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29 Apr 16

Suicide Threat Jolts Bosnian Canton into Saving Firm

After workers at the Tuzla Kvarc company staged a dramatic suicide threat, the cantonal authorities reached a new agreement with the firm that will allow it to restart production.

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27 Apr 16

Balkan Press Liberty Declining, Freedom House Says

Freedom House report says media freedom in the Balkan region is in decline - with the fast decline noted in Serbia and Macedonia.

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26 Apr 16

Dodik Urges Austrian Serbs to Vote for Nationalist

Republika Srpska’s President Milorad Dodik urged Serbs to back far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in the second round of Austria’s presidential election, but it is unlikely their votes will make a big difference.



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26 Apr 16

Bosnia Struggles to Control 'Rebel' Mosques

A number of 'unofficial' mosques - some accused of fostering terrorism - still refuse to accept the authority of the Bosnian Islamic Community, raising the spectre of state intervention.

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25 Apr 16

Serbian Election Result Creates Few Waves in Region

Apart from an argument in Kosovo about whether Serbia's elections should have taken place on its territory, the election and the victory of the governing Progressive Party have not excited much interest in the Balkans, as the outcome was widely anticipated.

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25 Apr 16

Serbia Acquits Bosnian Serb Officer of Torture

The Belgrade appeals court acquitted former Bosnian Serb Army officer Boban Pop Kostic of torturing a civilian at the Luka prison camp in Brcko during the Bosnian war.

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22 Apr 16

CIA Chief Visits Bosnia for Anti-Terror Talks

As part of a series of visits across Europe, the CIA chief John Brennan arrived in Sarajevo on Friday to discuss terrorism with the Bosnian authorities.

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21 Apr 16

Bosnia to Toughen Law on Parties' Transparency

Bosnia's parliament is due to approve a law designed to increase transparency in the finances of political parties - but some experts say the planned changes do not go far enough.

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20 Apr 16

Media Freedom Report Singles out Bulgaria, Macedonia

Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index for 2016, released on Wednesday, highlights a worrying situation in some Balkan countries, especially Bulgaria and Macedonia.

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19 Apr 16

Bosnian Diaspora Potential Not Fully Realized

Bosnians living abroad are a key economic pillar for the country but a lack of systemic planning frustrates some.

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18 Apr 16

Bosnia's Federation to Establish Commission on War Rapes

Bosnia's Federation entity plans to create a new commission to assess whether victims of wartime rape are entitled to compensation - but victims' associations remain sceptical about the outcome.

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15 Apr 16

Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for 20 Years

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Nikola Maric was convicted of crimes against humanity for the killings, persecution and torture of Bosniaks in the Prozor area in 1992 and 1993.

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15 Apr 16

Bosnian Serbs in Disarray over Controversial Referendum

Bosnian Serb political parties that decided four months ago to hold a potentially divisive referendum questioning the authority of the state constitutional court could not agree to meet to discuss the initiative.

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15 Apr 16

War Criminals Get Involved in Serbian Elections

War criminal Momcilo Krajisnik’s appearance at an event staged by the Independent Democratic Party, which is allied to Serbia’s PM, drew criticism for promoting nationalism during the election campaign.

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15 Apr 16

Bosnian Serbs Battle Over Russian Windfall

Bosnian Serb parties are quarreling over how to use the 35 million euros that Russia has offered Republika Srpska - to repay its share of Bosnia's debt to the old USSR.

Premium

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22 Apr 16

Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

Business

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29 Apr 16

Bosnian Serb Power Rules Dismay Investors

Businesspeople in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity say it is not surprising that investors remain wary of the entity when even power supplies are so difficult and pricey to get. 

20 Apr 16

Bosnia Struggles to Get New IMF Loan

01 Apr 16

Bosnian Serbs Woo Investors From Russia

Culture and Lifestyle

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31 Dec 15

Ring in the New Year Balkan Style

New Year’s Eve in the Balkans means music, fireworks, food, and more music in city squares under the stars.

31 Dec 15

In Pictures: Raising Deer at a Bosnian Ranch

16 Sep 15

Bosnia Museum Re-opens After Three-Year Wait