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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.

25 May 15

The Balkans, Interrupted

The protests in Macedonia are only the beginning.

17 Apr 15

Bosnian Serbs Challenge Constitutional Court Over Holiday

Bosnian Serb ruling and opposition blocs have joined forces to challenge the right of Bosnia’s constitutional court to rule on Republika Srpska’s annual holiday - a move that could spark a crisis.

30 Mar 15

Cantonal Feuds Spell Trouble for Bosnia’s Federation Govt

The future of the coalition government in the Federation entity looks highly uncertain, given the wrangling between the three parties at the level of the entity’s ten cantons.

26 Mar 15

The EU is Paying a Protection Racket in Bosnia

By outsourcing conditionality to Bosnia’s own politicians, the EU is prioritising the ‘stability’ of the elites over the interests of Bosnia’s own citizens.

03 Mar 15

Bosnia’s Elites are ‘Ignoring the New Reality’

A leading sociologist, Dino Abazovic, says elite focuses on ethnic identity and conflict ignore the fact that for most people today, the struggle between rich and poor is what matters.

16 Feb 15

Bosnian Baby Beats Ethnically-Divided System

The parents of nine-month-old Faruk Salaka have become the first to register their son’s nationality as ‘Bosnian’, defeating a system that insists on strict ethnic definitions.

13 Feb 15

Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Maintain Educational Divide

The country’s ethnic and political divisions are reflected in its education system, which experts worry is implanting the prejudices of the past in the minds of a new generation.

06 Feb 15

Bosnia Protesters Brace For Difficult Anniversary

A year on from the mass protests that shook Bosnia but failed to bring about lasting change, thousands of people are planning to hit the streets once again.

23 Jan 15

Bosnian Declaration Will Test Europe’s Resolve

Having run into a roadblock at its onset, the new European initiative for Bosnia requires new international commitment or the risks of further crisis in Bosnia will continue to grow.