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bosnia-s-chinese-investments-come-with-strings-attached-05-25-2016
25 May 16

Bosnia's Chinese ‘Investments’ Come With Strings Attached

Chinese money is enabling Bosnia to overhaul its aging power plants – but these loans will all have to be repaid some day.

turkey-s-balkan-role-uncertain-after-davutoglu-05-15-2016
16 May 16

Turkey’s Balkan Role Uncertain After Davutoglu

The resignation of Premier Ahmet Davutoglu - architect of Turkey’s assertive foreign policy in the Balkans - raises questions about who will now fill this role in future.

wealthy-arabs-buy-slice-of-heaven-in-bosnia-05-12-2016
13 May 16

Wealthy Arabs Buy Slice of ‘Heaven’ in Bosnia

Bosnia is becoming an attractive destination for Arab and Gulf state visitors, many of whom are buying real estate – but while some welcome the influx, not everyone is delighted.

rival-rallies-leave-bosnian-serbs-fearing-violence-05-12-2016
12 May 16

Rival Rallies Leave Bosnian Serbs Fearing Violence

The two Bosnian Serb blocs - which have been locked in all-out political war since the 2014 elections - risk a major collision on Saturday after scheduling simultaneous rallies in Banja Luka.

mosque-reopening-spotlights-wartime-killings-of-clerics-05-11-2016
11 May 16

Mosque Reopening Spotlights Wartime Killings of Clerics

The recent reopening of Bosnia’s historic Ottoman-era Ferhadija mosque, which was destroyed in wartime, highlighted the killings of clerics and widespread destruction of religious buildings during the 1992-95 conflict.

outrage-over-war-led-bosnian-to-syria-05-09-2016
10 May 16

Outrage Over War Led Bosnian to Syria

Ibrahim Delic, who fought alongside mujahideen troops in the Bosnian war and is now on trial for taking part in the Syrian conflict, says anger over the suffering in the Middle East made him travel there.

historic-mosque-reopening-tests-bosnian-serbs-tolerance-05-05-2016
05 May 16

Historic Mosque Reopening Tests Bosnian Serbs’ Tolerance

The grand reopening of a historic Ottoman-era mosque in Banja Luka, restored after being demolished by Serb forces during wartime, will indicate how committed Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity is to reconciliation.

the-false-threat-of-secession-in-bosnia-05-02-2016
04 May 16

The False Threat of Secession in Bosnia

The simple truth is that the Republika Srpska cannot and will not become independent.

bosnia-moves-to-push-banks-to-release-reserves-05-02-2016
03 May 16

Bosnia Moves to Push Banks to Release Reserves

Bosnia hopes to force banks to lend more money to business by charging them fees for deposits that exceed the reserves required to be held in the Central Bank – but some doubt whether the strategy will work.

bosnian-serb-fighters-mercenary-path-to-syria-04-22-2016
22 Apr 16

Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

italian-soldiers-keep-dying-from-balkan-syndrome--04-14-2016
18 Apr 16

Italian Soldiers Keep Dying from ‘Balkan Syndrome’

At least 300 Italian soldiers may have died from exposure to depleted uranium in Bosnia and Kosovo - but the Italian authorities continue to deny the existence of a connection.

emigration-drains-herzegovina-of-bosnian-croats-04-10-2016
11 Apr 16

Emigration Drains Herzegovina of Bosnian Croats

Bosnian Croats are abandoning the Herzegovina region, largely because of the poor job situation and low wages - and the better opportunities on offer in the EU.

bosnia-failing-to-share-terror-threat-intelligence--04-01-2016
01 Apr 16

Bosnia ‘Failing to Share Terror Threat Intelligence’

Returnee fighters from Syria and Iraq pose “biggest threat”, says Bosnia’s security minister, yet officials confirm intelligence-sharing between the divided state’s police agencies is slow or even non-existent.

how-seselj-s-verdict-got-history-terribly-wrong-04-01-2016
01 Apr 16

How Seselj’s Verdict Got History Terribly Wrong

In acquitting Vojislav Seselj of all charges, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia applied flawed logic, a bad understanding of history, and a stunning lack of decency and common sense.

the-scandal-packed-spectacle-of-vojislav-seselj-s-trial-03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

The Scandal-Packed Spectacle of Vojislav Seselj’s Trial

Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial saw a series of scandals and disruptions, with the Serbian Radical Party leader repeatedly mocking the UN court and refusing to return for the verdict on Thursday.