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21 Jul 16

Bosnians Applaud as Their ‘Neighbours’ Cows’ Perish

Bosnia’s Bosniak, Croat and Serbian elites all seem bent on hurting each other’s interests - oblivious to the devastating effect this is having on the whole country and all its citizens.

crisis-wracked-bosnia-approaches-tipping-point-06-09-2016
09 Jun 16

Crisis-Wracked Bosnia Approaches Tipping Point

A new report by a Bosnia-based think-tank, the Social Overview Service, warns time is running out to address damaging political divisions and economic woes and secure the country’s path towards the EU.

bosnian-serbs-tire-of-leaders-endless-squabbles-02-19-2016
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.

bosnia-s-eu-application-political-ruse-or-misguided-optimism--01-27-2016
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.

gloom-overshadows-protest-anniversary-in-bosnia-s-tuzla-01-17-2016
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.

bosnian-serb-national-celebration-leaves-a-troubling-hangover-01-13-2016
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.

dayton-s-successes-offer-reform-lessons-for-bosnia-11-17-2015
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.

the-eu-s-responsibility-failure-in-bosnia-11-17-2015
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.

security-challenges-mount-in-weakened-bosnia-11-06-2015
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.

give-bosnians-a-future-not-nationalist-rhetoric--10-29-2015
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.

bosnia-s-fragile-stability-masks-a-downward-spiral-10-27-2015
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.

bosnia-s-reckless-borrowing-brings-crisis-closer-09-28-2015
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.

serb-referendum-threat-again-looms-over-bosnia-09-10-2015
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.

europe-must-not-leave-bosnia-to-its-despair-09-02-2015
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.

 

bosnian-presidency-s-serbia-visit-raises-security-political-concerns
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.

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