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Balkan Legal News

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

The following media round up on international, legal and foreign policy issues from around the Balkans for the period from 2 December to 7 December 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 nenadv@guernica37.com for consideration.


Montenegro – 7 December 2022

Special State Prosecutors Office has opened an investigation into the former government's commission over the loans it handed out to MPs and state officials to solve their housing issues. The full article can be found here.


Bulgaria – 7 December 2022

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister, Ivan Demerdzhiev, denied reports that police securing the country’s border with Turkey opened fire against incoming migrants. The full article can be found here.


Albania – 7 December 2022

Parliamentary committee grills experts and Albanian Ambassador in London on root causes of upsurge in asylum seekers, after Albanians reportedly numbered over a third of those crossing Channel illegally this year. The full article can be found here.


Bosnia and Herzegovina – 6 December 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s state-level Minister for Human Rights and Refugees, Milos Lucic, was arrested for alleged abuse of office. The full article can be found here.


Bosnia and Herzegovina – 6 December 2022

Arguments rumble on over the legitimacy of electoral changes imposed by Bosnia’s High Representative, and the legitimacy of the OHR itself. The full article can be found here.


Serbia – 5 December 2022

Four former Serbian State Security Service officers are appealing after being convicted for a second time, after a retrial, of involvement in the murder of opposition journalist and editor Slavko Curuvija. The full article can be found here.


Croatia – 5 December 2022

Anonymous bomb threats sent to courts all over the country may have been intended to disrupt the visit of a Ukrainian Supreme Court delegation, some believe. The full article can be found here.


Kosovo – 2 December 2022

KLA Veterans’ Organisation leaders Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj appealed to be released of all charges of misusing documents leaked from the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the Hague. The full article can be found here.


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