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22 May 15

War Crimes: Why ‘Sorry’ is Never Enough

Leading Serb politicians have apologised to Bosniaks for wartime crimes, but experts and victims say that without more concrete gestures of reconciliation, their words mean little.

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18 May 15

Mass Depopulation Threatens Bosnia’s Future

Bosnia faces bleak future as more and more citizens emigrate, leaving behind ethnic tensions and economic and social decline.

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15 May 15

Bosnia Feels Hounded by Menace of Strays

The number of attacks by stray dogs is increasing as packs multiply across Bosnia – but no systematic solution to the problem is in sight.

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15 May 15

Bosnia War Legacy Reduces Number of Mixed Marriages

Twenty years after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the majority of young people don’t want to marry or date someone from a different ethnic group or religion, data suggests.

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13 May 15

Bosnia’s Wartime Legacy Fuels Radical Islam

Islamist militancy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was behind a recent deadly attack on a police station in Zvornik, was first nurtured by foreign Mujahideen fighters in the 1990s conflict, experts believe.

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07 May 15

Appeals Court Row Stalls Bosnia’s Judicial Reforms

A dispute between politicians over establishing a state-level appeals court has halted the country’s judicial reforms and caused the European Union to suspend vital funding for war crimes prosecutions.

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24 Apr 15

Mass Demo For Srebrenica Victims Planned in Belgrade

The journalist behind an action to honour the victims of Srebrenica in Belgrade hopes his initiative will send a different picture of Serbia to the world.

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24 Apr 15

Bosnian Spring Brings Flurry of Party Elections

Bosnia’s top five parties in April and May will all elect new leaders or re-elect old ones - and these events will have a major influence on Bosnia’s immediate future.

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21 Apr 15

Bosnian Serbs Shun Film About Wartime Kindness

A new film about Bosnians who saved their neighbours rather than persecuting them in the war has drawn interest across Bosnia and Herzegovina – but not in the mainly Serbian entity.

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20 Apr 15

No Takers for Tito’s Secret Cold War Ark

Tito’s emergency command bunker in Bosnia and Herzegovina now hosts art exhibitions and thousands of tourists each year, yet no one seems willing to take on full management of this unique piece of Cold War history.

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17 Apr 15

Bosnian Serbs Challenge Constitutional Court Over Holiday

Bosnian Serb ruling and opposition blocs have joined forces to challenge the right of Bosnia’s constitutional court to rule on Republika Srpska’s annual holiday - a move that could spark a crisis.

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30 Mar 15

Cantonal Feuds Spell Trouble for Bosnia’s Federation Govt

The future of the coalition government in the Federation entity looks highly uncertain, given the wrangling between the three parties at the level of the entity’s ten cantons.

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26 Mar 15

The EU is Paying a Protection Racket in Bosnia

By outsourcing conditionality to Bosnia’s own politicians, the EU is prioritising the ‘stability’ of the elites over the interests of Bosnia’s own citizens.

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23 Mar 15

Bosnia Must Reform Ethnic Quota System, Experts Urge

Complex system of post-election ethnic quotas is seen as playing into the hands of parties who have learned how to manipulate the rules.

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19 Mar 15

Srebrenica: Flashbacks to an Atrocity

Northern Irish artist Anthony Haughey is marking the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacres with a film about the conflicting ideologies and contested views of history surrounding the killings.