5 August 2017
The WSWS received a letter from a reader describing the social situation facing workers and the rural population in Serbia today.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 July 2017
The contract signed by the unions and backed by the Serbian government is designed to maintain the country as a cheap labour platform for transnational corporations like FCA.
By Verena Nees, 22 July 2017
The unions shut down the strike after it had inspired workers at other factories to engage in job action and won widespread sympathy within the Serb population.
21 July 2017
By Ulrich Rippert, 15 July 2017
Around 2,000 workers at Fiat-Chrysler’s Kragujevac plant in Serbia have been on strike for two weeks against starvation wages and terrible working conditions.
By Markus Salzmann, 5 April 2017
Aleksandar Vučić, former prime minister and leader of the right-wing nationalist Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), has won the presidential election with more than 55 percent of the vote.
By Paul Mitchell, 27 September 2016
The referendum went ahead despite the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court ruling it illegal.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 18 August 2015
Refugees traveling the 4,000 kilometres between Syria and Germany, France and Sweden must endure a treacherous journey through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.
By Paul Mitchell, 16 October 2014
The violence at the UEFA qualifying match happened on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II.
By Paul Mitchell, 3 October 2014
Cuts announced by Prime Minister Vucic will see public sector salaries over €211 per month reduced by around 10 percent and those above €844 cut by 20 percent.
By Paul Mitchell, 28 July 2014
Official unemployment has risen to nearly 25 percent and is above 50 percent for youth while the average monthly wage remains extremely low at about €380 (US$515).
By Paul Mitchell, 7 June 2014
Early elections are taking place in Kosovo this Sunday, following the collapse last month of the coalition government of Prime Minister Hachim Thaci.
By Ognjen Markovic and Paul Mitchell, 14 May 2014
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Vienna that his government could not join the sanctions imposed against Russia.
By Paul Mitchell, 22 March 2014
In the fortnight leading up to the elections, the International Monetary Fund sent its latest mission to Serbia to drum home the precarious state of the economy.
By Johannes Stern, 14 March 2014
Gerhard Schröder described Putin’s actions in Ukraine as a violation of international law, but the former German chancellor also accepted that he had been in breach of international law in Yugoslavia.
By Ognjen Markovic, 21 January 2014
The EU has started accession negotiations with Serbia, using the membership talks as a form of blackmail to curb Russian influence.
By Paul Mitchell, 10 September 2013
The three-party Serbian coalition government is introducing further austerity, including cutting subsidies to more than 100 state firms.
By Ognjen Markovic, 18 July 2012
The new Serbian government is preparing a sweeping attack on the working class.
By Ognjen Markovic and Stefan Steinberg, 26 May 2012
The Serbian presidential vote reflects increasing disillusionment with all of the official parties and growing disaffection with the pro-European Union policies of both candidates.
By Ognjen Markovic, 14 May 2012
The workers of Serbia were largely disenfranchised in the elections held on May 6.
By Ognjen Markovic, 10 March 2012
Following accession negotiations which began in 2005, Serbia was awarded official candidate status of the European Union on March 1.
By Ante Dotto, 9 August 2011
Tensions remain high after violent clashes broke out again at the end of last month on the Kosovo-Serbia border.
By Ante Dotto, 6 June 2011
Social discontent and anger is palpable in Serbia, as protests grow among farmers and sections of workers in defence of their jobs.
By Chris Marsden and Markus Salzmann, 1 June 2011
The former chief of staff of the Bosnian Serb Army in the Republica Srpska during the 1992-95 civil war was extradited to the Netherlands on Tuesday, where he will stand trial at the Hague for war crimes.
By Markus Salzmann, 15 April 2011
Political and social unrest has increased in the Balkan region during the past weeks and months.
By Paul Mitchell and Chris Marsden, 31 December 2010
Revelations of fascistic crimes carried out by the Kosovo Liberation Army should provide a salutary lesson whenever Washington again cites humanitarian concerns to justify its predatory war aims.
By Tony Robson, 29 December 2010
The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) has been implicated in war crimes involving torture and the illicit trade in human organs removed from Serb civilians taken captive and killed during and after NATO’s 1999 war against Yugoslavia.
By Julie Hyland and Paul Mitchell, 30 July 2010
The United Nations International Court of Justice ruled last week that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008 was legal.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 August 2009
Irrespective of the political composition of the various Balkan state governments, they are uniformly reacting to the economic crisis by shifting the entire burden onto the backs of the broad masses of the population.
By Paul Mitchell, 30 May 2009
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has alleged he was given an immunity deal by US diplomat Richard Holbrooke at the end of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s 1992-1995 war.
By Paul Mitchell, 11 April 2009
More revelations have emerged about tortures and murders carried out by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia in 1999 and the occupation that followed.