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29 Aug 16

Serbia PM Srebrenica Attack ‘Still Under Investigation’

Contrary to Serbian allegations, an investigation into men who allegedly attacked Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the Srebrenica commemoration in 2015 is still ongoing, the local mayor said.

29 Aug 16

Police Exercise Adds to Bosnia’s Pre-election Jitters

A joint anti-terrorist police manoeuvre organised by Serbia and Republika Srpska has added to Bosnia’s simmering tensions.

25 Aug 16

Croatia Ex-PM’s Leaked ‘Insults’ Anger Bosnia, Serbia

Bosnian and Serbian officials reacted angrily after audio was leaked of Croatian Social Democratic Party leader Zoran Milanovic saying Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a state and the Serbian government is arrogant and nationalist.

25 Aug 16

Croatia Ex-PM’s ‘Chaotic Bosnia’ Comments Spark Debate

Heated debate erupted on social media after audio was leaked of Croatian Social Democratic Party leader Zoran Milanovic saying that Bosnia and Herzegovina was a chaotic state.

23 Aug 16

Serb Referendum Splits Bosnia’s International Overseers

The US, EU, Russia and other international powers which are guarantors of Bosnia’s peace agreement are struggling to agree on concrete action to stop the Bosnian Serbs holding an ethnically-divisive referendum.

19 Aug 16

Brcko Supervisor Rejects Bosnian Serb Referendum

The internationally-appointed supervisor of the Brcko District refused permission to hold a controversial Bosnian Serb referendum in the area, arguing that it violates the country’s constitution.

17 Aug 16

Bosnian Leaders Approve EU Key Measure

Bosnian leaders approved the establishment of a coordination mechanism that should improve connections between all the country's administrative levels and the EU, a key measure sought by Brussels.

17 Aug 16

Serbian Progressives Eye Bosnian Local Elections

The Serbian Progressive Party in Bosnia is trying to exploit the increasing popularity of Aleksandar Vucic to increase its support, but this may not help it win votes, an expert said.

16 Aug 16

Bosnia Denies Investigating Croatian General Gotovina

The Bosnian state prosecution has denied media reports that it has opened an investigation into former Croatian Army commander Ante Gotovina for alleged war crimes.

15 Aug 16

Bosnian Serb Controversial Referendum Proceeds Despite Warnings

Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, is continuing preparations for its controversial referendum over its annual public holiday, scheduled for September 25, despite warnings it could destabalise the country.

11 Aug 16

Bosnian Serb Court Rejects Bosniaks’ Referendum Challenge

The Constitutional Court in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska rejected an attempt by Bosniaks to block a controversial referendum about the annual Day of Republika Srpska holiday.

10 Aug 16

Bosnia Mourns Nezavisne Novine Founder Kopanja

Politicians from home and abroad joined mourners in Banja Luka saying farewell to the journalist and editor Zeljko Kopanja - who paid a high price for his integrity, losing his legs in a bomb attack in 1999.

10 Aug 16

Fraudsters Target Reward for Finding Missing Bosnians

For a decade, the local council in Vogosca has been offering a 5,100 euro reward to anyone who helps locate wartime missing persons, but all the information offered so far has been false.

10 Aug 16

Bosnian Chief Prosecutor Investigated for Abuse of Office

Bosnia’s chief state prosecutor Goran Salihovic is being investigated over allegations that he misused his powers by ensuring that investigations into Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik were stopped.

10 Aug 16

Bosnia Failing to Exploit EU Millions

The Bosnian authorities are not taking advantage of millions of euros that the EU is offering each year for environmental projects because politicians are not willing to meet the conditions, experts say.


30 Aug 16

Bosnian Constitutional Court ‘Under Pressure’ from Serb Referendum

A Bosnian Serb referendum challenging the authority of the country’s Constitutional Court represents “direct political pressure” aimed at undermining the state-level institution, its president told BIRN.

19 Aug 16

Sarajevo Siege Film Explores Legacy of Trauma

11 Aug 16

Dragan Covic: Warrior for a Third Entity

10 Aug 16

Bosnian War Crimes Convicts Pay to Stay Free


25 Aug 16

Bosnian Banks Give Interest-Free Loan to Federation

Local commercial banks provided a loan to Bosnia's cash-strapped Federation entity with a negative interest rate as officials sought to plug holes in the budget.

05 Aug 16

Russian Ban Alarms Bosnia Fruit Producers

28 Jul 16

Bosnia Struggles to Sell Its Failing Companies

25 Jul 16

Bosnia Failing to Exploit Biomass Potential

Culture and Lifestyle

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

09 Aug 16

Robert De Niro to Open Sarajevo Film Festival

05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

04 Aug 16

Bosnian Serbs Make Shoes for Melania Trump