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20 Jan 17

Bosnian Serb Invites to Trump Gala Disputed

Although the Republika Srpska's government website claimed the Prime Minister of the Bosnian entity was attending Donald Trump's inauguration, a US embassy statement suggested she was not the official invitee.

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20 Jan 17

Bosnian Serb Students Send Trump Inaugural Gift

Reflecting Serb enthusiasm about the Trump era, Bosnian Serb students have sent an inaugural gift to the new US President and his Slovenian-born wife, Melania, wishing them success.

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19 Jan 17

Bosnian Minister Asks Prosecutors to Quiz ‘Warmongers’

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Security Minister Dragan Mektic called on prosecutors to question two high-profile commentators who predicted that war would break out again in the country.

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19 Jan 17

Bosnians Urged to Help Identify Vucic Attackers

Bosnian police have asked the public to help identify those who attacked Serbia's Prime Minister at the 2015 memorial to the Srebrenica massacre.

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18 Jan 17

Bosnian Serb Leader Calls US Ambassador ‘Enemy’

Republika Srpska’s President Milorad Dodik responded to US sanctions imposed on him with a blistering attack on the US ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, who he described as Bosnian Serbs’ enemy.

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17 Jan 17

US Sanctions Dodik for Obstructing Dayton Agreement

The US Treasury confirmed sanctions against Republika Srpska president Milorad Dodik on Tuesday after he defied rulings handed down by Bosnia's Constitutional Court.

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17 Jan 17

Bosnian Experts Expect Little From NATO Chief's Visit

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg's visit to Bosnia in February is unlikely to result in major progress towards membership of the alliance, an expert has predicted, blaming political disarray in the country.

bosnian-shoemaker-denied-us-visa-skips-trump-s-inauguration-01-16-2017
16 Jan 17

Mrs Trump's Bosnian Shoemaker Denied Visa to US

The Bosnian who sent Melania Trump specially made shoes will not be able to attend her husband Donald's inauguration after all - after being denied a US visa.

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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.

bosnian-serb-government-breaks-communications-with-high-representative-01-12-2017
12 Jan 17

Bosnian Serbs Suspend Contact with High Representative

The Republika Srpska government said it cut communications with Bosnia’s High Representative Valentin Inzko after he reportedly compared the entity’s banned ‘statehood day’ celebrations to commemorations of a Croatian WWII-era Nazi puppet state.

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11 Jan 17

Serbian President Slammed for Meeting Bosnian War Criminal

Rights campaigners accused President Tomislav Nikolic of promoting nationalism and undermining Bosnia’s sovereignty after he met Momcilo Krajisnik, a Bosnian Serb politician convicted of war crimes.

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11 Jan 17

Bosnian Shoemaker Thrilled by Invite to Trump Inauguration

The owner of the Bosnian shoe factory that sent specially designed shoes to Melania Trump has had 'sleepless nights' since receiving an invitation to go to Washington for one of the inaugural balls.

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10 Jan 17

Bosnian Troops Face Probe over Serb Celebration

An investigation will ask why members of the armed forces participated in a divisive holiday celebration in the Republika Srpska entity, contravening orders from the Ministry of Defence.

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09 Jan 17

Defiant Bosnian Serbs Celebrate Banned ‘National Day’

Celebrations in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska saw a ratcheting up of independence rhetoric as well as high-level spats over the participation of members of the country’s armed forces.

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09 Jan 17

Radovan Karadzic’s Ex-Adviser Goes on Trial

Jovan Tintor, a wartime politician and former adviser to Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, went on trial for crimes against humanity against Bosniaks and Croats in the Vogosca area in 1992.

Premium

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20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

Right-wing Serbs are euphoric while Romanians and Bosniaks are worried. All over the Balkans, governments and people are watching to see what a new era in US diplomacy brings.

20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

19 Jan 17

Which Balkan Minorities Is Less Talking About?

17 Jan 17

Dodik’s Secession Talk Keeps Bosnia on Edge

16 Jan 17

Multi-ethnic States Have Failed in the Balkans

Business

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22 Dec 16

Bosnian Serb Unions Protest Over Wage Cuts

Unions plan protests on Thursday in Banja Luka against cuts in public-sector salaries in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska - timed to coincide with MPs' discussion of the budget.

04 Nov 16

Bosnian Serb Leader Hunts for Cash in China

Culture and Lifestyle

photographers-document-bosnia-s-war-of-memories--01-13-2017
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.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

27 Dec 16

Crafty Ideas for Holidays Around the Region