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is-feudal-ex-yugoslavia-incapable-of-reform--02-20-2017
21 Feb 17

Is Feudal Ex-Yugoslavia Incapable of Reform?

Western Balkan societies remain mired in squalor and resentment because we have not had the courage to demand anything better or confront our feudal, predatory elites.

croatia-s-biggest-retailer-struggles-to-avoid-collapse-02-19-2017
20 Feb 17

Croatia’s Biggest Retailer Struggles to Avoid Collapse

The biggest retail company in the region, Croatia’s Agrokor, is facing an uncertain future due to its accumulated debt, and analysts say urgent measures are required to save it from demise.

bosnian-prosecution-seeks-more-funds-for-exhumations-02-14-2017
14 Feb 17

Bosnian Prosecution Seeks More Funds for Exhumations

The prosecution has asked the Bosnian state presidency for more money to exhume war graves after only receiving 95,000 euros from the Council of Ministers for 2017.

bosnia-s-divided-stolac-braces-for-disputed-poll-rerun-02-14-2017
14 Feb 17

Bosnia’s Divided Stolac Braces for Disputed Poll Rerun

The town of Stolac has been economically depressed and divided by post-war political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by violence at last October’s local election, which is now set for a rerun.

more-work-for-the-balkan-map-makers--02-12-2017
13 Feb 17

More Work for the Balkan Map Makers?

The 1995 Dayton deal ended a boom time for Balkan mapmakers – but with ‘land swaps’ and frontiers once more up for discussion, they could find their services in demand again.

russia-never-went-away-from-the-balkans-01-18-2017
08 Feb 17

Russia Never Went Away from the Balkans

If the West now has to compete with Russia for influence in the Balkans, that might not be a bad thing.

bosnia-struggles-to-address-child-begging-problem-02-07-2017
08 Feb 17

Bosnia Struggles to Address Child Begging Problem

Despite the fact that some cases involve the organised exploitation of minors, the Bosnian authorities have failed to find a workable solution to the widespread problem of children begging on the streets.

sarajevo-peace-charter-challenges-balkan-warmongers-02-02-2017
03 Feb 17

Sarajevo Peace Charter Challenges Balkan Warmongers

An online Balkan peace charter started by two journalists from Bosnia and Croatia has attracted several thousand signatures of support - but there has been no response from regional political leaders.

balkan-jihadi-warriors-remain-safe-on-the-netj-01-27-2017
02 Feb 17

Balkan Jihadi Warriors Remain Safe on the Net

While Balkan countries have curbed the flow of fighters to foreign wars, the online space is still a haven for Islamist extremists who remain out of reach there, recruiting and spreading messages of hate.

bosnian-croat-serb-alliance-makes-bosniaks-nervous-01-31-2017
31 Jan 17

Bosnian Croat-Serb Alliance Makes Bosniaks Nervous

Growing cooperation between Bosnia’s Croat and Serb leaders is making many Bosniaks anxious – but whether this improbable alliance can survive in the long term is questionable.

bosnia-s-war-childhood-museum-finally-opens-01-30-2017
30 Jan 17

Bosnia’s War Childhood Museum Opens in Sarajevo

A moving exhibition of mementoes of children who lived through the war has finally opened after the War Childhood Museum secured enough funding to acquire a permanent home.

student-prayer-breaks-alarm-defenders-of-secular-bosnia-01-26-2017
26 Jan 17

Student ‘Prayer Breaks’ Alarm Defenders of Secular Bosnia

Fears of the growth in Islamic influence in Bosnian life have been augmented after Sarajevo University Senate advised faculties to let students to take a break on Friday for prayers.

non-medics-overload-bosnia-s-failing-health-system-01-23-2017
25 Jan 17

Non-Medics Overload Bosnia’s Failing Health System

The percentage of non-medics working in Bosnian hospitals is too high and is suffocating the health sector, experts warn.

bosnia-in-2017-political-feuds-jeopardize-quiet-economic-recovery-01-23-2017
24 Jan 17

Bosnia in 2017: Political Feuds Jeopardize Quiet Economic Recovery

After a bruising 2016, the test for Bosnian leaders in 2017 will be overcoming their differences on reforms, steering the economy towards recovery – while resisting the divisive force of nationalist politics. 

capturing-the-image-of-ethnic-cleansing-in-bosnia-01-19-2017
23 Jan 17

Capturing the Image of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia

Photojournalist Ron Haviv’s shocking image of a Serbian paramilitary kicking a woman’s corpse during the Bosnian war is one of the subjects of a forthcoming documentary about his most significant pictures.