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21 Oct 16

Bosnian Serb Opposition Party Chooses New Leader

After its recent local election debacle, the main opposition party in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska is trying to consolidate, but the process is burdened by internal power struggles and divisions.

20 Oct 16

Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

More than 1,000 women in Bosnia and Herzegovina who suffered sexual violence during the 1990s conflict cannot become mothers because of serious psychological traumas and the medical consequences of being raped.

20 Oct 16

Arabic Courses Boom in Suburb of Bosnian Capital

Arabic language courses are thriving in parts of Sarajevo that have seen an influx of cash, businesses and tourists from the Gulf states.

19 Oct 16

Seizures Show Bosnians Still Hoarding Illegal Guns

Recent weapons seizures in the Sarajevo area highlight how Bosnians still possess hundreds of thousands of illegal firearms from the 1990s war which pose a threat to public safety and national security.

19 Oct 16

Donald Trump Sows Confusion over NATO

The US needs to think seriously about NATO’s future involvement in the Balkans, but Donald Trump’s chaotic comments about the military alliance mean that the important issues are being obscured.

12 Oct 16

Western Powerlessness Strengthens Bosnian Serb Leader

EU and US officials indicated they would not act over the illegal Bosnian Serb referendum before local elections to avoid fuelling already heightened tensions – but even after the ballot, they remain quiet.

11 Oct 16

Bosniaks Feel Unwanted in Bosnian Serb Entity

Events in Srebrenica and the recent controversial referendum have been like salt in the wounds for many Bosniaks living in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity.

06 Oct 16

Srebrenica Waits Uneasily for Mayoral Vote Result

Officials claimed that everything was calm but some locals were nervous as they continued to wait to find out whether a Serb or a Bosniak has won the mayoralty in the wartime flashpoint town.

06 Oct 16

EU’s Crisis Will Slow Balkan Accession, Expert Says

Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, says the EU is likely to slow accession talks with the Balkan countries in the context of ‘huge resistance’ to enlargement.

05 Oct 16

Local Elections Herald New Political Turmoil in Bosnia

The complex results and numerous controversies over the polls are unlikely to ease tensions in the country ahead of the 2018 general elections.

30 Sep 16

Local Issues Get Crowded Out in Bosnian Election

The focus on big national topics - such the controversial Bosnian Serb referendum - has pushed important local issues to the margins in the election campaign.

30 Sep 16

Referendum Dispute May Swing Bosnia’s Local Elections

As the country prepares for crucial local elections, a big question is how last week's controversial Bosnian Serb referendum will impact on voters.

30 Sep 16

Serbia’s Bosniaks Fret over Bosnian Serb Referendum

The controversial Bosnian Serb referendum has added to the existing ethnic and political tensions in the largely impoverished Bosniak-majority Sandzak region of southern Serbia.

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

A new report paints a broadly optimistic picture of economic trends in the Balkan region where growth rates in particular are picking up.

23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Rush to Finalise Disputed Referendum

Officials in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are finalising preparations to hold their controversial referendum but the apparent haste has been causing confusion, while a boycott by Bosniaks seems certain.