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30 Mar 15

Cantonal Feuds Spell Trouble for Bosnia’s Federation Govt

The future of the coalition government in the Federation entity looks highly uncertain, given the wrangling between the three parties at the level of the entity’s ten cantons.

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26 Mar 15

The EU is Paying a Protection Racket in Bosnia

By outsourcing conditionality to Bosnia’s own politicians, the EU is prioritising the ‘stability’ of the elites over the interests of Bosnia’s own citizens.

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23 Mar 15

Bosnia Must Reform Ethnic Quota System, Experts Urge

Complex system of post-election ethnic quotas is seen as playing into the hands of parties who have learned how to manipulate the rules.

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19 Mar 15

Srebrenica: Flashbacks to an Atrocity

Northern Irish artist Anthony Haughey is marking the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacres with a film about the conflicting ideologies and contested views of history surrounding the killings.

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17 Mar 15

Russia in the Balkans: Perceptions and Realities

The pragmatic interests of the Balkan states – which lie in the direction of Europe - are imposing limits on the Kremlin’s drive to regain influence in the region.

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03 Mar 15

Bosnia’s Elites are ‘Ignoring the New Reality’

A leading sociologist, Dino Abazovic, says elite focuses on ethnic identity and conflict ignore the fact that for most people today, the struggle between rich and poor is what matters.

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27 Feb 15

Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

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19 Feb 15

Domestic Violence Revives Bosnian Women’s War Nightmares

Women who were traumatised by rape and sexual abuse during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina have often become the victims of domestic violence by abusive husbands afterwards.

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18 Feb 15

Blood Ties

Sons and daughters of men indicted for Balkan war crimes reveal how the accusations affected them - and why they remain loyal to their fathers.

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16 Feb 15

Bosnian Baby Beats Ethnically-Divided System

The parents of nine-month-old Faruk Salaka have become the first to register their son’s nationality as ‘Bosnian’, defeating a system that insists on strict ethnic definitions.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-maintain-educational-divide
13 Feb 15

Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Maintain Educational Divide

The country’s ethnic and political divisions are reflected in its education system, which experts worry is implanting the prejudices of the past in the minds of a new generation.

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09 Feb 15

Memories of Snow and Blood in Sarajevo

Six boys and girls who died while playing in the snow when Bosnian Serb forces shelled a residential neighbourhood of Sarajevo in 1994 were just a few of the children killed during the city siege.

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06 Feb 15

Bosnia Protesters Brace For Difficult Anniversary

A year on from the mass protests that shook Bosnia but failed to bring about lasting change, thousands of people are planning to hit the streets once again.

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05 Feb 15

Big Brother is Watching Us in Bosnia

A year on from the February protests, many of us who took part in them are still being targeted by an increasingly oppressive state apparatus.

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02 Feb 15

A Lost Child on the Frontline

Serbian director Vuk Rsumovic’s film ‘No Man’s Child’ is based on the true story of a boy found living wild with wolves and then sent to fight in the Bosnian war.