comment 03 Sep 15

Europe Must Not Leave Bosnia to its Despair

The deep depression afflicting so many Bosnians could end in violence, unless the international community finally wakes up to its responsibilities.

 

Jessie Hronesova
Sarajevo
Sarajevo | Photo.Flickr.

It is easy to yield to the Potemkin glamour of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo these days. With echoes of the film festival still in the air, Sarajevo is recuperating from the high-class event when the city was filled with foreigners, red carpets and money.

Houses still shine with new facades, parks with new benches and paths, garbage was finally taken out of the streets while stray dogs were removed from the city centre. There were suddenly more four-star hotels than cevabdzinica stalls in the old market, or carsija. It is easy to get lullabied by this camouflage good life. But life in Bosnia is anything but good.

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