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bosnian-serbs-rush-to-finalise-disputed-referendum-09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Rush to Finalise Disputed Referendum

Officials in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are finalising preparations to hold their controversial referendum but the apparent haste has been causing confusion, while a boycott by Bosniaks seems certain.

the-bosnians-have-made-a-mess-of-this-referendum-09-23-2016-1
23 Sep 16

The Bosnians Have Made a Mess of This Referendum

The Bosniaks have made a strategic error in magnifying the trivial issue of the Serbs’ national day out of all proportion.

bosnian-serb-referendum-risks-reopening-pandora-s-box-09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serb Referendum Risks Reopening Pandora’s Box

Sunday’s controversial Bosnian Serb referendum, which directly contravenes decisions made by state and international authorities, will undermine the enforcement mechanisms of the 1995 Dayton peace accord.

war-talks-grips-balkans-ahead-of-bosnia-vote-09-22-2016
23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

The controversial referendum in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity has unleashed passions and language of a kind not seen since the 1990s - with the media in some countries fanning the flames.

putin-hosts-dodik-ahead-of-bosnia-serb-vote-09-21-2016
22 Sep 16

Putin Hosts Dodik Ahead of Bosnia Serb Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting the Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik in Moscow in what appears a clear sign of Kremlin support for the controversial referendum.

tara-mountain-a-true-touch-of-nature-09-12-2016
21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature

September is the perfect time to escape the city’s heat and noise with a relaxing trip to one of Serbia’s most beautiful mountains.

spectre-of-violence-hangs-over-bosnia-referendum-09-20-2016
21 Sep 16

Spectre of Violence Hangs Over Bosnia Referendum

Referenda have been deployed as a political weapon in the former Yugoslavia since it started to disintegrate – but their consequences rarely correspond to what their architects intend.

the-last-coal-plant-in-the-western-balkans--09-20-2016
20 Sep 16

The Last Coal Plant in the Western Balkans?

The Stanari lignite power plant in Bosnia officially starts operations today. If we are to have any hope of tackling climate change, it had better be the last one in the region,

bosnian-mayoral-hopefuls-tainted-by-crime-claims-09-19-2016
20 Sep 16

Bosnian Mayoral Hopefuls Tainted by Crime Claims

Nearly 50 candidates for the positions of mayor or municipality chief in next month’s Bosnian elections have been convicted of, charged with or investigated for organised crime, corruption or war crimes.

bosnia-s-niqab-wearers-brave-insults-to-show-faith-09-16-2016-1
16 Sep 16

Bosnia’s Niqab-Wearers Brave Insults to Show Faith

Muslim women who wear the face-covering niqab say they are often insulted or mocked on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but are determined to show they are following religious rules.

croatia-elections-foretell-disaster-awaiting-bosnia-s-civic-parties-09-14-2016
15 Sep 16

Croatia Elections Foretell Disaster Awaiting Bosnia's Civic Parties

After Croatia's Social Democratic Party, SDP, suffered an embarrassing defeat in the country's recent elections, a similar fate awaits Bosnia's civic parties in the upcoming local elections there.

milorad-dodik-from-pro-us-moderate-to-bosnian-serb-separatist-09-13-2016
14 Sep 16

Milorad Dodik: From Pro-US Moderate to Bosnian-Serb Separatist

Once a pro-West centrist, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity is now a hard-line nationalist whose policy aims include splitting the country.

bosnian-serbs-seek-to-limit-referendum-damage-09-12-2016
12 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Seek to Limit Referendum Damage

Under pressure from the West and Serbia, Bosnian Serb leaders are pondering last-minute options to avert the damage that would be caused by a disputed referendum, without losing credibility before local elections.

mladen-ivanic-centrist-tilting-right-ahead-of-elections-09-09-2016
09 Sep 16

Mladen Ivanic: Centrist Tilting Right Ahead of Elections

The Serbian member of Bosnia’s presidency appears to be taking a harder line on key Bosnian Serb issues ahead of local and general elections.

balkan-leaders-revive-nationalism-for-political-advantage-09-02-2016-2
05 Sep 16

Balkan Leaders Revive Nationalism for Political Advantage

The increased nationalist rhetoric in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia is a ploy by some politicians to win votes at upcoming elections and by others to distract from economic problems, experts argue.