The following media round up on international, legal and foreign policy issues from around the Balkans for the period from 5 August to 11 August 2022.
Guernica 37 will provide weekly media updates with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia . Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Ned Vucijak at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Albania – 5 August 2022
For years, Albanian authorities failed to probe the wealth and connections of two Albanians convicted of drug trafficking in Spain. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 5 august 2022
The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court announced that it has rejected an appeal filed by the state prosecution and confirmed the verdict acquitting Malko Koroman of committing war crimes in the Pale area in 1992. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 8 August 2022
Struggling to collect points and voters ahead of upcoming general elections, politicians and political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina perpetrated numerous digital rights violations. The full article can be found here.
North Macedonia – 9 August 2022
In driving many of our activities into the virtual sphere, the COVID-19 pandemic also provided new impetus for change in cultural and political communication. The full article can be found here.
Montenegro – 9 August 2022
Montenegro’s Special State Prosecutor’s Office has opened a case against retired admiral Dragan Samardzic, the former Chief of the Army General Staff, over allegations that he was involved in war crimes committed against civilians in November 1991 in the area around the Croatian coastal city of Split. The Full article can be found here.
Bulgaria – 9 August 2022
Russian Alexey Alchin, a resident of the Bulgarian coastal city of Varna and a regular participant in demonstrations in support of Ukraine, is to be extradited to Russia to face charges of tax evasion and forgery. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 10 August 2022
The Supreme Court of Republika Srpska has issued a verdict in the case of Milenko Gojgolovic, confirming the decision of the District Court in East Sarajevo. The full article can be found here.
Kosovo – 11 August 2022
An exhibition at Kosovo's DukoFest film festival shows youngsters from Kosovo and Serbia confronting each other on social challenges and assumptions by answering the question 'How Do I See You?' The full article can be found here.