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agrokor-boss-vows-to-tackle-problems-in-bosnia-06-23-2017
23 Jun 17

Agrokor Boss Vows to Tackle Problems in Bosnia

Ante Ramljak says future focus will now be on stabilising operations in Bosnia, where Agrokor’s daughter companies reportedly owe suppliers over 100 million euros.

bosnians-get-back-beloved-train-to-the-south-06-08-2017
08 Jun 17

Bosnians' Beloved Train to the South Departs Again

Sarajevans are now able to travel to the south by train again, more than a year after the line was closed for reconstruction – although the route will no longer reach the Croatian coast.

croatia-moves-to-settle-its-pre-war-bosnia-investment-05-24-2017
24 May 17

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia is pushing ahead with demands for compensation for its lost prewar investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

mine-sale-failure-stuns-bosnian-serb-leader-dodik-05-18-2017-2
18 May 17

Mine Sale Failure Stuns Bosnian Serb Leader Dodik

Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik has suffered a major blow from the collapse of the planned sale of the Ljubija mine to Israeli bidders.

politics-remains-one-of-bosnia-s-most-lucrative-businesses-05-09-2017
10 May 17

Debt-Ridden Bosnia Lavishes Cash on Political Parties

Bosnia's deficit-crippled budgets increasingly struggle to cover social benefits and pensions, yet they still put aside millions to generously subsidise the country's numerous political parties.

bosnian-animal-rights-activists-angered-over-postponment-of-fur-farming-ban-04-21-2017
24 Apr 17

Postponement of Bosnian Fur-Farming Ban Angers Activists

Animal rights organisations are furious about lawmakers' decision to postpone a ban on raising animals for their fur for a decade, but fur-farming supporters insist prohibition would mean lost jobs.

bosnia-s-politicians-tackle-effects-of-agrokor-s-crisis-04-07-2017
10 Apr 17

Impact of Agrokor Crisis Alarms Bosnia's Leaders

Bosnian politicians seek urgent meetings with managers of companies linked to Agrokor, amid fears that the troubled Croatian giant's financial difficulties could affect their economy as well.

croatia-s-agrokor-chief-restructuring-officer-known-04-03-2017
03 Apr 17

Alvarez Likely to Head Restructuring of Croatia's Agrokor

Media reports have revealed that Antonio Alvarez III of Alvarez and Marsal will be in charge of restructuring Croatia's troubled economic giant Agrokor.

standstill-agreement-reached-between-croatian-agrokor-and-banks-03-31-2017-1
31 Mar 17

Emergency Deal Announced to Keep Croatia's Agrokor Solvent

Amid fears that Croatia's biggest private company could sink under its debts, Erste bank on Friday announced a 'standstill agreement' designed to keep the failing giant solvent during a restructuring process.

bosnian-entrepreneurs-aim-to-treat-stress-with-technology-02-28-2017
01 Mar 17

Bosnian Entrepreneurs Aim to Treat Stress with Technology

Young programmers in Bosnia hope they can help to relieve stress-related illness at the same time as brightening their own prospects amid high national levels of unemployment.

balkan-retail-giant-agrokor-face-new-troubles-02-24-2017
24 Feb 17

Balkan Retail Giant Agrokor Faces New Troubles

The biggest retail company in Croatia, with a strong presence in the region, faces fresh financial trouble, as its bond prices drop again.

bosnian-military-exports-to-middle-east-booming-02-16-2017
17 Feb 17

Bosnian Military Exports to Middle East Booming

Bosnia’s growing foreign arms sales are a rare export success for the country, although many weapons are going to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of abuses in the Yemen conflict.

conference-aims-to-help-boost-bosnian-commercial-dispute-settlement-02-15-2017
16 Feb 17

Bosnia Seeks Solutions for Costly Business Disputes

A conference will promote better arbitration to make Bosnia more attractive for potential foreign investors, amid three investment disputes involving the country that could cost it over 700 million euros.

bosnian-serbian-delegation-launches-charm-offensive-in-saudi-arabia-01-30-2017
31 Jan 17

Bosnia, Serbia Launch Joint Trade Offensive in Saudi Arabia

The first joint delegation by trade officials from Bosnia and Serbia to visit Saudi Arabia aims to create a united front for the two Balkan states when it comes to boosting arms exports, analysts say. 

unions-protest-in-banja-luka-over-wage-reductions-12-21-2016
22 Dec 16

Bosnian Serb Unions Protest Over Wage Cuts

Unions plan protests on Thursday in Banja Luka against cuts in public-sector salaries in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska - timed to coincide with MPs' discussion of the budget.

Politics and Society

belgrade-backed-paramilitaries-blamed-for-widespread-wartime-crimes-06-27-2017
27 Jun 17

Belgrade-Backed Paramilitaries Blamed for Ethnic Cleansing

At the retrial of former Serbian security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, a witness said Serb paramilitary groups like Arkan’s Tigers and the Red Berets carried out ethnic cleansing under Belgrade’s command.

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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.

04 May 17

Soaring Debt Threatens Bosnia’s Liquidity

Culture and Lifestyle

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.

05 May 17

Bosnian Savours Success on Europe's Catwalks