The following media round up on international, legal and foreign policy issues from around the Balkans for the period from 28 October to 3 November 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
Romania – 3 November 2022
The Romanian government has approved a draft law on the country’s accession to the Schengen Information System (SIS). The full article can be found here.
Albania – 3 November 2022
Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama has accused the UK of scapegoating his citizens to excuse its "failed policies" on borders and migration. The Full article can be found here.
Kosovo – 3 November 2022
New agreements allow visa-free travel between Bosnia and Kosovo, as well as mutual recognition of college degrees and professional qualifications. The full article can be found here.
Montenegro – 2 November 2022
Montenegrin civic organizations criticized the adoption of a new Law on the president’s power, accusing parliament of violating the constitution. The full article can be found here.
Montenegro 2 November 2022
A former heavyweight boxer has been charged in the US with trafficking 22 tonnes of cocaine, worth more than $1bn (£870m), into Europe. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 31 October 2022
Srebrenica victims’ associations condemned an appeal to the UN by public figures in Serbia and Republika Srpska who claimed that genocide convict Radovan Karadzic is being held in poor conditions in a British prison. The full article can be found here.
Serbia – 28 October 2022
In closing arguments, a Serbian prosecutor urged Belgrade Higher Court to jail Danko Vladicic for 12 years for shooting dead a married couple in the village of Brod na Drini during the Bosnian war in 1992. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 28 October 2022
Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted that he made an agreement with US diplomat Richard Holbrooke to allow him to avoid standing trial. Are there any documents in the Hague Tribunal’s archives to support his claim? The full article can be found here.