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24 May 17

Mladic Lawyers Mull Street Protests Seeking his Release

Ratko Mladic’s lawyer said they may urge people in Serbia to take to the streets and protest in support of their demand for the temporary release of the Bosnian Serb leader.

24 May 17

Bosnia Court Acquits Serbs of Srebrenica Hate Speech

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has acquitted Milan Mandic and local TV station employees of charges of inciting hatred and intolerance in 2014, by allegedly calling the Srebrenica massacre 'God's justice'.

24 May 17

US Deports Serb Wanted Over Srebrenica Killings

The US on Monday deported Srdjan Bilic to Serbia, where he is wanted in connection with war crimes committed in 1995 in Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.

23 May 17

Mladic Appeals ICTY Denial of Temporary Release

Former Bosnian Serb military leader, Ratko Mladic’s defence has appealed The Hague Tribunal decision not to grant him temporary release for medical treatment in Russia.

23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

22 May 17

Bosnian Courts Urged to Disperse War Crime Trials

The problem of war crimes prosecution is one of the biggest issues facing the courts in Bosnia, and more cases must be transferred from the state court to lower courts, a Sarajevo conference heard.

18 May 17

Wartime Rapes of Men Remains Taboo in Bosnia

Some 3,000 men and boys were raped during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s, but their stories remain untold in Bosnia's macho culture, the Williams Institute reports.

17 May 17

Wife of War Crimes Convict Sentenced

The Bosnian state court sentenced Branka Sekaric to a probation sentence of eight months for revealing the identity of a protected witness who testified at the war crimes trial of her husband Dragan Sekaric.

14 May 17

Bosnia’s Medjugorje Shrine Gets Papal Thumbs Down

In a hard-hitting rebuff to devotees of the unofficial shrine, the Pope on Saturday scorned the idea of seers’ receiving daily visions of the Virgin Mary.

12 May 17

Bosnians Show Sky’s the Limit for Famous Cheese

After Bosnia's national dish, ‘burek’ was sent travelling 25 km up into the atmosphere in 2013, students from the town of Livno are hoping to launch another local delicacy into the heavens.

11 May 17

Rome Arson Deaths Expose Plight of Balkan Roma

A horrifying arson attack in Rome that took the lives of three Roma girls - assumed to be of Balkan origin - has highlighted the community's grim position in Italy. 

11 May 17

Bosnian Serbs Protest Mine Sale to Israelis

The Serb entity government’s plan to sell its stake in the Ljubija ore mine to Israelis is meeting opposition in the Republika Srpska. 

11 May 17

Campaign for Balkan Truth Commission Relaunches

A coalition of NGOs advocating the establishment of the RECOM regional truth commission to establish the facts about the 1990s wars is relaunching its campaign across the Balkans.

10 May 17

Sarajevo Film Portrays Resistance Under Siege

‘The Siege’, a documentary film about “survival and resistance” during wartime in besieged Sarajevo, made by French war correspondent Remy Ourdan, had its Belgrade premiere.

09 May 17

Serbia Finally Confirms Strpci Train Massacre Charges

A Serbian court confirmed charges against five Bosnian Serb ex-fighters accused of killing 20 passengers they abducted from a train in Strpci, Bosnia in 1993 - over two years after they were indicted.


24 May 17

Mogherini Must Build on West’s Balkan Breakthroughs

The EU and US must follow up their recent successes in knocking heads together in Macedonia and Albania – or the region’s descent into a dangerous crisis will continue.

09 May 17

Bosnia Must Say What it Wants from NATO

08 May 17

Balkan Rulers Who Just Won’t Say Goodbye


24 May 17

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia is pushing ahead with demands for compensation for its lost prewar investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

04 May 17

Soaring Debt Threatens Bosnia’s Liquidity

Culture and Lifestyle

09 May 17

Sarajevo Exhibition Aims to Reconnect Yugoslav Artists

A co-founder of the Benetton empire is bringing together 900 artists from all over the former Yugoslavia for an exhibition in Sarajevo.

05 May 17

Bosnian Savours Success on Europe's Catwalks