Tag Archives: Serbia

Migrant crisis & human rights

Police chiefs in Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia recently announced stricter measures to control the entry of migrants using the Balkan Land Route. This article reports criticism from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, citing the absence of … Continue reading

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Community safety in Serbia

This brief article and linked report discuss the implementation of community safety councils and community policing in Serbia over the past 12 years. Formal mechanisms seem adequate but political support and operationalization have been spotty.

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EU standards in the Balkans

This article describes efforts in Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia to adopt EU policing standards, as well as some benefits already enjoyed.

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Serbian president criticizes police

This article reports criticisms by the Serbian president that police officials in some key positions are not committed to protecting the public against serious organized crime. In response, the prime minister replaced five chiefs of departments in the Ministry of … Continue reading

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Stolen icons recovered in the Balkans

This article reports the recovery of over 1,000 stolen icons and historical artifacts in Albania, mostly taken from Macedonia. This investigation and others demonstrate growing cooperation among Balkan states with assistance from Europol and Interpol.

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