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03 Feb 16

Bosnia's Cash-Strapped State TV Risks Closure

BHRT, Bosnia's State television, is facing extreme financial hardship, its administrative board has warned - adding that if no solution is found, the company might have to shut down.

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06 Jan 16

EU Suspends Trade Preferences for Bosnia

Bosnian farmers are worried after Brussels suspended free trade arrangements - which means they will have to pay tarrifs once again to export produce to EU markets.

bosnian-only-flag-carrier-braces-for-imminent-liquidation-11-23-2015
24 Nov 15

Bosnia's National Airline Awaits Imminent Closure

BH Airlines, the troubled national carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is likely to be put into liquidation before the end of the year after running up a debt of around 17.5 million euros.

slovenia-delays-the-compensation-to-former-clients-of-ljubljanska-banka-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-11-16-2015
17 Nov 15

Slovenia Delays Repaying Bosnians’ Lost Savings

Slovenia is still delaying the reimbursement of Bosnian clients of Ljubljanska Banka who lost their savings after the country left Yugoslavia in 1991.

tax-evasion-scandal-threatens-arcelormittal-s-venture-in-bosnia-11-02-2015
02 Nov 15

Tax Dispute Threatens Steel Giant’s Bosnia Operations

A tax dispute between steel-manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal and the government of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska could cause the firm to pull out of the country.

bosnia-s-visa-row-with-kosovo-is-costing-millions-to-its-private-sector-experts-warn-10-26-2015
26 Oct 15

Bosnia’s Visa Row with Kosovo ‘Costing Millions’

Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kosovo decreased by 20 million euros after Pristina demanded that Bosnian citizens obtain visitors’ visas.

touristic-boom-makes-sarajevo-hotel-businesses-to-flourish-09-17-2015
30 Sep 15

Hotels Flourish as Sarajevo Changes its Image

Once seen as a tourist no-go area and a 'war zone', hotels are booming in Sarajevo as the city reinvents itself as a cultural and culinary hotspot in the Balkans.

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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

bosnia-s-federation-government-faces-growing-social-pressure-08-11-2015
11 Aug 15

Unions Pile Pressure on Bosnia Federation Govt

Pensioners' associations and trade unions threaten new protests, adding to the pressure on the Federation government to address a difficult economic and social situation.

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06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

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01 Jul 15

Workers' Takeover Saves Iconic Bosnian Firm

The plucky workers at the iconic but bankrupt Dita detergent firm in Tuzla are claiming victory - after their refusal to abandon production appears to have paid off.

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26 Jun 15

Montenegro Court Blocks Deal to Cut Roaming Charges

An agreement on reducing roaming charges between Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia could fail after a Montenegrin court called it 'unacceptable' for the country.

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24 Jun 15

EU Market Opens to Bosnia Dairy Farmers

Bosnian producers will soon be able to re-start milk and diary exports to Croatia, and to other EU countries, in a major breakthrough for Bosnia’s feeble economy.

businessmen-still-wait-for-reforms-to-pay-off-in-bosnian-serb-entity
15 Jun 15

‘Reforms Yet to Pay Off’ in Bosnian Serb Entity

The government of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska is implementing a third round of economic and social reforms, but local businessmen and entrepreneurs still see no positive effects from previous changes.

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12 Jun 15

Much-Loved Bosnian Company Rises From Ashes

Workers at the Tuzla's bankrupt Dita detergent company have restarted production on their own, following years of financial problems - and are winning cheers from the local community.

Politics and Society

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12 Feb 16

Detention Sought For Bosnian Banker Pavlovic

The Prosecution has asked Bosnia's state court to detain Slobodan Pavlovic, owner of the Pavlovic Bank, and three other suspects, for 30 days.

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bankrupt-bosnia-looks-to-imf-for-salvation-01-25-2016
25 Jan 16

Bankrupt Bosnia Looks to IMF for Salvation

Timid recent improvements in Bosnia's economic performance may be too little and too late, as the country faces near-disaster without a new IMF program.

Culture and Lifestyle

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31 Dec 15

Ring in the New Year Balkan Style

New Year’s Eve in the Balkans means music, fireworks, food, and more music in city squares under the stars.