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5 September 2010

Serbian immigrants seek answers about the horror [USA]

Author: Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

Zivka Mijic…want[s] the tragic story of what brought her family to a Chicago suburb told in federal court…The class-action lawsuit recently filed in Chicago, to which Zivka is a party, alleges that American mercenaries were behind their suffering. As...

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18 August 2010

L-3 Accused in Suit of Training Croats for Genocide

Author: Andrew M. Harris, Bloomberg

Two L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. units were sued by ethnic Serbians who claim the company’s MPRI military consulting firm trained and equipped Croatian forces for mass killings during a 1995 offensive. The lawsuit against L-3 Communications Corp....

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18 August 2010

U.S. Mercenaries Accused of Abetting Genocide

Author: Robert Kahn, Courthouse News Service

A private U.S. defense contractor "trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan," which killed or displaced more than 200,000 Serbs in 1995…the Genocide Victims of Krajina say in Chicago...

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17 August 2010

USA: Serbians sue L-3 Communications, claim its MPRI unit was complicit in 1995 ethnic cleansing by Croatian army - L-3 says lawsuit is "without merit"

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1 June 2010

[PDF] Doing business while advancing peace and development

Author: United Nations Global Compact

Conflict affects a society at all levels…business has an interest in promoting peace and development, two main objectives of the United Nations…what is the scope of the private sector’s contribution in conflict prevention, post-conflict reconstruction...

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29 September 2009

Workers strike at Bulgaria energy tycoon's Serbia factory

Author: Sofia News Agency

The workers at a Serbian tire factory owned by the Bulgarian energy tycoon Hristo Kovachki have gone on strike over unpaid wages. Workers…demanded to be paid immediately and announced that the plant has stopped production. 700 of the 2100 total work...

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3 September 2009

Explosions in Serb ammunition factory kill six

Author: Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

Four explosions at an ammunition factory in western Serbia killed six people and wounded at least eight on Thursday, a police official said...Prvi Partizan is Serbia's largest ammunition factory...[Deputy Interior Minister Predrag] Maric said...

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17 June 2009

Balkans – source, transit and destination for human trafficking

Author: Focus News Agency

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The Balkan states are seen as source, transit, and a destination point for men, women, and children. The report says the governments in the region make efforts to fight...

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26 March 2009

Serbian lawmakers pass anti-discrimination law

Author: Jovana Gec, Associated Press

Serbian lawmakers narrowly gave final approval…to an anti-discrimination law…The law bans any kind of discrimination, whether based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender or other factors…[and] also provides for a special state representative...

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10 December 2008

South east Europe's leaders urged to ditch oil, lignite and grasp renewables

Author: CEE Bankwatch

...[N]on-governmental organisations from six south east European countries…called on regional decision-makers to stop using the Energy Community of South East Europe…process as a vehicle to promote climate-damaging oil and lignite projects…[T]he groups...

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