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New proposals to make Bosnia’s Federation entity less dysfunctional and more democratic should not be ignored by the country’s squabbling political elites.
The arrest of the president of Bosnia’s Federation entity amid a political crisis over the government’s reconstruction has raised suspicions that it has political connotations.
Young Bosnians with Croatian passports will have new opportunities to work in Europe after Croatia joins the EU in July - but some regard this privilege with mixed feelings.
Teenagers from Bosnia’s divided north-east came together at a youth peace camp near Sarajevo and found they could break down barriers that have torn their communities apart.
Beyond the florid talk of Turkish-Bosniak brotherhood, there is little sign that Turkey is taking much economic interest in Bosnia, or developing into a diplomatic force there.
The latest attempt to solve the long-running row about implementing the 2009 rights ruling may have satisfied the Croats - but it does not please the original plaintiffs in the case.
Thanks to Bosnia’s worsening political feuds, babies can no longer get personal ID numbers, threatening their access to health care.
A trickle of Serbs has made its way back to divided Mostar - prompting some to wonder whether they might play a role in helping to reunite it.
A new initiative is targeting the apathetic Bosnian diaspora - to get them to vote in Bosnia’s 2014 elections and so bring about real change.
As ethnic-based political parties brawl over power in the southwest Herzegovinian city, basic city services are increasingly paralyzed.
Without a renewed push for Constitutional Reform, Bosnia will remain dangerously adrift – its politics a continuation of war by corrupt means.
With no sign of any end to political infighting, major moves on corruption, economic reform or accelerating the EU integration process appear unlikely.
Bosnian politicians believe they can convince banks to lend them more money, but their plan isn’t likely to work.
The former Yugoslavia is effectively still at war, and will stay that way until the countries of the region deal with the legacy of the past, claims Goran Simic, a Bosnian Transitional Justice expert.
While the strongest parties in the two entities say their new agreement will improve the functioning of the economy and government, critics say it will undermine Bosnia’s state-level institutions.