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New proposals to make Bosnia’s Federation entity less dysfunctional and more democratic should not be ignored by the country’s squabbling political elites.
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
Turkish soaps have replaced Latin American shows as must-sees for many TV viewers in the Balkans - tapping into nostalgia for a system of family values that people in the region have lost, and lament.
The arrest of the president of Bosnia’s Federation entity amid a political crisis over the government’s reconstruction has raised suspicions that it has political connotations.
Young Bosnians with Croatian passports will have new opportunities to work in Europe after Croatia joins the EU in July - but some regard this privilege with mixed feelings.
When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.
Kosovo playwright Jeton Neziraj discusses his work on such topics such as nationalism in art, Kosovo-Serbia relations, the links between religion and terrorism, and his new play on the possible independence of Wales.
The debate on war crimes courts at the UN General Assembly could have been a genuine chance to examine international justice and reconciliation, but it was marred by politically-motivated rhetoric.
Teenagers from Bosnia’s divided north-east came together at a youth peace camp near Sarajevo and found they could break down barriers that have torn their communities apart.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
Beyond the florid talk of Turkish-Bosniak brotherhood, there is little sign that Turkey is taking much economic interest in Bosnia, or developing into a diplomatic force there.
Muslim followers of Sufi-ism await the reconstruction of their ancient ‘tekke’ – a symbol of the revival of the forgotten dervish tradition in Sarajevo.
Paramilitary Veselin Vlahovic, alias ‘Batko’, who was given Bosnia’s longest ever war crimes sentence, became a notorious figure during the siege of Sarajevo because of his brutality.
Twenty years ago, the Bosnian Army started digging a tunnel underneath Sarajevo airport which would become the besieged city’s only relief route and a symbol of its resistance.
The latest attempt to solve the long-running row about implementing the 2009 rights ruling may have satisfied the Croats - but it does not please the original plaintiffs in the case.