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16 Aug 17

Court Rejects Bosnian Serb Claim to Army Facilities

The Constitutional Court ruled that military facilities in the country's Serb-dominated entity are owned by the state - a decision which could help Bosnia move towards membership of NATO.

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16 Aug 17

Balkan Religious Minorities Still Feel Excluded, US Says

Religious minorities in the Balkans still struggle with a degree of discrimination and with a lack of official cooperation in regaining assets confiscated by the communist regimes, a US State Department report says. 

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14 Aug 17

Police Protect Bosnian Judicial Official After Threats

The vice president of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Ruzica Jukic, has been granted police protection after receiving death threats on Facebook.

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10 Aug 17

Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government decided to revoke its decision to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables after being threatened with counter-measures by other countries in the region.

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08 Aug 17

Half of All Bosnians Live Outside Bosnia

There are at least two million people who originate from Bosnia and Herzegovina now living abroad - 56.4 per cent of the population of the country itself - and emigration shows no sign of stopping.

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07 Aug 17

Croatia’s Neighbours Issue Ultimatum Over Import Fees

Four Balkan countries have threatened to relatiate with counter-measures if Croatia does not revoke its decision within a week to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables.

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07 Aug 17

Croatia Rejects Bosnian ‘Threats’ Over Peljesac Bridge

After Bosnia’s ruling party vowed to halt construction of the controversial Peljesac Bridge, intended to bypass Bosnian coastal territory, a Croatian minister said “no threats” can prevent Zagreb’s plans.

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04 Aug 17

Bosnians Mark 25 Years Since Omarska Camp Closure

The 25th anniversary of the beginning of the release of detainees from the notorious Omarska detention camp, run by Bosnian Serb forces in Prijedor, will be marked this weekend.

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28 Jul 17

Bosnian Academics Criticised for Honouring Azerbaijan Leader

Azerbaijan’s strongman President Ilham Aliyev, who is accused of violating human rights, will be this year’s recipient of a prestigious honour awarded to international leaders by a prominent Bosnian academic association.

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28 Jul 17

Hague Tribunal Denies Bosnian Serb General Early Release

The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague refused Bosnian Serb general Radivoje Miletic’s request for early release because he has not served two-thirds of his sentence, according to the court’s reckoning.

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27 Jul 17

Poison Gas: The Bosnian War’s Forgotten Weapon

Poison gas and other toxic chemicals were used dozens of times during the Bosnian conflict to torture and murder prisoners, but almost no one has been held directly responsible in court.

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26 Jul 17

Bosnia Mulls Election Ban on War Crimes Convicts

A proposed amendment to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s electoral legislation would ban people who have served sentences for war crimes or other violations of humanitarian law from standing for office at elections.

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26 Jul 17

Bosnian Politicians Snub Trust-Building Get-Together

A meeting of Bosnian political leaders intended to address the in-fighting that has stalled the country's European progress was cancelled because most of them refused to come.

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26 Jul 17

Serbian Court Rejects Restart of Srebrenica Trial

A Belgrade court rejected the war crimes prosecutor’s motion to continue a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres, saying the request was based on charges already dismissed.

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25 Jul 17

Bosnia Slammed for Failure to Sign Transport Treaty

The EU and local politicians criticised Bosnia for not signing a treaty to join a south-east Europe transportation community – a move that also caused the EU Transport Commissioner to cancel a planned visit.

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16 Aug 17

‘Men Don’t Cry’: Revealing Balkan Veterans’ Emotions

A new feature film made by a Bosnian war veteran dramatically explores the minds of men who fought in the 1990s and how it affected them psychologically and emotionally.

15 Aug 17

Bosnia-Born American Sues US over Travel Ban

Business

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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.

02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

23 Jun 17

Agrokor Boss Vows to Tackle Problems in Bosnia

Culture and Lifestyle

men-don-t-cry-revealing-balkan-veterans-emotions-08-15-2017
16 Aug 17

‘Men Don’t Cry’: Revealing Balkan Veterans’ Emotions

A new feature film made by a Bosnian war veteran dramatically explores the minds of men who fought in the 1990s and how it affected them psychologically and emotionally.

11 Aug 17

Sarajevo Film Festival Under Way

01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer