Balkans: November 13, 2003


Serbia and Montenegro's president apologized for "evil" committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, which claimed over 200,000 lives.

Meanwhile, Croatia's former ruling nationalist party called on all ethnic Serb refugees who fled the country during the 1990s war to return and promised a normalization of ties with Serbia. Around 280,000 Serbs fled the country during the war, most to neighboring Serbia and Montenegro or to Serb-dominated parts of Bosnia. To date, only around 100,000 Serbs have returned to Croatia. - Adam Geibel

The majority of refugees created by the 1990s Balkan wars were Serbs. 


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