina's full autonomous status was revoked under former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic.Now the Serbian government is trying to maintain control. Belgrade wants to prevent Vojvodina from becoming a sovereign state with Novi Sad as its capital. Serbian nationalists feel they have made enough concessions and fear that Vojvodina will go the way of Kosovo and declare independence.
The EU aims to start accession talks with Serbia in 2014, although a continuation of the process of reconciliation in the region remains a precondition. Reconciliation remains a thorny issue in Serbia, with militant nationalists opposing those with more pro-western views. There's still no assurance that Serbia will continue its progress toward Brussels and normalize relations with its former province, Kosovo. More information: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
A day-by-day video travel journal of fourteen students from High Mowing School who toured Serbia for 10 days in May, 2011, hosted by the Media Education Centre of Belgrade. This is the first of several short documentaries made by the participants.
Feb 1997 We closely follow the people behind the protest movement. For three months, protesters braved one of the coldest winters in Serbia to do battle with police truncheons and tear gas. Students, Miroslav and Maria, are learning to beat government sponsored repression with banners and marches. Maria explains that after the war and consequent economic crisis, Milosevic's annulment of local elections was "the last straw". Backed by their professors who suspended classes in protest, the students turned their faculty into an HQ and communicate with their supporters through newsletters and the Internet. But they remain cynical about the Opposition's commitment to democracy and blame politicians for the war in Yugoslavia. Consequently, they kept their rallies separate and emphasize that the...
Following the introduction of strict border rules, Hungary declared a crisis situation in two counties struggling to cope with the growing number of migrants. Mark Kelly reports. Image: AFP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
Film in Serbia is booming... for all the right reasons. As Europes new capital of cool, Belgrade is emerging as the hot new destination for international, feature, documentary and commercial film markets. For more information visit www.fiminserbia.com or www.serbia.travel
Senior officials from Serbia and Kosovo will hold talks in Brussels on Tuesday. The EU-backed meeting is part of a long-term effort to normalise ties between the two. Relations became strained once more when an ex-Kosovo premier was arrested in France this month on a Serbian warrant accusing him of war crimes. "Both sides have committed to the dialogue and we expect that this commitment continues including to the implementation of the agreements that have been reached," said Maja Kocijanic, a… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2017/01/23/serbia-kosovo-set-for-eu-backed-talks What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscr...
Tensions are rising between Serbia and Croatia as the two countries struggle to deal with the migrant crisis. Photo: AP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnet... More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-str
Last week's catastrophic floods in Serbia and Bosnia also brought with them new dangers: dredged up landmines. These explosive relics from the Bosnian War of the 1990s, are creating extra dangers for rescue workers. Homepage: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Violence was sparked at a soccer qualifying game between Serbia and Albania when a drone carrying an Albanian flag and a map showing Kosovo as part of “Greater Albania” was flown over Belgrade’s Partizan Stadium. WSJ's Niki Blasina reports. (Photo: Getty) Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal
The European Union has long been pressuring Balkan countries to do something to stem the influx of immigrants from the region. Now Serbia and Macedonia are planning drastic measures. Since the EU lifted visa restrictions on citizens of Serbia and Macedonia, many have been making their way to EU countries, and an increasing number have been applying for asylum. The EU has called upon Serbia and Macedonia to get the situation under control. Now the two countries are resorting to drastic measures: they want to penalize illegal immigration and abuse of asylum by their citizens. Their border police are to be allowed to confiscate passports and vehicles and impose a ban on entering the EU.