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21 Oct 16

Italian Journalist Shrugs off Bosnian Probe Into Arms Film

As Bosnian authorities arrest people involved in a controversial documentary on alleged arms trading, the Italian journalist accused of 'staging' the footage has dismissed the accusations.

20 Oct 16

Erdogan Hails Late Bosnian President as Muslims' Protector

On the anniversary of his death in 2003, the Turkish President praised independent Bosnia's first president, Alija Izetbegovic, for protecting the ‘most important Islamic community’ in Europe.

19 Oct 16

Srebrenica Victims Challenge Mayoral Election ‘Violations’

Srebrenica massacre victims’ associations have filed a criminal complaint alleging that electoral law was violated during this month’s municipal polls which gave the town its first post-war Serb mayor.

19 Oct 16

Fury Continues in Sarajevo Over Traffic Deaths

Protests against dangerous driving have continued after the hit-and-run deaths of two students, as new statistics showed that Sarajevans have become less safe in the streets.

18 Oct 16

Croatian MEP Plans Resolution Targeting Dodik

A Croatian MEP says she is drawing up a resolution for the European Parliament, calling for concrete action against the instigators of the banned Bosnian Serb referendum.

17 Oct 16

Bosnian Prosecutor’s Disciplinary Charge ‘Not Political Revenge’

Disciplinary proceedings were launched against state prosecutor Miroslav Janjic because he failed to include five people’s deaths in a war crimes indictment, not because he indicted a Bosniak commander, prosecutors insisted.

13 Oct 16

Auditors: EU Underfunded Balkan Media, Anti-Graft Projects

European auditors said the European Commission has provided relatively little funding for projects in the field of freedom of the media and the fight against organised crime and corruption in Western Balkan countries.

13 Oct 16

Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Soldier of Killing Croat

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Goran Sinik was acquitted of committing a war crime by murdering a Croat civilian in Gradiska in September 1992 during the Bosnian war.

13 Oct 16

Bosnian Serbs Dismiss Monitors' Approval of Census

Despite their approval by the international monitoring body that oversaw Bosnia’s 2013 census, authorities in Republika Srpska say they will continue to dispute the results.

12 Oct 16

Bosnian Serbs Challenge Bosnia’s Independence Day

Parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity filed a motion to the state Constitutional court claiming the Independence Day holiday marked in the country’s other entity, the Bosniak-Croat Federation, is unconstitutional.

12 Oct 16

Ivanic Tries to Calm Bosnian Serb Opposition Nerves

With the future of the Bosnian Serb opposition bloc in question after its election defeats, the Bosnian Serb member of the presidency has dismissed reports that it is about to break up.

11 Oct 16

Srebrenica Votes Recounted as Bosniaks Seek Annulment

A recount of the votes for the mayor of Srebrenica has begun, but the Bosniak-led Party for Democratic Action said the poll has been fatally tainted.

05 Oct 16

Confusion Reigns Over Mayoral Race in Srebrenica, Bosnia

Three days after local elections, tension remains high in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where the race between the Bosniak and Serb candidates for the post of mayor remains in deadlock.

05 Oct 16

Bosnia Offered Help to Tackle Discrimination

A new European-backed programme is being launched to help Bosnian institutions to use laws aimed at tackling widespread cases of  discrimination in the country.

04 Oct 16

US Deports Bosnian Serb Couple for War Lies

The US deported a former Bosnian Serb military officer and his wife to Serbia after they were convicted of lying about the man’s activities in the 1992-95 war to gain immigration benefits.


21 Oct 16

Bosnian Serb Opposition Party Chooses New Leader

After its recent local election debacle, the main opposition party in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska is trying to consolidate, but the process is burdened by internal power struggles and divisions.

20 Oct 16

Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

19 Oct 16

Donald Trump Sows Confusion over NATO

11 Oct 16

Bosniaks Feel Unwanted in Bosnian Serb Entity


20 Oct 16

Arabic Courses Boom in Suburb of Bosnian Capital

Arabic language courses are thriving in parts of Sarajevo that have seen an influx of cash, businesses and tourists from the Gulf states.

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

14 Sep 16

Croatia, Bosnia to Discuss Key Bridge Project

09 Sep 16

IMF Loan Pulls Bosnia Back From Brink

Culture and Lifestyle

12 Oct 16

New Artists Revive Sound of Sevdah in Bosnia

The sound of the traditional form of Balkan folk music known as sevdah is hitting the airwaves afresh as a new generation of Bosnian musicians releases new tracks.

21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

09 Aug 16

Robert De Niro to Open Sarajevo Film Festival