The following media round up on international, legal and foreign policy issues from around the Balkans for the period from 25 November to 2 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 email@example.com for consideration.
Kosovo – 2 December 2022
Kosovo war veterans argue for reversal of witness tampering convictions at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague. “Courts try cases but occasionally cases try courts,” Haradinaj’s Barrister, Toby Cadman said during the hearing. The full article can be found here.
Croatia – 30 November 2022
Croatia’s Parliament has started discussing Croatian military aid to Ukraine, which should be provided within the framework of European Union Assistance to Ukraine. The full article can be found here.
Albania - 30 November 2022
Albanian prosecutors in Tirana requested the arrest of five public administration workers related to Iranian hackers' recent cyber-attacks on public institutions. The full article can be found here.
Kosovo – 30 November 2022
Kosovo Special Court rejects a request by the defence of former President Hashim Thaci to expedite the testimonies of several former international officials whose age and health raises fears about their possible death before the trial opens. The full article can be found here.
Hungary – 30 November 2022
A flash drive containing classified data, reportedly discovered hidden in the anus of an agent trying to cross the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, illustrates how Hungary has become a hub for Russian spying. The full article can be found here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 28 November 2022
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Prosecutor's Office has opened a new indictment in the high-profile Dobrovoljacka Street case, accusing the former military police chief of war crimes in Sarajevo. The full article can be found here.
Serbia – 30 November 2022
Two witnesses tell the Belgrade Higher Court they heard that defendant Jovo Jandric participated in the massacre of 23 civilians near Jajce in September 1992. The full article can be found here.
Montenegro – 28 November 2022
The Montenegrin parliament agreed to postpone the voting for the new Constitutional Court judges to December, hoping to first reach a consensus on unblocking the work of the court. The full article can be found here.
Serbia – 25 November 2022
The Belgrade Higher Court has confirmed that a vital witness in The Bosnia and Herzegovina Train Massacre trial has been cleared by a medical expert to testify. The full article can be found here.