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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

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28 Aug 14

Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Massacre

Victims, politicians and ordinary Sarajevans marked the 19th anniversary of the wartime attack that killed 34 civilians and injured many more at the Markale open-air market in the capital.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders Have High Hopes of Berlin Summit

Regional leaders have high hopes that the conference will attract German investment and support for large infrastructure projects, as well as boosting their EU progress.

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28 Aug 14

Vucic Poorest PM in Balkans, Djukanovic Richest

Data on the property and assets of regional leaders reveal that Serbian leaders are relatively poor, while the bosses of Montenegro and Bosnia are among the wealthiest leaders in the region.

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28 Aug 14

Bosnians Dig Deep for Relief in Gaza

A series of events in Bosnia has shown the strong level of support in the country for the victims of the conflict in Gaza - where the de-facto siege stirs memories of Sarajevo's own experience in the 1990s.

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26 Aug 14

Sarajevo Protestors Keep Up Anti-Poverty Pressure

Ahead of October's presidential elections in Bosnia, a group of 30 activists staged a protest about corruption and poverty in front of the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo.

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26 Aug 14

West Balkans PMs Flag Up Adriatic Highway

Ahead of a joint meeting with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin, leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro agreed that a highway running through all four countries is their priority project.

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26 Aug 14

BIRN Summer School Kicks off in Montenegro

The fifth BIRN summer school of investigative journalism has opened in the Montenegrin coastal town of Becici, bringing together top trainers and journalists.

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25 Aug 14

Bosnia Opens New Stretch of Pan-European Corridor

The opening on Monday of a stretch of highway and a major tunnel between Sarajevo and Zenica marks a new stage in the construction of a European traffic corridor running from Croatia in the north to the Adriatic coast in the south.

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22 Aug 14

Bosnia Federation Eyes 2015 Start to Oil Digs

Bosnia's Federation Energy Ministry says he expects digs for oil in the entity to start next year - amid hopes that significant findings could revive the economically stagnant country.

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21 Aug 14

Bosnia and Montenegro to Sign Border Deal

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro are due to sign a border demarcation agreement,  becoming the first two countries in the former Yugoslavia to resolve the issue in full.

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21 Aug 14

Bosnia, Serbia Plan Closer Economic Ties

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija met in Belgrade to discuss trade ties and joint infrastructure projects that need EU funding.

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20 Aug 14

Bosnia Federation Says No to Higher Pensions

Bosnia's Federation Prime Minister has dismissed a call for higher pensions citing the cost to the economy of the May floods.

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19 Aug 14

Bosnia Federation Forms Fund to Handle Flood Relief

Bosnia's Federation entity has belatedly set up a "Solidarity Fund", which will be in charge of handling relief for victims of May's disastrous floods.

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19 Aug 14

Bosnia Arrests Five Mostar War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency has arrested five Bosniak ex-soldiers suspected of illegally imprisoning and abusing Bosnian Croat civilians in the Mostar area during wartime.

Business

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

Culture and Lifestyle

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20 Aug 14

Same-Sex Comedy Tickles Sarajevo Festival-Goers

‘Love Island’, by Jasmila Zbanic and Aleksandar Hemon - which tackles the thorny issue of same-sex love from a comic angle - got a warm reception at the Sarajevo Film Festival.