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19 Feb 15

Bosnia Federation To Raise Cash From Privatization

The government of Bosnia's mainly Bosniak and Croat Federation entity plans to sell its remaining shares in several large companies to ease its financial problems.

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17 Feb 15

Bosnian Serbs Take Last Bite of Big Mac

Fast food giant McDonald's is closing its doors in Banja Luka - another victim of the deteriorating business climate that is hitting shops and firms across the country.

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14 Jan 15

World Bank Revises Croatia's GDP Growth Down

In more bad news for the struggling centre-left government, the World Bank has altered its earlier forecast of Croatia’s GDP growth in 2015, cutting it from 1.2 to 0.5 per cent.

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02 Jan 15

Snow Lifts Spirits in Bosnia's Ski Resorts

Bosnia's mountain resorts are packed with tourists this year, celebrating New Year's Eve in the freshly fallen snow.

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01 Jan 15

Bosnia Federation Unable to Adopt 2015 Budget

Delays in forming a government in Bosnia's Federation entity have led lawmakers to adopt a decision on temporary financing, instead of a 2015 budget that would allow for new programmes.

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29 Dec 14

Bosnians in Dark About Choosing Power Supplier

The electricity market in Bosnia is opening up to competition from January 1 - but few people have been informed about the changes on offer - and what they will mean.

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18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.

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18 Dec 14

Raiffeisen Gloomy About Croatia, Serbia Economies

Regional analysis conducted by Raiffeisen bank says the economies of Serbia and Croatia saw no growth in 2014 and will not do much better in 2015 - while the outlook for other countries is somewhat brighter.

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12 Dec 14

Albania and Bosnia Lag in Europe GDP Table

Albania and Bosnia have the lowest GDP per capita of 37 European countries examined, while Bulgaria is the EU's poorest country, the bloc’s statistics office, Eurostat, said on Thursday.

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27 Nov 14

Bosnia Denies Busting Russian Sanctions on EU

Bosnia sought to assure Russia that it was not being used to transit agricultural products from EU countries and breach sanctions that Moscow imposed on Brussels amid the Ukraine crisis.

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04 Nov 14

Bosnian Firms Claim Slovenian Supermarket Chain 'Robbed' Them

Around a hundred Bosnian firms - which claim they were robbed when the Slovenian supermarket chain Tus quit the country leaving millions in debts to suppliers - have started a joint fight for compensation.

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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.

Politics and Society

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22 Jan 18

Bosnia Confirms CoE Probing Serb MP for Corruption

Bosnia's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Milica Markovic, an MP in the state parliament, is being investigated by the Council of Europe over suspicions of corruption in connection with her reports from Armenia and Azerbaijan.

22 Jan 18

Dodik Should Beware his Toxic Friend

19 Jan 18

Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples

19 Jan 18

Djukic Trial for Tuzla Massacre Delayed Again

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18 Jan 18

EU Funds Bring Hope for Bosnia's Neglected Farmers

A last-minute political breakthrough means that Bosnian farmers may finally be able to access badly needed EU funds for agriculture.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

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01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

29 Sep 17

Sarajevo's Metalworkers Revive their Craft