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28 May 15

Bosnia Charges Serb Over Crimes in Cajnice

The Bosnian State Prosecution has charged Dusko Kornjaca with committing war crimes in Cajnice municipality in the eastern part of the country in 1992.

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28 May 15

Balkans Features Low on Global Terrorism Map

The Balkan states are among the safest countries in the world in terms of the risk of terrorism, a new global risk map intended for investors says.  

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28 May 15

Bosnian Serbs Delay Release of Census Data

The long-awaited release of the first figures from the 2013 census has been put on hold after officials from Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity disputed the joint program to process the data.

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27 May 15

Bosnian Muslim Party Elects New-Old Chief

Bakir Izetbegovic was elected to lead Bosnia's main Bosniak [Muslim] party, the SDA, almost three decades after his late father established the party.

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26 May 15

Bosnia’s Notorious Trnopolje Jail Camp Remembered

The detention camp in Trnopolje near Prijedor gained global notoriety and became a symbol of the brutality of the war after a British TV station broadcast images of gaunt men behind barbed wire.

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26 May 15

Bosnia Police Probe Price on Politicians' Heads

A post on a social network offering 100,000 euro for the life of Milorad Dodik, the president of the Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, has triggered fresh debate about security threats.

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25 May 15

100 Bosnians Still Homeless One Year After Floods

Scores of people remain in temporary shelters, unable to return to their damaged or destroyed homes a year after last year’s huge floods, despite numerous reconstruction projects.

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22 May 15

Bosnian Serb Reform Laws Meet Some Opposition

The Republika Srpska parliament has adopted new laws to curb the so-called grey economy in the entity - but many businesses are not persuaded they will do more harm than good.

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21 May 15

Bosnia, Croatia Arrest Police in Drugs Crackdown

In an operation coordinated across the region, police in Bosnia and Croatia arrested more than 20 persons suspected of organized crime and drug trafficking, including four policemen.  

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20 May 15

Serbian President Snubs Srebrenica Anniversary

President Tomislav Nikolic’s decision not to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was strongly criticised by rights campaigners in Serbia and Bosnia.

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19 May 15

Bosnia's Ruling Parties Paper Over Coalition Cracks

Leaders of the Party of Democratic Action and the Democratic Front on Tuesday said they have resolved the crisis in the ruling coalition - but experts wonder who long the truce will last.

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19 May 15

Bosnian Serb Coalition May Lose its Majority

Setbacks to the planned adoption of two draft laws point to the growing fragility of the coalition government in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska.

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18 May 15

Bosnia Agrees Justice Reform After EU Pressure

The three justice ministries in Bosnia and Herzegovina have agreed a draft justice reform strategy after the EU cut funding for war crimes prosecutions in frustration at the lack of progress.

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18 May 15

20,000 Mourn Croatia’s Dead at Controversial WWII Site

More than 20,000 people came to the town of Bleiburg in Austria to mourn Croatia’s defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisans 70 years ago.

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15 May 15

Party Battles Threaten Bosnia Federation Govt

Turf wars over the control of lucrative public companies prompt Bosnian Croat officials to walk out of the Federation entity government session and create a new political crisis.

Business

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27 May 15

Bosnia Federation Eyes Cash From Telecom Sales

The premier of Bosnia’s Federation entity has announced he is mulling the sale of two telecom companies in order to finance the continued construction of a major highway.

Culture and Lifestyle

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19 Mar 15

Power Dams Pose Threat to Rare Balkan Salmon

Planned hydroelectric power plants on Balkan rivers pose a deadly threat to the survival of the Mladica, known as the Balkan salmon, the NGO Riverwatch says.