Bodyguards protect Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic during unrest at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11th. Photograph: Ivan Sebalj/Avaz/Reuters

This has been a long, hot summer of powerful and painful memories in the Balkans, and it has made some people fear for the region’s future. On a swel(...)

Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj (behind the flag) and his party members burn the Croatian national flag in front of the Croatian embassy during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s four-day Operation Storm. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Croatia and Serbia have held starkly contrasting ceremonies to mark 20 years since Croat troops crushed Serb separatists in an operation that caused (...)

Soldiers returning from particiption in Operation Storm, which in just three days reclaimed almost 20 per cent of Croatia’s territory. Photograph: Ilie Bumbac/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago in eastern Europe, a region on the periphery of a country in crisis took up arms against the new government. With the help of fighters(...)

A father and son, Serb refugees from Krajina in the aftermath of Croatia’s ‘Operation Storm’, walk alongside refugee vehicles near the Bosnian Serb city Banja Luka on August 10th, 1995. Photoraph:  Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

When the Croatian military’s Operation Storm rumbled towards the Serb-separatist-held town of Knin 20 years ago, eight-year-old Anja Raskovic stuffed (...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs  said it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who died in Croatia.

A Galway student has drowned while on holiday in Croatia. Local media reported Eamon Buckley was walking along a harbour in Split on Monday night wit(...)

The seaside town of Baska, Croatia is one of the more popular places, though it gets very busy in summer

My friend and I are planning an inter-railing trip this summer. We’re flying into Berlin, then going by rail to Prague for three days, then Budapes(...)

German comedian  Jan Böhmermann. He claimed responsibility on Wednesday for manipulating a video that allegedly shows Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the “middle finger” 0:51

The German row over the middle finger of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken an absurd turn. Since Sunday evening Germans have ob(...)

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Athens faces questions over its determination to tackle tax evasion by rich Greeks. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will face down his German critics – and Chancellor Angela Merkel – next Monday on his first official visit to Berl(...)

A map showing where the Jailbreak teams were at 10.30am on Sunday.

The Jailbreak 2015 challenge has been won by two mechanical engineering students from Trinity College Dublin - Hugh Wedlon and Ahmad Mu’azzam. They r(...)

Croatia’s justice minister Orsat Miljenic (left) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selkovic prior to a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague  yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another hurdle to improved relations between Croatia and Serbia was removed yesterday when the United Nations’ highest court ruled the two countries(...)