Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Serbia to Write Letter to EU Over 100% Tariff

Bosnia and Serbia to Write Letter to EU Over 100% Tariff

“Due to the discriminatory 100 percent tax imposed (by Pristina), trade between Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina with Pristina has practically been disabled. This was the assessment made on Tuesday in Belgrade by Serbia’s Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic and Minister of External Trade and Economic Relations […]

OSCE Urges Bosnia to Scrap Segregated SchoolsPhoto: OSCE

OSCE Urges Bosnia to Scrap Segregated Schools

“Diversities should be cherished and not used for ethnic-based division of pupils, said Head of Bosnia’s office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Bruce Berton, at a launch of OSCE’s report on segregation in Bosnian schools on Monday. ‘A system that divides children and […]

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Winterville Mostar Opens

“On Sunday night, with a concert of the cult band, ‘TBF’ from Croatia, the Winterville Mostar was officially opened. The event was opened by Mostar Mayor Ljubo Beslic, and until January 7th, more than a hundred different entertaining programs will be available to residents and tourists. At the […]

Air Pollution in BiH Worse than Beijing?Photo: UN Environmental Program

Air Pollution in BiH Worse than Beijing?

“Unlike the relatively comfortable November, the beginning of December is marked by enormous air pollution in all major city centers in BiH. As usual, when it comes to the increased concentration of harmful particles in the air, the symptoms of the disease in lung and heart patients, pregnant women, […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Oric and Muhic Acquitted; Bosnia Destroys Light Arms; EU Sends Over $565,000 to Bosnia for Migrants; Bihac Mayor Calls for No More Migrants; Sarajevo Gets in the Holiday SpiritPhoto: RFE/RL

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Oric and Muhic Acquitted; Bosnia Destroys Light Arms; EU Sends Over $565,000 to Bosnia for Migrants; Bihac Mayor Calls for No More Migrants; Sarajevo Gets in the Holiday Spirit

“A Bosnian appeals court on Friday acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of killing three Serb prisoners of war in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. His wartime deputy […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Leader, Medojevic, Arrested; Airport Operators Eye Montenegro; Western Balkan Foreign Affairs Ministers Gather in Budva

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Leader, Medojevic, Arrested; Airport Operators Eye Montenegro; Western Balkan Foreign Affairs Ministers Gather in Budva

“Montenegrin police arrested Nebojsa Medojevic, a lawmaker and a prominent opposition leader, on Friday after a high court ordered he serve a two-month jail sentence passed in March for refusing to testify about high-level corruption. Medojevic, an outspoken critic of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic and his Democratic Party […]

NY Times Profiles Sarajevo’s “War Hostel”

NY Times Profiles Sarajevo’s “War Hostel”

“Arijan Kurbasic, the manager of the War Hostel Sarajevo in the Bosnian capital, knows that his idea of hospitality is not to everyone’s taste and is ready to relax the house rules a bit. He will, for example, turn down the volume on a sound system that, day and night, […]

A member of European Forces (EUFOR) stands in front of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union flags during Change of Command Ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dado RuvicPhoto: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

What’s the Future of Bosnian Civil Society?

“Since the end of the war, NGOs in Bosnia-Herzegovina have flourished. However, they depend on financial aid from abroad. As this flow of money wanes, initiatives crumble. Alicia Prager reports from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nina’s and Amar’s* mother was raped during the Bosnian war. The resulting trauma not only affected her, […]

Federica Mogherini Speaks to Hashim ThaciPhoto: European Commission

Federica Mogherini Speaks to Hashim Thaci

“Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke on the phone to President Hashim Thaci this afternoon to review the latest developments in the context of the EU facilitated Dialogue for normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. The High Representative […]