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03 Sep 14

Bosnian Serb Military Police Commander’s Acquittal Revoked

The Bosnian court’s appeals chamber revoked the acquittal of former military policeman Savo Babic for crimes against humanity against civilians imprisoned in a school in Bratunac in 1992.

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02 Sep 14

French Ambassador Leaves Bosnia by Bike

With his unusual decision to cycle back to France, departing ambassador Roland Gilles sent a message about breaking down barriers in communities to the divided country.

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01 Sep 14

Hundreds of Bosnian Pupils Fail to Start School

Unresolved rows over school curriculums and unrepaired damage to buildings after major floods in May meant that hundreds of pupils missed the first day of the new school year.

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01 Sep 14

Bosnia Arrests 13 War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested 13 people on suspicion of taking part in crimes against humanity, including over 40 murders, in Doboj and Teslic in 1992.

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01 Sep 14

Siege of Sarajevo ‘Was War, Not Chess’

A former Bosnian Serb officer told the trial of his military commander Ratko Mladic that his unit didn’t deploy snipers against Sarajevo residents but did use heavy artillery to defend Serbs.

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29 Aug 14

Ex-Yugoslav Presidents Sign Missing Persons Declaration

The presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia signed a landmark declaration aimed at speeding up the search for people still missing from the 1990s conflicts.

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29 Aug 14

Merkel Hails Progress in Balkan Cooperation

At the end of the West Balkan leaders' summit in Berlin, the German Chancellor praised leaders for working together more closely - and said their countries are on the right track in terms of eventual EU membership.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

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28 Aug 14

Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Massacre

Victims, politicians and ordinary Sarajevans marked the 19th anniversary of the wartime attack that killed 34 civilians and injured many more at the Markale open-air market in the capital.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders Have High Hopes of Berlin Summit

Regional leaders have high hopes that the conference will attract German investment and support for large infrastructure projects, as well as boosting their EU progress.

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28 Aug 14

Vucic Poorest PM in Balkans, Djukanovic Richest

Data on the property and assets of regional leaders reveal that Serbian leaders are relatively poor, while the bosses of Montenegro and Bosnia are among the wealthiest leaders in the region.

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28 Aug 14

Bosnians Dig Deep for Relief in Gaza

A series of events in Bosnia has shown the strong level of support in the country for the victims of the conflict in Gaza - where the de-facto siege stirs memories of Sarajevo's own experience in the 1990s.

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26 Aug 14

Sarajevo Protestors Keep Up Anti-Poverty Pressure

Ahead of October's presidential elections in Bosnia, a group of 30 activists staged a protest about corruption and poverty in front of the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo.

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26 Aug 14

West Balkans PMs Flag Up Adriatic Highway

Ahead of a joint meeting with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin, leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro agreed that a highway running through all four countries is their priority project.

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26 Aug 14

BIRN Summer School Kicks off in Montenegro

The fifth BIRN summer school of investigative journalism has opened in the Montenegrin coastal town of Becici, bringing together top trainers and journalists.

Business

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

Culture and Lifestyle

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20 Aug 14

Same-Sex Comedy Tickles Sarajevo Festival-Goers

‘Love Island’, by Jasmila Zbanic and Aleksandar Hemon - which tackles the thorny issue of same-sex love from a comic angle - got a warm reception at the Sarajevo Film Festival.