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22 Feb 16

Bosnian Serbs Tire of Leaders’ Endless Strife

People in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity feel increasingly frustrated by the relentless bickering and manoeuvring of the two main political blocs.

27 Jan 16

Bosnia’s EU Application: Political Ruse or Misguided Optimism?

Bosnia's plan to submit an application to join the EU in 2016 is more of a strategy to divert attention from internal political and economic problems rather than an indicator of real progress.

18 Jan 16

Despair Haunts Protest Anniversary in Bosnia’s Tuzla

The biggest protests against poverty and corruption in recent Bosnian history began in Tuzla two years ago, yet little has changed for the town’s disillusioned residents.

13 Jan 16

Bosnian Serb Party Leaves a Troubling Hangover

Defiant celebrations of the disputed Bosnian Serb ‘Republic Day’ holiday brought unwelcome divisions back to the ethnically-mixed town of Prijedor, where locals usually seek to avoid tensions.

18 Nov 15

Dayton’s Successes Offer Reform Lessons for Bosnia

The EU and US should learn from the successful outcomes of the 1995 Dayton peace deal to help Bosnia and Herzegovina create a comprehensive reform package that will ensure a functioning state.

17 Nov 15

The EU’s Responsibility Failure in Bosnia

Two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement ended the 1992-95 war, Bosnia and Herzegovina presents risks that the European Union would rather avoid than confront.

13 Nov 15

Mounting Security Risks Leave Bosnia Vulnerable

Bosnia’s security situation looks increasingly precarious as rising ethnic and political tensions mingle with economic and social hardship and global and regional turbulence.

29 Oct 15

‘Give Bosnians a Future, Not Nationalist Rhetoric’

German ambassador Christian Hellbach notes ‘increased manipulation of ethnic sentiments’ in Bosnia and warns of looming confrontation with international community.

28 Oct 15

Bosnia’s Fragile Stability Masks a Downward Spiral

Underlying all the elements of a disturbing security picture is the West’s retreat from its role as enforcer of the Dayton order and driver of reform.

29 Sep 15

Bosnia’s Reckless Borrowing Brings Crisis Closer

Bosnia's profligate leaders have long seen borrowing as the answer to every problem – but the time is approaching when that option will no longer be on the table.

10 Sep 15

Serb Referendum Threat Again Looms over Bosnia

Diplomatic moves are being plotted after the Constitutional Court in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity cleared the path for a controversial and potentially destabilising referendum.

03 Sep 15

Europe Must Not Leave Bosnia to its Despair

The deep depression afflicting so many Bosnians could end in violence, unless the international community finally wakes up to its responsibilities.


21 Jul 15

Bosnia Leaders Hope to Mend Fences in Serbia

The visit this week of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency to Serbia - shortly after the attack on the Serbian leader in Srebrenica - will test already strained relations between the two countries.

19 Jun 15

Speculation Grows of Russian Shift on Bosnia

Recent Russian statements on Bosnia fuel reports that the Kremlin is rethinking its traditional policy, at the possible expense of the Serbs.

10 Jun 15

Pope’s Justice Message Greeted Sceptically in Bosnia

Pope Francis’s message that Bosnia and Herzegovina can only achieve lasting peace through justice was supported by war victims’ groups and rights advocates - but they doubt if it’s actually possible.