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turkey-s-anti-gulen-campaign-leaves-bosniaks-in-dilemma-03-24-2017
24 Mar 17

Turkey’s anti-Gulen Campaign Leaves Bosniaks in Dilemma

The failure of Bosnia’s Bosniak leaders to meet Turkish demands to close down organisations allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen could cost them Ankara’s support.

bosnia-s-pyramids-get-celebrated-from-unusual-perspective-03-23-2017
23 Mar 17

Bosnia’s 'Pyramids' Get Celebrated from Unusual Perspective

Brussels-based photographer Thomas Nolf embraces Visoko’s famous so-called pyramids for offering a divided country a positive ‘ground-up’ version of history.

bosnian-authorities-ignore-us-warnings-on-crime-03-22-2017
22 Mar 17

Bosnian Authorities Ignore US Warnings on Crime

The Bosnian authorities are dismissing or failing to take serious notice of US government reports warning that the country is vulnerable to corruption, organized crime or even terrorism.

srebrenica-s-first-serb-mayor-tries-to-escape-the-past-03-22-2017
22 Mar 17

Srebrenica’s First Serb Mayor Tries to Escape the Past

Mladen Grujicic, Srebrenica’s first Serb mayor, says he wants to look beyond the trauma of war and the bitterly-contested genocide debate to seek a better future for the depopulated, impoverished town.

europe-is-not-going-to-solve-balkan-dramas-03-21-2017
22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

The idea that the EU is going to speed up the accession process in the Balkans to prevent states from collapsing or fighting each other is a complete fantasy.

fiddling-in-sarajevo-as-europe-unravels-03-20-2017
21 Mar 17

Fiddling in Sarajevo as Europe Unravels

The pointless summit in Sarajevo showed only that Brussels remains in the grip of a dangerous illusion that the Balkans can remain perpetually unstable but peaceful in Europe’s waiting room. 

europe-is-ignoring-growing-balkan-chaos-03-17-2017
17 Mar 17

Europe is Ignoring Growing Balkan Chaos

EU leaders may repeat that the doors ‘remain open’ to Balkan countries - but in reality the doors look closed for the foreseeable future, which means current tensions there are likely to escalate.

bosnia-farmers-fear-effects-of-eu-trade-agreement-03-13-2017
15 Mar 17

Bosnia Farmers Fear Effects of EU Trade Agreement

Bosnia’s farmers fear the new trade deal with the EU could wipe out domestic farmers - who have been left face the full force of EU competition without support and protection from their government. 

strife-torn-bosnians-yearn-for-tito-s-golden-age--03-10-2017
13 Mar 17

Strife-Torn Bosnians Yearn for Tito’s ‘Golden Age’

As Bosnia sinks deeper into division and turmoil, more and more people remember the ‘golden era’ of Josip Broz Tito with fondness. 

genocide-appeal-s-rejection-sends-bosnia-critical-message-03-10-2017
10 Mar 17

Genocide Appeal’s Rejection Sends Bosnia Critical Message

The International Court of Justice’s refusal to consider an application to review its 2007 ruling in Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia could shake up the political scene and offer the country some vital lessons.

homeless-football-gives-vulnerable-bosnians-hope-03-06-2017
07 Mar 17

‘Homeless Football’ Gives Vulnerable Bosnians Hope

Bosnians on the margins of society are getting a new start in life, thanks to a programme that give them a chance to play in international football tournaments.

reform-logjam-threatens-bosnia-s-hopes-of-imf-cash-03-03-2017
03 Mar 17

Reform Logjam Threatens Bosnia’s Hopes of IMF Cash

Financially drained by feuding politicians who have repeatedly ducked key reforms, Bosnia again faces a possible liquidity crisis if the troubled IMF program is not unblocked.

state-holiday-celebration-exposes-bosnia-s-deep-divide-02-28-2017
01 Mar 17

Independence Day Events Expose Bosnia’s Deep Divide

Official commemorations of the anniversary of the March 1992 referendum that paved the way for Bosnia’s independence from Yugoslavia have triggered a new legal dispute in the deeply divided state.

bosnian-serb-leaders-mull-retaliation-for-genocide-appeal-02-26-2017
27 Feb 17

Bosnian Serbs Mull Retaliation for Genocide Case Appeal

Politicians in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are debating their response to Sarajevo’s genocide case appeal against Serbia, which threatens to turn into one of the biggest crises since the war.

bosnia-s-two-entities-are-racing-to-the-bottom-02-23-2017
23 Feb 17

Bosnia’s Two Entities Are Racing to the Bottom

With high unemployment rates, little investment, a culture of excessive spending, high debts and blocked IMF program, Bosnia's two entities seem to be engaged in race to complete bankruptcy.