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Croatian war criminals released after appeal by Western military chiefs

By Paul Mitchell, December 11, 2012

The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia Appeals Court overturned the convictions of Croatian general Ante Gotovina and Assistant Interior Minister Mladen Markac.

Protests against Slovenian government

By Markus Salzmann, December 10, 2012

On December 3, tens of thousands took to the streets in Slovenia to demonstrate against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Janez Janša’s right-wing government.

Protest against austerity measures in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, November 27, 2012

On November 17, 30,000 people protested in the Slovenian capital against austerity policies.

Slovenia: Government and opposition join ranks to impose austerity

By Markus Salzmann, September 29, 2012

Slovenia’s conservative government is working closely with the opposition Social Democrats and the trade unions to impose another austerity package.

Slovenia threatened with national bankruptcy

By Markus Salzmann, September 10, 2012

Although the country’s total debt is relatively low at 47 percent of GDP, the crisis gripping Slovenia’s three largest banks threatens to drag the country into the abyss.

Banking crisis intensifies in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, August 6, 2012

Slovenia is among the Eastern European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis.

New austerity package in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, July 6, 2012

With Slovenian banks heavily in debt, the right-wing government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa is acceding to demands for tougher austerity measures.

Escalating protests in Montenegro

By Ognjen Markovic, March 24, 2012

A large demonstration against declining living standards and corruption took place in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica on March 18.

Montenegrin unions agree to pay and job cuts

By Ognjen Markovic, January 26, 2012

Unions in Montenegro have agreed to a cut in the number of public employees, pay reductions and a three-year ban on strikes.

Croatia: Referendum paves way for EU accession

By Markus Salzmann, January 25, 2012

Croatian voters approved the country’s joining the European Union in a referendum held on Sunday.

New Croatian government to implement big business measures

By Ante Dotto, December 13, 2011

The newly elected Social Democratic-led coalition in Croatia will step up the austerity measures demanded by the financial markets.

Slovenian election brings businessman to power, more cuts promised

By Markus Salzmann, December 10, 2011

The Positive Slovenia party won the early parliamentary election held in the Adriatic nation last Sunday with 29 percent of the vote.