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24 Feb 17

Bosnian Serb Official Challenges Legality of Genocide Appeal

The Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency will address the International Court of Justice to protest against an appeal filed to contest a judgment clearing Serbia of responsibility for genocide.

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23 Feb 17

Bosnia Requests Appeal in Serbia Genocide Case

Legal representatives for Bosnia have filed a politically explosive request to appeal against the 2007 International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the 1992-95 war.

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22 Feb 17

Serbian Officials Slam ‘Illegal’ Bosnian Genocide Lawsuit

Top officials from Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska said an attempt to revive Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against Belgrade at the International Court of Justice was an attack on all Serbs.

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22 Feb 17

Amnesty Report Raps Balkans Countries for Rights Abuses

Amnesty International's new global report takes Balkan countries to task mainly for disrespecting the rights of minorities, migrants and journalists.

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20 Feb 17

Bosnian Croats Win Re-run Poll in Divided Stolac

Record turnout in the bitterly divided southern Bosnian town, where last year’s election was scrapped following violent episodes, results in victory for the main ethnic Croatian party.

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20 Feb 17

Bosnian Serbs to Challenge Serbia Genocide Case Appeal

Bosnian Serb political parties are seeking to unite to prevent a Bosniak-backed move to lodge an appeal against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17

Bosnia to Revive Genocide Lawsuit against Serbia: Izetbegovic

The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said an appeal will be lodged against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17

Bosnian Military Exports to Middle East Booming

Bosnia’s growing foreign arms sales are a rare export success for the country, although many weapons are going to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of abuses in the Yemen conflict.

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16 Feb 17

Bosnian Serb MPs Stage Boycott Over Serbia Genocide Case

MPs from Bosnia’s main two Serb parties boycotted a parliamentary session over a possible appeal against an International Court of Justice ruling that cleared Serbia of complicity in the Srebrenica genocide.

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14 Feb 17

Balkan Cities Top European Air Pollution Chart

World Health Organisation data analysed by the Guardian newspaper showed that six of the ten most polluted cities in Europe excluding Turkey are in the Balkans - with a Macedonian town in the top spot.

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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 Feb 17

Suspended Bosnian Chief State Prosecutor Faces Grilling

Former Bosnian chief prosecutor Goran Salihovic is to appear before the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council on Monday after being accused of having obstructed probes into corruption allegations involving the Bosnian Serb leader, Milorad Dodik.

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10 Feb 17

Srebrenica Convict Ljubisa Beara Dies in Germany

The former chief of security at the main headquarters of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ljubisa Beara, has died in a German prison where he was serving a life term for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

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08 Feb 17

Bosnia Mulls Srebrenica Genocide Court Challenge to Serbia

Bosniak leader Bakir Izetbegovic said experts will study the legal merits of an appeal against an International Court of Justice judgment that cleared Serbia of complicity in the Srebrenica genocide.

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08 Feb 17

Balkan Video Satirists Poke Fun at Trump

Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia are the latest to join a craze for YouTube videos in which countries ask US President Donald Trump to put them ‘second’ - a satirical swipe at his ‘America first’ slogan.

Premium

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21 Feb 17

Is Feudal Ex-Yugoslavia Incapable of Reform?

Western Balkan societies remain mired in squalor and resentment because we have not had the courage to demand anything better or confront our feudal, predatory elites.

13 Feb 17

More Work for the Balkan Map Makers?

08 Feb 17

Russia Never Went Away from the Balkans

02 Feb 17

Balkan Jihadi Warriors Remain Safe on the Net

Business

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24 Feb 17

Balkan Retail Giant Agrokor Faces New Troubles

The biggest retail company in Croatia, with a strong presence in the region, faces fresh financial trouble, as its bond prices drop again.

Culture and Lifestyle

bosnian-stolen-artworks-database-to-fight-art-trafficking-02-13-2017
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.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style