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bosnia-s-ex-refugees-use-language-skills-in-call-centres-06-25-2017
26 Jun 17

Bosnia’s Ex-Refugees Use Language Skills in Call Centres

When German-speaking clients get through to a call centre, there is a good chance that the operator on the other end of the line is a Bosnian who found refuge in Germany during the 1992-5 war.

stagnant-bosnia-awaits-its-macedonian-moment--06-20-2017-1
21 Jun 17

Stagnant Bosnia Awaits its “Macedonian Moment”

Events in Macedonia have shown that genuine change remains possible in this region – but only if ordinary citizens are prepared to lead the way. 

bosnia-ponders-terror-threat-as-interpol-seeks-suspects-06-20-2017
20 Jun 17

Bosnia Ponders Terror Threat as Interpol Seeks Suspects

The number of Bosnian citizens wanted by Interpol on terrorism-related charges has risen to 13, but locals and analysts are divided about whether the country itself is in danger of attacks.

waiting-for-the-ramadan-bang-in-sarajevo-06-15-2017
19 Jun 17

Waiting for the Ramadan ‘Bang’ in Sarajevo

As the sun slowly approaches the top of the Zuc hill overlooking Sarajevo, the city’s Muslims stir their lemonades, preparing for the loud bang that means they can finally break their fast.

china-s-new-silk-road-poses-questions-for-balkans-06-16-2017
16 Jun 17

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ Poses Questions for Balkans

China's ambitious ‘Belt and Road’ initiative could deliver much-needed investments and infrastructure improvements to the Balkans, but it could also bring environmentally-harmful industrial projects, expert Guido Broekhoven told BIRN.

partisans-necropolis-in-bosnia-s-mostar-left-to-rot-06-14-2017
15 Jun 17

Partisans’ Necropolis in Bosnia’s Mostar Left to Rot

The monumental Partisans’ Cemetery in the Bosnian town of Mostar, where Yugoslav anti-fascist WWII fighters were buried, has been abandoned to decay, a victim of changing attitudes to history in the 1990s.

bosnia-s-roma-try-to-break-out-of-isolation-06-13-2017-2
14 Jun 17

Bosnia’s Roma Try to Break Out of Isolation

Roma people in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffer from poverty, discrimination and social exclusion from childhood onwards, and campaigners say that ensuring them a good education is the best way to change their fortunes.

students-challenge-ethnically-divided-education-in-bosnia-06-12-2017
12 Jun 17

Pupils Challenge Ethnically-Divided Education in Bosnia

Meet the pupils and teachers fighting against Bosnia and Herzegovina’s deeply divided education system and the segregation it entrenches.

us-balkan-policy-will-eventually-catch-up-with-reality-06-07-2017
08 Jun 17

US Balkan Policy Will Eventually Catch Up With Reality

At some point, Washington will be forced to re-engage with the Balkans and work out a new policy that is in tune with political reality.

putin-dodik-comradeship-causes-uncertainty-for-bosnia-06-07-2017
08 Jun 17

Putin-Dodik Comradeship Causes Uncertainty for Bosnia

Russian and Bosnian Serb leaders Vladimir Putin and Milorad Dodik have met yet again, but questions remain about whether their frequent get-togethers serve propaganda purposes or will deliver economic benefits.

inside-guide-to-the-balkans-secret-wonders-06-06-2017
06 Jun 17

Inside Guide to the Balkans’ Secret Wonders

Scattered across the Balkans are stunning little gems of nature or human history that are well worth making a detour to visit.

wartime-furnaces-remind-bosnians-of-struggle-for-warmth-05-31-2017
31 May 17

Wartime Furnaces Remind Bosnians of Struggle for Warmth

A display of improvised furnaces used during the war reminds Sarajevans of their creativity during the siege of the Bosnian capital.

trump-s-presidency-keeps-us-balkan-policy-unchanged-05-30-2017
30 May 17

Trump’s Presidency Keeps US Balkan Policy Unchanged

While many expected US foreign policy to undergo some U-turns under Trump, his lack of engagement in international affairs – with a few exceptions – seems to mean Washington’s role in the Balkans is tantamount to “leading from behind”.

main-bosnian-serb-opposition-party-evades-major-overhaul-05-29-2017
29 May 17

Bosnian Serb Opposition Party Ducks Major Reforms

Inconclusive party assembly disappoints those who hoped the Serbian Democratic Party would reinvigorate itself to the point where it could defeat Bosnian Serb strongman Milorad Dodik.

bosnians-celebrate-birthday-of-leader-they-never-knew-05-26-2017
26 May 17

Bosnians Celebrate Birthday of Leader They Never Knew

Bad weather did not stop a whole lot of young Bosnians from partying on May 25 in honour of the birthday of Yugoslav leader Josip Tito – who died long before most of them were born.