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19 Dec 17

Bosnian Army Ex-Soldiers Arrested for Killing 30 Serbs

Six former members of the Bosnian Army were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killings of 30 Serb men and women in the village of Cemerno near Sarajevo in 1992.

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19 Dec 17

New Austria Govt ‘Unlikely to Change Balkans Policy’

While some observers have raised concerns about the future political direction of Austria’s new right-wing government, analysts believe that its foreign policy in the Balkans will not change.

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18 Dec 17

Bosnian Politicians Remain Secretive About Their Assets

After a three-year gap, the Bosnian electoral commission has again put elected politicians’ statements about the assets they own on its website, but questions remain about whether they are accurate and honest.

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15 Dec 17

Bosnia Raises Excise Taxes to Secure IMF, EU Funds

Lawmakers agreed changes to Bosnia’s excise law, which will increase road tolls and biofuel prices - a condition for the IMF and European development bank to release around a billion euros of development funds.

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15 Dec 17

Bosnia Serbs Vow to Block NATO Accession Plan

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said he will seek to block efforts for the country to one day become a member of NATO, insisting on military neutrality, in line with Serbia.

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15 Dec 17

Bosnia Still Failing to Address Discrimination Verdict

Eight years after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Bosnia was guilty of ethnic discrimination, nothing has changed, said one of the plaintiffs in the high-profile case.

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14 Dec 17

Vojislav Seselj ‘Slept Through’ War Crimes Appeal

Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj scorned a prosecution appeal against his war crimes acquittal at the UN court in The Hague, saying didn’t watch it because he was asleep.

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13 Dec 17

Prosecution Challenges Vojislav Seselj’s War Crimes Acquittal

The prosecution asked the UN court in The Hague to quash the acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj and convict him of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

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13 Dec 17

Serbian Court Delays Srebrenica Massacre Trial

Belgrade Special Court delayed a hearing in its landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial, sparking an altercation between a Serb defendant and the Bosniak wife of one of the victims.

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13 Dec 17

Bosnia Marks Rise in Illegal Border Crossings

New figures show that Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming a popular transit country for refugees and migrants who are trying to enter the European Union illegally.

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12 Dec 17

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Charged with Wartime Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Milan Todovic was charged with raping, beating and sexually abusing a Bosniak woman who he held captive in Foca in 1992.

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12 Dec 17

Vojislav Seselj Acquittal: UN Court to Hear Appeal

The UN court in The Hague is to hear a prosecution appeal on Wednesday against the first-instance verdict that acquitted Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes.

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11 Dec 17

Bosnia Arrests Wartime Commander for General’s Murder

Hamdija Abdic, alias Tigar, who is considered a hero by Bosnian Army veterans, was arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the killing of a Bosnian Croat general in 1995.

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11 Dec 17

War Criminal Praljak’s Death Commemorated in Croatia

Several thousand people, including two Croatian ministers, MPs, generals and convicted war criminals, attended a ceremony commemorating Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself at the Hague Tribunal.

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11 Dec 17

Bosnian War Victims Praise Hague Tribunal’s Successes

Despite some shortcomings, the Hague Tribunal, which closes this month, has identified and prosecuted those responsible for grave crimes and brought some justice to people who suffered, said members of Bosnia’s Association of Victims.

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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