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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.

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15 Jan 14

Macedonia Tops Balkan Economic Freedom List

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has put Macedonia at the top of the Balkan region in terms of economic freedom.

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10 Dec 13

Balkan Economies Recovering, World Bank

The South East Europe region exited recession in the first half of 2013, led by strong growth in exports, a report by the World Bank presented on Monday in Tirana says.

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03 Dec 13

Number of Insolvent Firms Rises in Bosnia

The Bosnian Central Bank reported that the number of companies with blocked bank accounts had risen by several thousand since last year's data was released.

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28 Nov 13

Shell Likely to Exploit Oil in Bosnia's Federation

Bosnia's Federation entity appears ready to grant oil giant Shell a concession to explore for oil and gas.

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18 Nov 13

Free Trade in Focus at Sarajevo Conference

Central European Free Trade Agreement countries are meeting in the Bosnian capital to discuss key global and regional challenges.

Politics and Society

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31 Oct 14

Bosnian Serbs, Croats Cement Alliance on Govt

Bosnia's main Serbian and Croatian parties on Thursday agreed on a basis for the formation of a new governments - and invited Bosniak parties to join the talks.

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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.