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20 Feb 18

Emigration Damages Bosnia’s Economic Growth Prospects

Economists in Bosnia and Herzegovina raised concerns about the high level of emigration after the International Monetary Fund cut its economic growth forecast for the country from 3.5 per cent to 3.2 per cent for 2018.

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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.

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22 Jan 18

Young Balkan Stars Join Forbes' Under-30 List

Several young politicians, entrepreneurs and activists from the Balkans have made it to Forbes' latest '30 under 30' list – which contains 600 stars in 20 industries.

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19 Jan 18

Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples

Russia has again suspended imports of apples from Bosnia Herzegovina, suspecting a consignment of ‘Bosnian’ apples originated in Poland.

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27 Dec 17

Bosnian Serb Inspectors Halt Delta's Huge Mall

Inspectors in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity have halted work on Delta's giant mall in Banja Luka, saying the company has not got the right permits.

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29 Nov 17

Coca-Cola to Acquire Banja Luka Drinks Company

As Coca-Cola announces plans to buy Banja Luka beverages company MB Impex, the Bosnian authorities are checking the likely impact on the local alcoholic drinks market.

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01 Nov 17

Balkan States Score Well in Doing Business Ranking

World Bank's latest global business ranking holds cheering news for some Western Balkan countries, such as Macedonia and Kosovo, but not for Bosnia, Croatia and Albania, which did not make it into the top 50.

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16 Oct 17

Tito's NY Penthouse Opens Doors to Potential Buyers

A real estate agency is ready to show potential buyers the 418-square-metre penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan once used by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.

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23 Aug 17

Balkan Experts Create Global Warning App

At the time of insecurity over terrorism and natural disasters, a couple from Bosnia and their friend from Serbia have created a smart phone application called 'Ping' that warns users of imminent dangers in their vicinity.

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08 Aug 17

Russia to Repay Soviet-Era Debt to Bosnia

Russia is to repay $125 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, finally resolving the issue of its Soviet-era debt to the former Yugoslav country.

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02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

Western Balkan countries have united in condemning Croatia's tax increase on imports of fruit and vegetables, with some hinting at possible counter-measures in response.

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23 Jun 17

Agrokor Boss Vows to Tackle Problems in Bosnia

Ante Ramljak says future focus will now be on stabilising operations in Bosnia, where Agrokor’s daughter companies reportedly owe suppliers over 100 million euros.

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08 Jun 17

Bosnians' Beloved Train to the South Departs Again

Sarajevans are now able to travel to the south by train again, more than a year after the line was closed for reconstruction – although the route will no longer reach the Croatian coast.

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24 May 17

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia is pushing ahead with demands for compensation for its lost prewar investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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18 May 17

Mine Sale Failure Stuns Bosnian Serb Leader Dodik

Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik has suffered a major blow from the collapse of the planned sale of the Ljubija mine to Israeli bidders.

Politics and Society

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23 Feb 18

Bosnia Hopes to Complete War Crimes Cases in 2023

Bosnia’s judicial overseer, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, has backed proposed changes to the national war crimes strategy to tackle delays in processing hundreds of cases and ensure they are completed within five years.

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18 Jan 18

EU Funds Bring Hope for Bosnia's Neglected Farmers

A last-minute political breakthrough means that Bosnian farmers may finally be able to access badly needed EU funds for agriculture.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

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13 Feb 18

Balkan Music Fans Cling to Homegrown Stars

A map of last December's YouTube hits shows that music fans in several Balkan countries still prefer their local bands to top international songs – though audiences in Croatia, Macedonia and Romania are now part of the global mainstream.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018