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Social-Media Users Come 'Out Of The Woods' To Further Serbia-Kosovo Dispute

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s use of a derogatory phrase to describe Kosovo’s leadership has not only ignited a diplomatic row in the Balkans; it has set social media ablaze as well. Tensions were already high between the neighbors this week when Kosovar police raided Serb-dominated northern areas on May 28 and arrested several people, […]

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Will Macedonia's Orthodox Church Also Break Away?

October 18, 2018           |                                       

Deep concerns have emerged within the Serbian Orthodox Church over a move by the leadership of Orthodox Christianity toward recognizing the Ukrainian church’s independence from Moscow. The reasons for concern go beyond the Serbian Patriarchate’s historical and political ties with the Russian Orthodox Church, which announced on October 15 it was severing ties with the […]

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Serbian Abbot Likens Territory Swap To 'Ethnic Cleansing'

September 6, 2018           |                                       

Sava Janjic, the popular abbot of the Serbian Orthodox monastery Visoki Decani in Kosovo, is worried that any deal to redraw the border between Kosovo and Serbia would be costly for the entire Balkans. Much of the international “conventional wisdom” suggests that altering borders — reportedly already under consideration by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and […]

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