Serbia: Arrest of Paramilitary Leader Highlights Issue of Pro-Russian Volunteers

On 23 August Bratislav Zivkovic, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Cetnik Movement, was arrested by the police in the southern town of Krusevac on suspicion of taking part in the war in Ukraine. Zivkovic’s detention highlights the wider controversy over the role of pro-Russian Serbian volunteers in the Ukrainian conflict. A Chetnik’s Progress: Bratislav … Continue reading Serbia: Arrest of Paramilitary Leader Highlights Issue of Pro-Russian Volunteers

Romania: Social Democrat Government Seeks to Change the Narrative As Pressure Mounts After Protests

After the 10 August anti-corruption demonstration in Bucharest in which 452 people were injured by riot police the Social Democrat led government has, in the face of domestic criticism and international scrutiny, been seeking to establish its own version of events. These diversionary tactics will, however, do nothing to resolve the mounting problems faced by … Continue reading Romania: Social Democrat Government Seeks to Change the Narrative As Pressure Mounts After Protests

Bosnia: Pressure Mounts Over David Dragicevic Case in Run-Up to Elections

On 7 July 15,000 people gathered in the central square in Banja Luka to protest over the death in suspicious circumstances of David Dragicevic, a twenty one year IT student. It was the 104th such daily demonstration to be held since David Dragicevic’s death three months previously. There is no sign of slackening support for … Continue reading Bosnia: Pressure Mounts Over David Dragicevic Case in Run-Up to Elections