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10 Jan 18

Flow of Migrants Drains Bosnia of its Youth

Dispirited by never-ending political quarrels and a dire economic and social situation, people are leaving Bosnia en masse, searching for better future abroad.

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02 Jan 18

Entrepreneur Bucks Trend Among Business-Shy Bosnians

Many youngsters are unwilling to start a business in Bosnia because of the complex red tape and high taxes – but one woman says the obstacles poses less of problem than people think.

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28 Dec 17

Bosnia: Landmark Verdicts Highlight Post-War Divisions

The conviction of Ratko Mladic was cheered by Bosniaks but condemned by Bosnian Serb leaders, while rival reactions to the acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric also highlighted the country’s continuing ethnic discord.

balkan-cities-to-party-their-way-into-2018-12-26-2017
27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

Across the region, New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with public concerts and fireworks and more.

brotherlove-bridge-meets-bosnia-s-troubled-political-waters-12-25-2017
25 Dec 17

"Brotherlove" Bridge Meets Bosnia's Troubled Political Waters

The newly opened bridge between Bosnia and Serbia fails to connect the two countries due to discords between Bosnia's different administrative levels.

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25 Dec 17

Balkans Heroes – People Who Saved 2017

As the Balkans readies for a new year, we bring you a list of ‘Balkan heroes’ – men and women who acted selflessly in tough times, or when no one else was brave enough to do so.

sarajevo-siege-mothers-remember-their-lost-children-12-21-2017
22 Dec 17

Sarajevo Siege Mothers Remember Their Lost Children

In the year that Ratko Mladic was convicted of terrorising Sarajevo during the wartime siege, two mothers of young children who were killed by the shelling recall the horror they lived through, and explain how they survived.

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21 Dec 17

Hague Tribunal Closes Down, Leaving Disputed Legacy

The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shuts on Thursday after convicting 90 war criminals, but its successes have been accompanied by courtroom controversies and a disputed legacy in Balkan countries.

war-crimes-convicts-hague-tribunal-was-a-political-court-12-19-2017
20 Dec 17

War Crimes Convicts: Hague Tribunal was a ‘Political Court’

Convicted war criminals from Bosnia and Herzegovina say that they still believe that the Hague Tribunal, which closes down on Thursday, was a politically biased court that could never deliver impartial justice.

bosnia-s-last-yugoslavs-the-generation-war-hit-hardest-12-19-2017
19 Dec 17

Bosnia’s Last Yugoslavs – the Generation War Hit Hardest

The last generation of Bosnians to come of age in the early 1990s, before the bloody collapse of Yugoslavia, recall a lost youth and the cost they paid.

bosnia-s-foreign-flag-still-draws-mixed-feelings-12-05-2017
06 Dec 17

Bosnia’s ‘Foreign’ Flag Still Draws Mixed Feelings

Some 17 years after post-war Bosnia got its official flag, many Bosnian citizens still refuse to recognise it.

secret-serbian-indictment-claims-army-helped-mladic-12-01-2017
05 Dec 17

‘Secret’ Serbian Indictment Claims Army Helped Mladic

The indictment of Ratko Mladic’s aides, which the Serbian prosecution has released to BIRN after initially declaring it a state secret, says the Bosnian Serb military chief had Yugoslav Army assistance while hiding in Belgrade.

slobodan-praljak-defending-himself-by-distorting-history-12-01-2017
04 Dec 17

Slobodan Praljak: Defending Himself by Distorting History

In an 800-page document sent to BIRN several months before his public suicide, Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak tried to rewrite history and dispute court-established facts to absolve himself of crimes.

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20 Nov 17

Facing Up to Mladic After Surviving a Massacre

Grgo Stojic is the only victim of a wartime massacre in the Bosnian village of Skrljevita who survived to testify against former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic in the Hague Tribunal courtroom.

we-believed-mladic-when-he-said-we-d-be-safe--11-17-2017
20 Nov 17

‘We Believed Mladic When He Said We’d Be Safe’

When Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, who faces judgment this week, met frightened Bosniaks after his forces took Srebrenica in 1995, he told them they wouldn’t be harmed - but then the massacres began.