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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.

crowdfunding-a-glimmer-of-hope-to-industrious-bosnians-12-09-2016
13 Dec 16

Crowdfunding Offers Cash-Strapped Bosnians Hope

It may be somewhat new to the Balkans - but crowdfunding platforms are fast becoming a valuable new financial resource for aspiring Bosnian entprepreneurs.

bosnian-serb-leader-hunts-for-cash-in-china-11-04-2016
04 Nov 16

Bosnian Serb Leader Hunts for Cash in China

Milorad Dodik, president of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, is in China, seeking investment for the entity’s struggling economy.

serbia-and-bosnia-open-trade-office-in-turkey-10-26-2016
27 Oct 16

Serbia, Bosnia Open Joint Trade Office in Turkey

Bosnia and Serbia have opened a joint office in Istanbul, Turkey, hoping to stimulate trade between the three countries and Turkish investment.

croatia-bosnia-to-discuss-key-bridge-project-09-13-2016
14 Sep 16

Croatia, Bosnia to Discuss Key Bridge Project

Croatian and Bosnian officials will meet to discuss the construction of a long-delayed new bridge linking the two countries which is important for the development of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

imf-loan-pulls-bosnia-back-from-brink-09-09-2016
09 Sep 16

IMF Loan Pulls Bosnia Back From Brink

New loan averts danger of liquidity crisis - but the IMF’s strict terms will pose a challenge to politicians hunting votes in the October elections.   

bosnian-banks-give-interest-free-loan-to-federation-08-25-2016
25 Aug 16

Bosnian Banks Give Interest-Free Loan to Federation

Local commercial banks provided a loan to Bosnia's cash-strapped Federation entity with a negative interest rate as officials sought to plug holes in the budget.

craft-beer-enthusiasts-find-good-business-in-bosnia-08-12-2016
15 Aug 16

Craft Beer Enthusiasts Find Good Business in Bosnia

Despite the small size of the country and a lack of a traditional beer-drinking culture, small craft breweries are flourishing in Bosnia.

bosnian-fruit-producers-scared-by-russian-ban-08-04-2016
05 Aug 16

Russian Ban Alarms Bosnia Fruit Producers

Bosnian fruit and vegetable producers stand to lose millions of euros after Russia slapped a temporary ban on imports of such items from Bosnia, citing concerns about safety.

bosnia-biomass-energy-potential-lies-unexploited-07-22-2016
25 Jul 16

Bosnia Failing to Exploit Biomass Potential

If forest-rich Bosnia made full use of the potential from biomass energy, it could meet around 7 per cent of its electricity needs, but the resource is not being exploited, experts say.

political-wrangles-put-bosnia-s-imf-loan-on-hold-07-07-2016
07 Jul 16

Political Wrangles Put Bosnia’s IMF Loan on Hold

Unexpected delay in IMF program seen as major blow to Bosnia's hopes of staving off a liquidity crisis.

rs-large-scale-plan-for-hydro-power-plants-unaccomplished-06-16-2016
17 Jun 16

Bosnian Serb Power Plant Plan Remains Grounded

Grand plans in Republika Srpska to build more than 100 hydro-power plants over the past decade have not got far, officials concede.

bosnian-meat-companies-look-for-new-opportunities-in-turkey-06-02-2016
03 Jun 16

Bosnia Meat Exporters Spy Future in Turkey

Bosnian meat producers anticipate new business opportunities in Turkey, after the authorities in Ankara agreed to buy around 6,000 tons of meat from the country.

bosnia-to-get-new-550-million-program-from-imf-05-25-2016
25 May 16

Bosnia Clinches New €550m Deal With IMF

Bosnia hopes new four-year IMF deal will cover a looming liquidity crisis - but some pundits fear it is too little, too late.

bosnia-must-tackle-corruption-foster-private-sector-05-16-2016
17 May 16

Bosnia Urged to Foster Private Sector and Curb Graft

Bosnia needs to further develop its private sector and fight its rampant corruption in order to increase stability and prosperity, experts say.

Politics and Society

fudge-over-bosnian-serbs-visits-to-trump-official-inauguration--01-20-2017
20 Jan 17

Bosnian Serb Invites to Trump Gala Disputed

Although the Republika Srpska's government website claimed the Prime Minister of the Bosnian entity was attending Donald Trump's inauguration, a US embassy statement suggested she was not the official invitee.

20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

Premium

booming-grey-economy-costs-bosnian-entity-millions-10-30-2016
31 Oct 16

Booming Grey Economy Costs Bosnian Entity Millions

Tax officials in Bosnia’s Federation entity say almost a fifth of companies doing business there appear to operate without a licence, depriving the budget of huge sums.

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

28 Jul 16

Bosnia Struggles to Sell Its Failing Companies

15 Jun 16

IMF Seeks Fresh Privatisations in Bosnia

Culture and Lifestyle

photographers-document-bosnia-s-war-of-memories--01-13-2017
13 Jan 17

Photographers Document Bosnia’s ‘War of Memories’

An exhibition of pictures by two Bosnian photographers offers stark images of memorials to people of all ethnic groups who were killed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

27 Dec 16

Crafty Ideas for Holidays Around the Region