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08 Apr 14

Balkans Weigh Impact of Russia-Ukraine Gas Feud

If Russia cuts or curbs the gas supply to Ukraine, some Balkan countries, especially Bosnia and Serbia, could be hard hit, as they lack alternative supply routes.

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28 Mar 14

Privatization Kills off Bosnia’s Oil Industry

Supposedly ‘lifesaving’ privatization deals with foreign partners have been a disaster for oil companies in both Bosnia’s entities.

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19 Mar 14

Son of Sarajevo Icon Finds His Own Feet

The Bosnian capital’s much-loved last shoe-shiner, ‘Uncle Miso’, was not the last in the line after all - it turns out; his son is taking over the job.

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12 Mar 14

Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

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05 Mar 14

Time to Try a Third Way in Bosnia

A new approach, combining a focus of local ‘ownership’ of reforms with a stronger engagement by the international community, could offer a way out of the current dead end.

croats-say-own-entity-will-make-bosnia-home
04 Mar 14

Croats Say Own Entity Will Make Bosnia ‘Home’

While many Croats in Bosnia seek their own ‘entity’, there is no consensus yet in the Croat camp on whether it would really benefit the community much - or where it should be.

bosnia-needs-the-right-strategy-for-change
25 Feb 14

Bosnia Needs the Right Strategy for Change

The urgent need to take action in Bosnia should not sacrifice the importance of doing it properly, or the need for a constitution that guarantees political accountability.

war-on-the-bosnian-protests
24 Feb 14

Politicians Play War Games With Bosnia Protests

Politicians in Bosnia have been trying to stir up bad memories of the 1990s conflict in a bid to undermine and discredit the nationwide protests against economic hardship and corruption.

bosnia-s-only-starting-on-road-to-democracy
21 Feb 14

Bosnia’s Only Starting on Road to Democracy

Lack of agreement on whether Bosnia’s root problem is the Dayton structures, corruption, inequality - or something else - is a reminder of the challenges facing the protest movement.

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20 Feb 14

Is Ukraine the Next Yugoslavia?

Parallels between the situation today in Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s are disturbing and real.

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19 Feb 14

Bosnians Are Hungry in Three Languages

Bosnia must escape from its dead end through complete reform of its failed political system - with the aid of a new EU Marshall Plan.

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17 Feb 14

Bosnia’s Bloated Bureaucracy is Consuming Cash

Bosnia’s five levels of government are gobbling up tax money and leaving everyone else on the margins – but getting the massive public sector to relinquish its privileges will be hard.

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14 Feb 14

Five Reasons to Act Urgently on Bosnia

Don’t let Bosnia’s leaders – or the international community – off the hook with delay.

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14 Feb 14

Bosnia Must be Rebuilt in Sarajevo, Not Brussels

The protests have shown clearly that Bosnians want to decide their own future, not have solutions handed down from elsewhere.

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13 Feb 14

Bosnia Police’s Rough Tactics Inflame Protesters

Pressure is growing on the police to explain the growing number of reports of police beatings of detained protesters, some in their teens.