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18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.

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18 Dec 14

Raiffeisen Gloomy About Croatia, Serbia Economies

Regional analysis conducted by Raiffeisen bank says the economies of Serbia and Croatia saw no growth in 2014 and will not do much better in 2015 - while the outlook for other countries is somewhat brighter.

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12 Dec 14

Albania and Bosnia Lag in Europe GDP Table

Albania and Bosnia have the lowest GDP per capita of 37 European countries examined, while Bulgaria is the EU's poorest country, the bloc’s statistics office, Eurostat, said on Thursday.

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27 Nov 14

Bosnia Denies Busting Russian Sanctions on EU

Bosnia sought to assure Russia that it was not being used to transit agricultural products from EU countries and breach sanctions that Moscow imposed on Brussels amid the Ukraine crisis.

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04 Nov 14

Bosnian Firms Claim Slovenian Supermarket Chain 'Robbed' Them

Around a hundred Bosnian firms - which claim they were robbed when the Slovenian supermarket chain Tus quit the country leaving millions in debts to suppliers - have started a joint fight for compensation.

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29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

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17 Oct 14

Balkan States Face Crisis if Russia Halts Gas Flow

Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia could face a very cold winter if Russia halts gas exports to the EU, a gas stress test carried out by Brussels says.

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29 Sep 14

Balkan States to Cut Mobile Roaming Charges

Following the EU's example, regulators in four Balkan countries have finally agreed to reduce mobile phone roaming charges, which are much higher than in western Europe.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

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27 Aug 14

Outlook For Bosnian Job-seekers Remains Grim

Tens of thousands Bosnians lost their jobs since this year began, and the latest employment figures show that the labour market remains stagnant.

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26 Aug 14

Bosnia's Embattled Dairy Farmers Seek New Markets

Shut out of Croatia since Zagreb joined the European Union last July, hard-pressed Bosnian dairy farmers are eying alternative markets as far away as Russia.

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25 Aug 14

Bosnia Opens New Stretch of Pan-European Corridor

The opening on Monday of a stretch of highway and a major tunnel between Sarajevo and Zenica marks a new stage in the construction of a European traffic corridor running from Croatia in the north to the Adriatic coast in the south.

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15 Aug 14

Bosnia Looks to Serbia to Boost Russian Exports

As Serbia eyes the business opportunities in Russia’s ban on EU food imports, Bosnia is also hoping to boost exports there, with its neighbour's help.

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25 Jul 14

Bosnia MPs Back Plan for New Power Plant

Lawmakers of Bosnia's Federation Parliament have lent support for a project to construct Bloc 7 of the Tuzla and Banovici power plants, described as Bosnia's most important energy investment in decades.

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24 Mar 14

Bosnia’s Mostar Airport Aims for Expansion

Mostar has announced new flight destinations amid hopes of attracting more tourists, bringing more money into the area and creating jobs.

Politics and Society

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19 Dec 14

SDA Names Bosnia's New Prime Minister

The main Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, has named Denis Zvizdic as the next President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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08 Aug 14

Bosnia’s Flood Bill Will Fall Mainly on Citizens

It is only now sinking in that most of the foreign money pledged for post-flood reconstruction is coming in the form of loans - which Bosnia will have to repay.

Culture and Lifestyle

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06 Oct 14

Vanessa Redgrave Premieres Bosnia Protest Film

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and her son Carlo Nero held the premiere in Sarajevo of their new documentary 'Bosnia Rising', which follows the events that triggered mass protests this year.