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08 Mar 17

Bosnian Army’s Role in Croatian General Movie Criticised

Serb war veterans condemned the Bosnian Army’s decision to allow a production company to use its tanks and military equipment to shoot a film about the life of controversial Croatian general Ante Gotovina.

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14 Feb 17

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art Trafficking

Bosnian authorities do not have a central database of lost and stolen artworks from the country, so an NGO has made one for them.

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13 Jan 17

Photographers Document Bosnia’s ‘War of Memories’

An exhibition of pictures by two Bosnian photographers offers stark images of memorials to people of all ethnic groups who were killed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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14 Nov 16

Bosnia Museum Marks Half-Century Amid Rescue Hopes

Sarajevo's Historical Museum, a favourite among tourists to Bosnia, is marking an important anniversary amid fresh hope that decades of neglect may be drawing to an end.

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27 Oct 16

Bosnian Theatre Festival to Sue Over Death Threats

After canceling performances of a play due to threats of violence, the MESS International Theatre Festival in Sarajevo has said it will pursue those responsible.

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12 Oct 16

New Artists Revive Sound of Sevdah in Bosnia

The sound of the traditional form of Balkan folk music known as sevdah is hitting the airwaves afresh as a new generation of Bosnian musicians releases new tracks.

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11 Aug 16

Sarajevo Film Festival Seen as Celebration of Life

More than 220 film and 44 premiere screenings will take place at the Sarajevo Film Festival that runs from August 12 to 20.

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09 Aug 16

Robert De Niro to Open Sarajevo Film Festival

US actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be a special guest at this week’s Sarajevo Film Festival, where he will be presented with the event’s highest award.

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04 Aug 16

Bosnian Serbs Make Shoes for Melania Trump

A factory in Republika Srpska is producing two pairs of shoes for Donald Trump's Slovenian-born wife, Melania, ‘as sign of support ... in the upcoming elections.’

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18 Jun 16

Mega Trail Revives Ancient Communication Routes in The Balkans

Mountain enthusiasts, NGOs and private companies from the Western Balkans are developing a mega trail, called the Via Dinarica, to connect the region from Slovenia to Albania via a series of hiking and biking paths.

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13 May 16

Sarajevo Museum to Preserve Wartime Childhood Memories

A group of Sarajevo residents is developing a museum devoted to childhood during wartime to preserve the mementoes and memories of Bosnians who grew up during the 1990s conflict.

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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.

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31 Dec 15

In Pictures: Raising Deer at a Bosnian Ranch

Muhamed Kahrimanovic is breeding deer on a farm that he calls his ‘ranch’ in Sanica, a village in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, and hoping to turn it into a profitable business.

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16 Sep 15

Bosnia Museum Re-opens After Three-Year Wait

Bosnian treasures including a famous medieval Jewish manuscript are now again on show after the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina finally re-opened after three years.

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15 Sep 15

Srebrenica Trial Exhibits Go on Show in Belgrade

An exhibition presenting the most important evidence from the Hague Tribunal’s Srebrenica genocide trials opened in Belgrade as part of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

Politics and Society

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24 Mar 17

Turkey’s anti-Gulen Campaign Leaves Bosniaks in Dilemma

The failure of Bosnia’s Bosniak leaders to meet Turkish demands to close down organisations allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen could cost them Ankara’s support.

Culture Policy Focus

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28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

25 Aug 15

Bosnia Croats Keep Old Tattoo Tradition Alive

27 Jul 15

Seeds of Street Art Sprout in Banja Luka

Business

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15 Mar 17

Bosnia Farmers Fear Effects of EU Trade Agreement

Bosnia’s farmers fear the new trade deal with the EU could wipe out domestic farmers - who have been left face the full force of EU competition without support and protection from their government. 

24 Feb 17

Balkan Retail Giant Agrokor Faces New Troubles