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24 Nov 15

Bosnia's National Airline Awaits Imminent Closure

BH Airlines, the troubled national carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is likely to be put into liquidation before the end of the year after running up a debt of around 17.5 million euros.

17 Nov 15

Slovenia Delays Repaying Bosnians’ Lost Savings

Slovenia is still delaying the reimbursement of Bosnian clients of Ljubljanska Banka who lost their savings after the country left Yugoslavia in 1991.

02 Nov 15

Tax Dispute Threatens Steel Giant’s Bosnia Operations

A tax dispute between steel-manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal and the government of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska could cause the firm to pull out of the country.

26 Oct 15

Bosnia’s Visa Row with Kosovo ‘Costing Millions’

Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kosovo decreased by 20 million euros after Pristina demanded that Bosnian citizens obtain visitors’ visas.

30 Sep 15

Hotels Flourish as Sarajevo Changes its Image

Once seen as a tourist no-go area and a 'war zone', hotels are booming in Sarajevo as the city reinvents itself as a cultural and culinary hotspot in the Balkans.

31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

11 Aug 15

Unions Pile Pressure on Bosnia Federation Govt

Pensioners' associations and trade unions threaten new protests, adding to the pressure on the Federation government to address a difficult economic and social situation.

06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

01 Jul 15

Workers' Takeover Saves Iconic Bosnian Firm

The plucky workers at the iconic but bankrupt Dita detergent firm in Tuzla are claiming victory - after their refusal to abandon production appears to have paid off.

26 Jun 15

Montenegro Court Blocks Deal to Cut Roaming Charges

An agreement on reducing roaming charges between Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia could fail after a Montenegrin court called it 'unacceptable' for the country.

24 Jun 15

EU Market Opens to Bosnia Dairy Farmers

Bosnian producers will soon be able to re-start milk and diary exports to Croatia, and to other EU countries, in a major breakthrough for Bosnia’s feeble economy.

15 Jun 15

‘Reforms Yet to Pay Off’ in Bosnian Serb Entity

The government of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska is implementing a third round of economic and social reforms, but local businessmen and entrepreneurs still see no positive effects from previous changes.

12 Jun 15

Much-Loved Bosnian Company Rises From Ashes

Workers at the Tuzla's bankrupt Dita detergent company have restarted production on their own, following years of financial problems - and are winning cheers from the local community.

11 Jun 15

Bosnian Serb Entity Adopts Tough Pension Reforms

Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska is reforming its pension system to ensure regular payments but the changes may increase pressure on its already depleted budget.

27 May 15

Bosnia Federation Eyes Cash From Telecom Sales

The premier of Bosnia’s Federation entity has announced he is mulling the sale of two telecom companies in order to finance the continued construction of a major highway.

Politics and Society

27 Nov 15

Bosnian Serbs Unite to Defend Threatened Holiday

Normally feuding Bosnian Serb parties have united against a ruling by the state Constitutional Court, scrapping the entity's public holiday as 'discriminatory'.


21 Oct 15

Bosnia's Entities Borrow to Plug Pension Holes

Pension funds in Bosnia face a bleak future with the number of pensioners almost exceeding the number of those in work, poor collection of contributions and unsound government decisions.

Culture and Lifestyle

03 Nov 15

‘The Dark Ages’ Turns Bosnian War into Drama

Real-life testimonies from people who lived through recent conflicts in Europe have been transformed into a gripping theatre play - acted out by the people whose stories it highlights.