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17 Jan 14

Bosnian Town Library Unveils 'Secret' Picasso

A library in the remote Bosnian town of Kozarska Dubica claims it has an original work by Pablo Picasso, which they kept secret for years in order to protect it.

19 Dec 13

Bosnian Writer's Book Tops BBC List

The Book of My Lives by Sarajevo-born writer Aleksandar Hemon was listed among the best 10 books of 2013 by the BBC Worldwide.

03 Dec 13

Kusturica's Stone Town to Revisit World War I

The anniversary of the start of World War I will be marked in film director Emir Kusturica's creation, Andricgrad, with lectures, debates and cultural events.

27 Nov 13

Sarajevo Adds Slice of History to Renamed Streets

To clear up confusion about Sarajevo's oft-renamed streets, the city is installing plates detailing their historical background - and who the names refer to.

22 Nov 13

National Geographic Hails Rebirth of Sarajevo

As the centenary of the start of World War I approaches, the world-famous travel publication says the Bosnian capital is a must-see destination in 2014.

28 Oct 13

Prijedor’s Mystery ‘Standing Woman’ Bemuses Bosnians

Jelena Topic, who has spent several weeks standing on a box without speaking in Prijedor’s main town square, has sparked public speculation about her as-yet-unexplained motives.

17 Oct 13

Bulgarian Wins Balkan Short Film Festival

'Botev is an idiot’, a fictional film by Deyan Bararev of Bulgaria, has won the 4th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival in Bucharest.

16 Oct 13

Bosnia in World Cup After Lithuania Win

Bosnians took to the streets on Tuesday night to celebrate the Bosnian national team's historic win over Lithuania, which means Bosnia qualifies for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

08 Oct 13

Switzerland Puts Balkan Culture in Focus

This year’s Culturescapes festival will take art, music, films, theatre, dance and literature from the Balkans to Switzerland and also bring Swiss culture to the region.

30 Sep 13

Ex-Yugoslav Musicians Perform ‘War Requiem’

Orchestras and choirs from four former Yugoslav republics played together in Zagreb at a concert intended to promote cross-regional understanding.

26 Sep 13

World Theatre Comes on Happy Note to Bosnia

The MESS theatre festival will bring some of the latest plays from around the world to Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 28 to October 7 under the logo 'Conquest of Happiness'.

23 Sep 13

Serbian Anti-War Film Competes for Top Prizes

Serbia’s candidate for top US and European film awards will be Circles, a drama about a young Serb who lost his life trying to save his Muslim friend during the war in Bosnia.

26 Aug 13

Georgian Wartime Drama Wins Sarajevo Prize

‘In Bloom’, about teenage girls growing up in a chaotic, war-ravaged society after the collapse of communism, won the best film and best actress awards at the 19th Sarajevo Film Festival.

01 Aug 13

Sarajevo Honours Croatian Writer for ‘Spreading Truth’

Well-known Croatian writer Predrag Matvejevic has been proclaimed an honorary citizen of Sarajevo because of his writing about the Bosnian conflict and his anti-war activism.

04 Jun 13

Zagreb Festival Opens in Sarajevo on Artistic Note

The five-day festival of the City of Zagreb opened in Sarajevo, starting with an exhibition of paintings by a pop singer.

Politics and Society

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

Culture Policy Focus

05 May 17

Bosnian Savours Success on Europe's Catwalks

Some of the clothing displayed at top fashion shows in Milan, London and Stockholm and worn by the likes of Madonna comes from Halida Susa’s humble home in a remote suburb of Sarajevo.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

25 Aug 15

Bosnia Croats Keep Old Tattoo Tradition Alive

27 Jul 15

Seeds of Street Art Sprout in Banja Luka


23 Jan 18

Chinese Bid to Build Croatia’s Peljesac Bridge Challenged

Austrian construction company Strabag AG filed a complaint against a bid made by the Chinese Road and Bridge Corporation to construct Croatia’s strategically important Peljesac Bridge.

19 Jan 18

Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples