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28 Sep 16

Bosnia's Big Parties See Ratings Dip Ahead of Election

The popularity of Bosnia's two biggest parties has fallen slightly in the run-up to Sunday's local elections, a poll shows - which also highlighted the large number of undecided voters.

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27 Sep 16

Milorad Dodik: I Won’t Be Safe in Sarajevo

Milorad Dodik, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, said his security has been jeopardised by a Bosniak political leader who compared him to slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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27 Sep 16

Bosnian Serb Leader ‘Unafraid’ of Arrest over Referendum

Milorad Dodik, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, shrugged off the possibility of arrest after state prosecutors called him for questioning over a banned ‘statehood day’ referendum.

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26 Sep 16

Bosnian Serb Referendum Results Questioned

After the final results of the controversial referendum showed an overwhelming majority had voted to keep the date of the entity’s ‘statehood day’, some experts have queried the reliability of the results.

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25 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Defy State with Referendum Landslide

People in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to defy a ruling by the state-level Constitutional Court that banned the entity’s ‘statehood day’, initial results suggested.

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25 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Vote in Disputed Referendum

Despite growing concerns over the controversial vote on Republika Srpska’s public holiday, polling stations opened in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity regardless.

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23 Sep 16

Bosnian Army Soldier Jailed for Croat Civilians’ Murders

Former Bosnian Army soldier Jasmin Coloman was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in the murder of detained Croat civilians in the Vitez area in 1993.

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23 Sep 16

Putin Meets Dodik On Eve of Bosnia Referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Milorad Dodik just ahead of the controversial Bosnian Serb referendum, but the substance of their talks could not be judged from terse statements.

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22 Sep 16

Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.

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22 Sep 16

BIRN Launches Interactive War Crimes Verdict Map

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a unique database of the publicly-available final verdicts delivered in 348 war crimes cases by courts in the former Yugoslavia and by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

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22 Sep 16

Serbs to Stage Sarajevo Attack Reconstructions

Experts engaged by the Bosnian Serb authorities will stage reconstructions of the deadly blasts at Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace in 1994 and 1995 and an attack on a bread queue in 1992.

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21 Sep 16

Bosnia Mayor and Serbian PM Appeal for Peace

As tensions worsen in Bosnia, Serbia's Prime Minister and the Mayor of the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica have spoken in New York of the need to keep the peace.

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21 Sep 16

BIRN Hosts Conference on War Crimes Prosecution

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a regional conference on Thursday at which prosecutors and experts will discuss progress and difficulties in prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslav countries.

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20 Sep 16

Russia Lends Full Backing to Bosnian Serb Referendum

The Bosnian Serbs' historic allies, Serbia and Russia, appear increasingly divided over the controversial referendum set to take place on Sunday, with Moscow openly backing the vote.

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17 Sep 16

Bosnian Court Approves Ban on Serb Referendum

The state-level Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a request from Bosniak politicians and temporarily banned an ethnically-divisive referendum planned by Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

Premium

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30 Sep 16

Local Issues Get Crowded Out in Bosnian Election

The focus on big national topics - such the controversial Bosnian Serb referendum - has pushed important local issues to the margins in the election campaign.

23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

Business

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29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

A new report paints a broadly optimistic picture of economic trends in the Balkan region where growth rates in particular are picking up.

14 Sep 16

Croatia, Bosnia to Discuss Key Bridge Project

09 Sep 16

IMF Loan Pulls Bosnia Back From Brink

Culture and Lifestyle

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21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature

September is the perfect time to escape the city’s heat and noise with a relaxing trip to one of Serbia’s most beautiful mountains.

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

09 Aug 16

Robert De Niro to Open Sarajevo Film Festival

05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio