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09 Oct 15

Cash Runs Short For Bosnia's Soup Kitchens

Soup kitchens provide vital services for some of the poorest people in Bosnia, but several face closure in coming months because the funding is running out.

08 Oct 15

Brammertz Warns Bosnia Prosecution on Looming Deadline

Hague prosecutor says the Bosnian prosecution can expect a ‘very critical’ report if it misses a deadline on war-crime cases transferred to Bosnia from The Hague.

30 Sep 15

Don’t Rebury WW1 Col Apis in Serbia, Historian Urges

As Belgrade readies to bury remains of Col Dragutin Dimitrijevic Apis the historian Milivoj Beslin says it sends the wrong message to a country still troubled by political murders.

29 Sep 15

Bosnia’s Reckless Borrowing Brings Crisis Closer

Bosnia's profligate leaders have long seen borrowing as the answer to every problem – but the time is approaching when that option will no longer be on the table.

28 Sep 15

Flood-Hit Bosnian Schools Need Fresh Repairs

Bosnian schools rebuilt after the 2014 floods struggle with delays, leaks and damp, raising questions over the quality of works.

25 Sep 15

Bosnian Serbs Start Election Campaign Early

Local elections in Bosnia are not till next year, but both the ruling and opposition blocs in Republika Srpska are already gearing up for battle whose outcome is hard to call.

18 Sep 15

Bosnia’s Rundown Railways See Light at End of Tunnel

After years of being run down and shunned by travelers, there is new hope that the overhaul of the rail network may be in sight.

10 Sep 15

Serb Referendum Threat Again Looms over Bosnia

Diplomatic moves are being plotted after the Constitutional Court in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity cleared the path for a controversial and potentially destabilising referendum.

04 Sep 15

Naser Oric Indictment Wins No Applause in Bosnia

The war crimes indictment of Bosniak ex-general Naser Oric has been called politically motivated by both Serb and Bosniak victims’ groups as well as attracting criticism from legal experts.

03 Sep 15

Europe Must Not Leave Bosnia to its Despair

The deep depression afflicting so many Bosnians could end in violence, unless the international community finally wakes up to its responsibilities.


25 Aug 15

Bosnia Croats Keep Old Tattoo Tradition Alive

A Balkan tradition that dates backs millennia - which seemed close to dying out after World War Two - has inspired a new generation of fans, keen to keep up a connection to their ancestors.

19 Aug 15

Balkan Countries Must Take ISIS Seriously

Even if they are mostly just propaganda, Balkan governments must not dismiss any threats coming from ISIS, Middle East expert Janko Scepanovic tells BIRN.

11 Aug 15

Bosnian Refugees’ Homeland Holidays Marred by Tensions

Some 20,000 Bosniak refugees return to the Serb-dominated town of Prijedor each summer, boosting local businesses - but hopes of economic improvement have been threatened by a flare-up of ethnic tensions.

07 Aug 15

Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

07 Aug 15

Children’s Killers in Refugee Bombing Go Unpunished

Twenty years after Croatian planes bombed a column of Serb refugees, killing four children and five adults near Bosanski Petrovac in Bosnia during military Operation Storm, no one has been prosecuted.