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26 Nov 15

Anti-Schengen Clamour Holds Dangers for Balkans

Growing calls to scrap a border-free Europe - in the wake of the Paris attacks – are a real threat to stability in the Western Balkans.

26 Nov 15

Bosnia's Jews Fear Community is Fading Away

Many of Bosnia’s remaining Jews fear half a millennium of existence is about to come to an end – although some are less pessimistic.

23 Nov 15

Bosnia ‘Lacks Resources’ for Terror Investigations

After two soldiers were killed in a suspected Islamist attack in Sarajevo last week, the Bosnian prosecution warned that it doesn’t have the manpower to handle such cases properly.

21 Nov 15

20 Years after Dayton, Bosnia’s Neighbours Still Worry Bosniaks

The open hostilities between Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in the 1990s have long given way to friendlier relations - but Bosniaks are still anxious about their neighbours.

20 Nov 15

Post-Dayton Bosnia Missed Economic Opportunities

Despite billions given in foreign donations, two decades after the end of the war Bosnia is again struggling with a stalled economy.

20 Nov 15

Bosnia's High Representatives: Never-Ending Story

Bosnia's seven High Representatives have gone from being a bystander to the country's governor and back again, but may yet be critical to the country's future.

20 Nov 15

Bosnians Pessimistic About Peace Deal’s Legacy

Regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation or economic status, many people in Bosnia and Herzegovina agree that the only success of the Dayton peace agreement 20 years ago was ending the war.

19 Nov 15

Bosnia Restless, 20 Years After Dayton

On the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Agreement, which ended the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is heated debate about whether it was a success or a failure.

18 Nov 15

Dayton’s Successes Offer Reform Lessons for Bosnia

The EU and US should learn from the successful outcomes of the 1995 Dayton peace deal to help Bosnia and Herzegovina create a comprehensive reform package that will ensure a functioning state.

17 Nov 15

The EU’s Responsibility Failure in Bosnia

Two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement ended the 1992-95 war, Bosnia and Herzegovina presents risks that the European Union would rather avoid than confront.

16 Nov 15

Pimps Profit from Bosnia’s Hapless Judiciary

Convicted pimps and human traffickers often get to keep the money from their criminal activities because the Bosnian judiciary isn’t trying hard enough to seize their illegally-obtained assets.

13 Nov 15

Mounting Security Risks Leave Bosnia Vulnerable

Bosnia’s security situation looks increasingly precarious as rising ethnic and political tensions mingle with economic and social hardship and global and regional turbulence.

12 Nov 15

Indebted Franc Borrowers Feel Abandoned in Bosnia

Thousands of borrowers who took out loans in Swiss francs cannot repay what they owe and accuse Bosnia’s authorities of indifference to their plight.

11 Nov 15

Bosnian Court Fears ‘Abolition Attempt’ by Serbs

The state court fears that a new Bosnian Serb reform proposal is aimed at abolishing the state-level judiciary, but Republika Srpska says it just wants to clarify the division of authority between the state and Bosnia’s entities.

11 Nov 15

Bosnia Faces Battle to Improve Pre-school Education

Bosnia is lagging far behind Europe and even some African countries in terms of kindergarten attendance rates – but local officials are determined to improve matters.