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20 Jul 07

Ethnic Violence at UEFA Qualifying Games in Mostar, Budva

Sarajevo_ Dozens of fans and police officers were injured as supporters of Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Montenegrin teams hurled flares, rocks and insults at each other at two pre-qualifying UEFA Cup matches Thursday.
18 Jul 07

Former Top Bosnian Serb Politician Acquitted of War Crimes

Sarajevo _ The highest-ranking official in Radovan Karadzic’s Bosnian Serb government to be indicted by a local court was acquitted Wednesday on four counts of alleged war crimes during the wars of the 1990s.

17 Jul 07

Contact Group to Take over Kosovo Status from UN

Brussels _ The final phase of the Kosovo status process may take place outside the context of the United Nations and under the auspices of the Contact Group, European officials have said.
11 Jul 07

New Bosnia Envoy Suspends Deputy Head of Bosnian Serb Police

Sarajevo _The international community’s new high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina has suspended the deputy head of the Bosnian Serb police and 35 of his officers who are suspected of involvement in war crimes or of helping war criminals evade arrest.
11 Jul 07

Portugal Sees Ahtisaari Plan As Basis for Kosovo

Brussels_ Portugal’s six-months in the rotating presidency of the European Union will emphasize finding a solution on Kosovo, Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Amado said Wednesday.
10 Jul 07

UN Chief Regrets Delays in Resolving Kosovo

Brussels _ The United Nations is calling for a speedy settlement in Kosovo, saying failure may jeopardize the stability of European continent.
10 Jul 07

Del Ponte Praises Bosnia for 'Good' Cooperation

Sarajevo _ Carla Del Ponte, the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, ICTY, said the level of co-operation with Bosnia and Herzegovina “is good”, adding, however, that those most responsible for atrocities still needed to be arrested.

03 Jul 07

Lajcak Urges Bosnia to Fulfill its European Goals

Sarajevo _ In his first televised address, the new High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miroslav Lajcak, on Monday said there was “no better future for BiH than its European future”.
03 Jul 07

Slovak New Top International Official in Bosnia

Sarajevo_Slovak diplomat Miroslav Lajcak took over on Monday as the new international community's top administrator in Bosnia.
26 Jun 07

Del Ponte Urges EU Not To Reward Serbia without Mladic

Brussels _The Chief prosecutor of The Hague war crimes tribunal, ICTY, Carla del Ponte has urged the European Union not to sign a Stabilization and Association Agreement with Serbia without Ratko Mladic behind bars.

26 Jun 07

Europe Offers Dialogue on Visa-free Regime with Balkans

Brussels_ Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, said on Tuesday Balkan states could soon expect easier visas to the Europe Union or a visa-free regime.
22 Jun 07

EU Wants More Talks on Kosovo

Brussels_ EU states agreed to postpone a final decision on Kosovo’s independence, and said talks on the unresolved status of the province should continue.
21 Jun 07

Research Shows 97,000 Victims of War in Bosnia

Sarajevo_ The Research and Documentation Centre, IDC presented on Thursday the Bosnian Book of the Dead, a database that reveals 97,207 names of Bosnia and Herzegovina's citizens killed and missing during the 1992-1995 war.

20 Jun 07

New UN Draft Resolution to Postpone Decision on Independence

New York, Brussels _ The latest US and EU sponsored draft resolution presented to members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday will postpone a decision on Kosovo`s final status for up to four months, diplomatic sources told Balkan Insight.
19 Jun 07

Average Monthly Earnings Rise in Bosnia

Sarajevo _ Average monthly gross earnings in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April amounted to 939 Konvertible Marks (480 euros) marking a 9.7 increase on figures from April last year, the Bosnian statistics agency said in its latest report.

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22 Jan 18

Europe’s New Balkan Strategy Gets Dynamics All Wrong

The Commission’s new enlargement strategy for the Balkans is ambitious - but fundamentally misreads the serious nature of the challenges to democracy in the region.

22 Jan 18

Dodik Should Beware his Toxic Friend

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

10 Jan 18

Flow of Migrants Drains Bosnia of its Youth

28 Dec 17

Access Denied: Divorced Dads Fight for Kids

Business

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23 Jan 18

Chinese Bid to Build Croatia’s Peljesac Bridge Challenged

Austrian construction company Strabag AG filed a complaint against a bid made by the Chinese Road and Bridge Corporation to construct Croatia’s strategically important Peljesac Bridge.

19 Jan 18

Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples

Culture and Lifestyle

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01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

29 Sep 17

Sarajevo's Metalworkers Revive their Craft