balkans

Serbia

Migrants face freezing temperatures as they struggle to get to the EU

Tim Hume
1.18.17
Europe

Court Finds Former Serb Leader Karadzic Guilty of Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by UN judges who found him guilty of genocide for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and of nine other war crimes charges.
Reuters and VICE News
3.24.16
Europe

Europe Will Close Main Migration Route at Today's Emergency Summit

It's a decisive moment for Europe today as leaders meet with Turkey and try to finally nail down a deal in which Ankara will get billions of euros in return for stemming the flow of migrants.
VICE News
3.7.16
Kosovo

Corruption, Hate and Violence: Kosovo in Crisis

As a result of massive unemployment, alleged government corruption, and an ethnic divide, Kosovo is facing the worst wave of civil unrest since the country declared independence in 2008.
VICE News
1.22.16
Europe

Kosovo's Government Headquarters Set on Fire After Riot Erupts at Huge Protest

Protesters upset over recent government agreements with Serbia and Montenegro threw bricks and Molotov cocktails as clashes broke out in the capital Pristina.
Frederick Tiffin
1.9.16
Photo

A Photographer Looks Back on the Horrors of the Bosnian War

We talked to legendary photojournalist Ron Haviv about his experience documenting the trauma and atrocities of the Bosnian War.
Ron Haviv
12.15.15
Stuff

Inside Belgrade's Oldest Psychiatric Hospital

Laza Lazarevic hospital was founded in 1861 as a "Home for Those Who Lost Their Mind."
Stefan Veselinovic
12.15.15
News

Talking to the Refugees Stuck Behind Macedonia's Border Fence

Protests broke out at the Greek-Macedonian border last weekend after a man was electrocuted while attempting to climb onto a train wagon.
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis
12.2.15
Open Water

Refugees Sew Lips Shut Over New Balkan Border Policy

A number of Balkan countries last week declared they would only grant passage to those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and that all others deemed "economic migrants" would be sent back.
Reuters and VICE News
11.23.15
Open Water

Europe Has a New Plan to Keep Migrants and Refugees Out of the Cold This Winter

The European Union and the UN’s refugee agency have agreed to create enough shelter space to house 100,000 migrants and refugees traveling through Greece and the Balkans.
Pierre Longeray
10.26.15
Europe

In Photos: Chaos in Croatia as Migrants and Refugees Get Stuck in Balkan Bottleneck

More than 20,000 migrants and refugees streamed into Croatia in less than 48 hours after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia on Thursday.
Harriet Salem
9.19.15
Europe

Germany's Economy Will Benefit From the Migrant Influx

?While politicians are warning that Germany’s welcoming atmosphere towards refugees is changing, economists agree that around 1 million migrants coming into the country this year can only be good financially.
Andrea Maurer
9.18.15
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