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balkan-countries-brace-for-british-vote-on-eu-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

deepening-political-crisis-blocks-bosnia-s-eu-path-06-21-2016
22 Jun 16

Census Bombshell adds to Bosnia's EU Woes

A new twist in the ongoing row over Bosnia's 2013 census has further bedevilled Bosnia's chances of meeting the conditions needed to start membership talks.

imf-seeks-new-privatisations-better-banking-regulation-in-bosnia-06-14-2016
15 Jun 16

IMF Seeks Fresh Privatisations in Bosnia

New privatisations, better banking regulations and reductions in public expenditure are some of the IMF's key requirements of Bosnia, IMF representative Francisco Parodi said.

the-balkans-will-suffer-if-britain-quits-europe-06-14-2016
15 Jun 16

The Balkans Will Suffer if Britain Quits Europe

If UK voters opt to quit the EU on June 23, which recent polls suggest they might, the negative effects will be felt as far away as Belgrade and Tirana.

crisis-wracked-bosnia-approaches-tipping-point-06-09-2016
09 Jun 16

Crisis-Wracked Bosnia Approaches Tipping Point

A new report by a Bosnia-based think-tank, the Social Overview Service, warns time is running out to address damaging political divisions and economic woes and secure the country’s path towards the EU.

arabs-marry-bosnian-women-to-establish-parallel-families-06-06-2016
06 Jun 16

Arabs Marry Bosnian Women to Establish Parallel Families

After an influx of tourists and investors from Gulf countries in recent years, Bosnia faces a new issue - Arab men marrying local women as second or third wives, who remain in the country waiting for their husbands' occasional visits.

sarajevo-traditional-bakery-flavours-muslim-ramadan-06-03-2016
06 Jun 16

Sarajevo Bakery Braces for Ramadan Bonanza

Sarajevo's Poricanin bakery is keeping alive a long family tradition of baking 'somuni' bread - attracting customers from all over the Bosnian capital, especially during the Ramadan fast.

bosnia-s-elites-get-the-cars-they-desire-06-01-2016
01 Jun 16

Bosnia’s Elites Get the Cars They Desire

Officials in Bosnia have found a neat way to get round public procurement laws and get the exact official limos they want.

vojislav-seselj-seeks-political-resurrection-in-bosnia-05-25-2016
26 May 16

Vojislav Seselj Seeks Political Resurrection in Bosnia

With his popularity boosted by his war crimes acquittal, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj is hoping to stage a political comeback among Bosnia’s Serbs as well as in his home country.

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.