Justice and law enforcement

thumbnailMacedonia hopes for calm after days of protests, riots
2014-07-10A Skopje court sentenced six people for 2012 murders that officials say were committed to put ethnic Macedonians and Albanians in conflict.
thumbnailGreece offers leniency to corruption convicts
2014-07-08Greek authorities ponder a pay-to-stay-out-of-jail option for individuals convicted of corruption.
thumbnailBloggers debate laws to decrease illegal weapons in the Balkans
2014-07-04Some bloggers argue that rigorous penalties are the only way to address the illegal weapons problem.
thumbnailDrug bust shows Montenegro's efforts against organised crime, experts say
2014-06-24The recent seizure of 250 kilograms of cocaine in Bar shows that the country is serious about beating crime and corruption.
thumbnailBiH lawmakers increase efforts against corruption
2014-06-23Under new legislation, anti-corruption and anti-crime institutions will be established in BiH.
thumbnailNew judiciary guide sparks censorship accusations in Romania
2014-05-23Journalists and civil society claim new regulations block media access to high-level corruption files.
thumbnailBalkans create regional network to manage confiscated assets
2014-05-14EU officials said the network will deter criminal activity by showing it does not pay.
thumbnailEU praises new procurement law in BiH
2014-05-09In an effort to end corruption in purchasing of goods from outside sources, the BiH parliament adopted a new law.
thumbnailInternational foundation assists the Balkans against organised crime
2014-05-05Macedonia will co-operate with an international non-governmental organisation to prevent and fight organised crime.
thumbnailExperts, bloggers say law unfairly targets journalists in Croatia
2014-04-25Bloggers discuss felony vilification and call for Croatia to remove the section from the new criminal code.
thumbnailKosovo takes action against illegal construction
2014-04-25Authorities arrest officials suspected of corruption, draft new laws and destroy illegal structures.
thumbnailGreece moves to tighten prison furloughs
2014-04-22Terrorism convicts will face a 20-year wait for the opportunity to be conditionally released, according to a newly proposed law.
thumbnailOn the web, public calls for a fair trial in the Saric case
2014-04-04The arrest and trial of alleged drug lord Darko Saric is being hailed by many online commenters as eyes turn to the judicial system.
thumbnailArrests highlight Montenegro's efforts against corruption
2014-04-01Officials said the resolve is there, but experts said stronger anti-corruption efforts are needed.
thumbnailBloggers debate proposed Kosovo war crimes tribunal
2014-03-28Kosovo insists the new tribunal should be within its jurisdiction.
thumbnailRegional co-operation leads to arrest of reputed drug boss
2014-03-25After five years on the run, suspected drug lord Darko Saric is apprehended in a joint operation between Serbia and Montenegro.
thumbnailHDZ verdict is a turning point for political transparency
2014-03-19HDZ is the first political party in the EU to be found guilty of corruption.
thumbnailBloggers: Genocide trials will have no winner
2014-03-14As the International Court of Justice begins hearing the Croatian and Serbian lawsuits, bloggers weigh in with their thoughts.
thumbnailWar crimes verdicts improve Kosovo-Serbia relations, experts say
2014-03-06The Belgrade court decisions on war crimes committed in Kosovo will help improve the relationship between Albanians and Serbs, experts and citizens said.
thumbnailArrests aid terrorism fight in Albania
2014-03-06The arrests of five suspects bring a long-desired relief from a terror group's actions.
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EU asks the Balkans to fight energy sector corruptionEU asks the Balkans to fight energy sector corruption

A new report recommends reform of the justice system to tackle corruption in energy deals.

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