Balkans: August 30, 2005


Serbia's Vojvodina region is predominantly an ethnic Hungarian enclave. It's one of those "pieces of the former Habsburg empire" that became "a piece of the former Yugoslavia." Etcetera. Serbs have been suspicious of ethnic Hungarian demands for political rights and autonomy. Some ethnic Hungarians have been extremely suspicious of Serbian intentions. Serbs see Kosovo slowly seceding from Serbia and don't want to lose anymore territory. That's why a recent terror attack today, on an ethnic Hungarian leader's home has stirred passions throughout Vojvodina and worried Serbian leaders in Belgrade. Ethnic Hungarians report a rise in violent incidents. Serbia's senior leaders, however, have condemned the attacks.




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close