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24 Jun 16

Balkans Shaken as UK Chooses EU Exit

Initial reactions from the Balkan region to the negative vote on the EU in Britain are gloomy - but concerns about the effects of a 'Brexit' on Southeastern Europe's economies are less dramatic. 

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24 Jun 16

Islamophobia Summit Opens in Bosnian Capital

The first European Islamophobia Summit opens in Sarajevo on Friday, aiming to raise awareness about the growing danger that Islamophobia represents to Europe.

karadzic-s-defense-attorney-investigated-for-contempt-of-the-court-06-23-2016
23 Jun 16

Karadzic Lawyer May Face Contempt of Court

The Hague tribunal has opened an investigation into a member of the defence team of the former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, for alleged contempt of court.

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23 Jun 16

Bosnia MPs Try to Change Mostar's Ustasa Street Names

Bosnian MPs have started a procedure to change the names of three streets in Mostar commemorating leaders of the Croatian Fascist Ustasa movement - but with no city council in place, it may prove difficult.

bosniaks-condemn-rs-police-exercise-in-srebrenica-as-intimidating-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Bosniaks Condemn RS Police Exercise in Srebrenica

Bosniak residents and politicians condemned a special Republika Srpska police exercise which started in Srebrenica on Tuesday, calling it an act of intimidation against returnees.

deepening-political-crisis-blocks-bosnia-s-eu-path-06-21-2016
22 Jun 16

Census Bombshell adds to Bosnia's EU Woes

A new twist in the ongoing row over Bosnia's 2013 census has further bedevilled Bosnia's chances of meeting the conditions needed to start membership talks.

bosnia-s-nato-ambitions-still-premature-06-20-2016
21 Jun 16

Bosnia's NATO Hopes Fade Ahead of Summit

Bosnia is unlikely to see the activation of its Membership Action Plan at the next NATO summit in Warsaw because it has failed to adopt reforms that are a condition for joining, an Alliance official has warned.

balkans-eu-prospect-must-remain-alive-panel-says-06-20-2016
20 Jun 16

Balkan EU Prospects Must Remain Alive, Panel Says

There is no alternative to EU accession for the Balkan countries despite the many ongoing setbacks, participants at a BIRN panel organised in Skopje, Macedonia, said.

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18 Jun 16

Slain UK MP Took Close Interest in Bosnia

British MP Jo Cox, killed by a far-right fanatic, gave her first child a Bosniak name and had ties to Srebrenica.

a-new-conflict-between-osce-and-bosnian-state-prosecution-06-16-2016
16 Jun 16

Bosnian Prosecution Angered by Judge's Criticism

After an OSCE appointed expert judge, Joanna Korner, sharply criticized the work of the Bosnian prosecution on war crimes, its spokesman accused her of an attack on the judiciary.

mladic-s-prosecutors-deny-demurenko-s-allegations-06-16-2016
16 Jun 16

Mladic Prosecutors Test Witness's Markale Claims

At Ratko Mladic's trial, prosecutors parried defence witness Andrei Demurenko's claim that the Bosnian Serb Army could not have fired the projectile that killed dozens at the Markale market in 1995.

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15 Jun 16

Serbia Delays Djukic Trial in Row Over Documents

The trial in Belgrade of Novak Djukic - convicted earlier in Sarajevo of ordering a deadly artillery strike on Tuzla in Bosnia - is on hold after the Bosnian court failed to provide Serbia with the requested case material.

university-of-sarajevo-loses-ground-in-regional-rankings-06-14-2016
14 Jun 16

Bosnian University Slips Down Regional Rankings

The University of Sarajevo has dropped in the yearly ranking of top universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, released on Tuesday by Quacquarelli Symonds.

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13 Jun 16

Izetbegovic Honours Bosnian Serb Victims at Kazani

Bakir Izetbegovic, chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a delegation of the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, laid flowers and paid respect to Bosnian Serbs killed at Kazani locality.

the-last-group-of-witnesses-at-mladic-s-trial-starts-testifying-tomorrow-06-13-2016
13 Jun 16

Last Mladic Trial Witnesses to Start Testifying

The trial of Ratko Mladic before the Hague Tribunal continues following a break that lasted more than a month due to defence difficulties in bringing witnesses to court.

Premium

balkan-countries-brace-for-british-vote-on-eu-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

22 Jun 16

Census Bombshell adds to Bosnia's EU Woes

09 Jun 16

Crisis-Wracked Bosnia Approaches Tipping Point

01 Jun 16

Bosnia’s Elites Get the Cars They Desire

Business

rs-large-scale-plan-for-hydro-power-plants-unaccomplished-06-16-2016
17 Jun 16

Bosnian Serb Power Plant Plan Remains Grounded

Grand plans in Republika Srpska to build more than 100 hydro-power plants over the past decade have not got far, officials concede.

15 Jun 16

IMF Seeks Fresh Privatisations in Bosnia

03 Jun 16

Bosnia Meat Exporters Spy Future in Turkey

25 May 16

Bosnia Clinches New €550m Deal With IMF

Culture and Lifestyle

mega-trail-revives-ancient-communication-routes-in-the-balkans-06-17-2016
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.

06 Jun 16

Sarajevo Bakery Braces for Ramadan Bonanza

28 May 16

More to Mostar than a Bridge

31 Dec 15

Ring in the New Year Balkan Style