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thumbnailEU takes BiH to task for Sejdic-Finci failure
2014-02-28Some politicians said the October elections are the key to implementing the verdict.
thumbnailBulgarians and Turks boost friendship despite difficult memories
2014-02-25A new book series sheds light on the exodus of ethnic Turks from Bulgaria in 1989 reminds the two communities of the importance of preserving friendship.
thumbnailSerbia works to improve rights for national minorities
2014-02-21Progress in minority rights protection is being implemented in accordance with EU standards and values.
thumbnailMinority councils protest court ruling in Serbia
2014-02-13A recent court ruling in Serbia limits the rights of minorities in the country, the councils said.
thumbnailGovernment creates jobs for minorities in Macedonia
2014-02-06Macedonia launches a new employment programme to improve inter-ethnic relations in the country.
thumbnailSerbian-language school in Albania is a sign of improving relations
2014-01-23A new school in Hamil will serve Serbian students in their native language.
thumbnailCroats and Serbs make headway in improving relations, minority status
2013-10-11The governments and citizens of Croatia and Serbia are committed to improving their countries' relations.
thumbnailMinority rights protection remains a concern in Kosovo
2013-10-09The latest Council of Europe report noted increasing nationalism, but officials said existing laws are sufficient protection for minority rights.
thumbnailUse of Serbian Cyrillic remains sensitive in Croatia
2013-09-07Analysts say the official use of Cyrillic language will help to smooth relations between Croatia and its Serbian minority.
thumbnailSerbia focuses on minority rights
2013-08-13In preparation for EU accession talks, the government's office of human and minority rights is concentrating on Serbia's anti-discrimination strategy.
thumbnailKosovo parliament seeks rights for Presevo Valley Albanians
2013-06-12Presevo Valley Albanians want the same rights as Serbs in northern Kosovo.
thumbnailRoma union targets inclusion issues
2013-05-24The organisation will help Roma from the region achieve their interests.
thumbnailPolitical dialogue, civil society programmes help overcome regional divisions
2013-05-20Ongoing efforts of political parties and NGOs help fuel peaceful transformation.
thumbnailAlbanians in Presevo Valley want guaranteed rights
2013-05-17The majority of citizens believe dialogue and political solutions will guarantee their rights.
thumbnailRegional minorities need better support for employment
2012-12-19Tough economic times are worsening the position of ethnic minorities in the Balkans.
thumbnailMinority MPs ask for reserved seats in Kosovo assembly
2012-10-25Minority representatives claim their reserved seats in the Kosovo assembly are crucial for the minority vote.
thumbnailMufti's candidacy highlights minority rights in Serbia
2012-05-25The presidential candidacy of Muamer Zukorlic, the mufti of the Islamic Community in Serbia, has drawn attention to the position of Bosniaks in the country.
thumbnailHigh school for Roma sparks confusion in Romania
2012-03-30An initiative to establish a high school for Roma youth generates controversy within the community.
thumbnail"Conquest 1453" hits cinemas
2012-02-20While "Fetih 1453" showcases Turkey's triumphant Ottoman past, it has also been criticised for being overly provocative.
thumbnailStep-by-step, Greek-Turkish relations warm
2012-02-06The decision to reopen ethnic Greek school on Gokceada is another step towards rapprochement.
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