Justice and law enforcement

thumbnailMacedonia, Croatia tackle corruption
2014-12-16Officials' involvement in organised crime raises the issue of cross-border security.
thumbnailOSCE project aims to increase regional terrorism-fighting capacities
2014-12-12Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are joining an OSCE initiative that aims to increase the countries' abilities to fight organised crime and terrorism.
thumbnailBiH police develops regional co-operation
2014-11-14Authorities intensify the fight against money laundering and narcotics trafficking.
thumbnailBalkan police co-operation reduces organised car theft
2014-10-27Efforts by the authorities as well as the end of duty tariffs on car imports have had an impact.
thumbnailKaradzic verdict could be turning point in BiH
2014-10-22Experts and officials said that the Karadzic verdict could help unify BiH.
thumbnailLighter sentences sought in Greece corruption cases
2014-10-21The efforts coincide with government calls for lesser sentences but bigger fines.
thumbnailNew police operations in the Balkans against Islamic extremists
2014-09-15Authorities in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina detain more people suspected of ties to violent extremist organisations.
thumbnailBiH war crimes arrests lauded by ICTY
2014-09-05ICTY chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said the country's progress in dealing with war criminals is evident.
thumbnailLaw to slow terrorists in Romania stirs privacy debate
2014-08-22Officials said 13 million pre-paid cards are used in Romania and, apart from terrorism, they can be misused in a wide range of illegal activities.
thumbnailNew anti-smoking law in Albania creates controversy
2014-08-08Bloggers are divided whether the government can implement the law and protect public health.
thumbnailKosovo promises to co-operate with war crimes investigation
2014-08-06Indictments by an EU task force are expected to be filed once a special court is established next year.
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.
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NATO co-operation is crucial for Serbia, regionNATO co-operation is crucial for Serbia, region

By co-operating with NATO, Serbia will see improvement in its defence system and security sector reforms, officials and experts said.

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