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tito-s-ny-penthouse-opens-doors-to-potential-buyers-10-13-2017
16 Oct 17

Tito's NY Penthouse Opens Doors to Potential Buyers

A real estate agency is ready to show potential buyers the 418-square-metre penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan once used by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.

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23 Aug 17

Balkan Experts Create Global Warning App

At the time of insecurity over terrorism and natural disasters, a couple from Bosnia and their friend from Serbia have created a smart phone application called 'Ping' that warns users of imminent dangers in their vicinity.

russia-repays-bosnia-old-soviet-debt-08-08-2017
08 Aug 17

Russia to Repay Soviet-Era Debt to Bosnia

Russia is to repay $125 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, finally resolving the issue of its Soviet-era debt to the former Yugoslav country.

croatia-s-trade-barrier-angers-neighbors-08-02-2017
02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

Western Balkan countries have united in condemning Croatia's tax increase on imports of fruit and vegetables, with some hinting at possible counter-measures in response.

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.

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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.

Politics and Society

media-freedom-in-bosnia-on-decline-10-20-2017
20 Oct 17

Bosnia's Rights Ministry Spotlights Challenges Facing Media

A report from Bosnia’s Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees on freedom of speech, which the government has adopted, notes threats, defamation lawsuits and self-censorship as some of the key problems in the media.

18 Oct 17

Ratko Mladic Trial Verdict Set for November 22

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eu-mulls-lower-roaming-charges-for-balkans-10-18-2017
19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

The European Commission is considering cutting roaming charges for the Western Balkans, following calls from EU candidate countries to abolish the fees. 

Culture and Lifestyle

sarajevo-s-metalworkers-revive-their-craft-09-29-2017
29 Sep 17

Sarajevo's Metalworkers Revive their Craft

Practising traditional crafts used to be despised in Bosnia – but in times of high unemployment and stress, the contented craftsmen in Sarajevo’s Old Town feel they are the lucky ones.

11 Aug 17

Sarajevo Film Festival Under Way