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Bosnia Tries Serb Ex-Soldier over Civilian Convoy Massacre

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Miroslav Markovic went on trial for the detention, abuse and murder of civilians after a convoy of fleeing Bosniaks was intercepted in the village of Lokanj near Zvornik in 1992.


Failing Public Companies Imperil Bosnia’s Stability, IMF Warns

A trailblazing report by the IMF says the fragile state of the country’s mass of public companies is a time bomb waiting to explode. Bosnia’s governments have for years treasured public or state-owned companies, SOEs, as cash cows, using them to fund high public spending.


Bosnia Required to Return Stolen World War II Jewish Property Before Joining EU

JNS.org – The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate the restitution of property stolen from Jews in the Holocaust.


Analysis: BiH’s NATO Perspective

Where there is a clear will of all political actors and population for the country to sooner or later become part of the Alliance, in Bosnia and Herzegovina the situation is far different and complicated in its own way.


Bosnia Authorities Argue Over Responsibility For Migrants

Local authorities in northwest Bosnia are threatening to send thousands of migrants and refugees to the capital, Sarajevo, unless the state authorities assume direct responsibility for them by February 15.



For First Time, European Parliament Considers Seized Property in. (Strasbourg, France) February 13, 2019: The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) welcomes the adoption of a European Parliament Resolution on the 2018 Commission Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which the EU Parliament cal


Dayton to host students, teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina

DAYTON — Students and teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina will be welcomed to the city of Dayton this October as part of a youth leadership exchange. The 18 students and three teachers will get to experience the best that Dayton has to offer in areas such as education, culture and person-to-person


After 25 years, can Serbian cinema finally help a nation learn the lessons of war?

For almost 25 years, the Yugoslav wars have been the dominant theme in Serbian cinema. Emir Kusturica’s Palme d’Or-winning, anti-Tito parable Underground sparked the trend in 1995, and it has continued to the present day, with Ognjen Glavonić’s quietly powerful The Load, which debuted at Cannes last


Snowstorm in Bosnia disrupts traffic, flights, sports events

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Heavy snow in Bosnia has disrupted road and air traffic in much of the country and forced an international winter sports competition to postpone some of its events.


Bosnia Steps up Hunt For Double Murder Suspect

Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina are frantically searching for a man suspected of killing two people a week ago and who remains at large. Bosnia is on high alert over a suspected killer linked to two murders in the Sarajevo area on February 5 and who has been on the run for almost a week. Police for


Bosnia Told to Pay Acquitted Serb Policeman Over €43,470

Bosnia’s Constitutional Court upheld an appeal from Serb ex-policeman Petar Civcic, who spent over 1,000 days in jail before being acquitted of wartime crimes, ruling he should be paid more than the 43,470 euros initially awarded.


Major Manhunt Under Way In Bosnia For Suspect In Two Murders

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina say they have launched a nationwide manhunt for a suspect in the killings of two people that have caused widespread panic. Authorities also called on the public to report any sightings of the suspect, 42-year-old Edin Gacic, who police say is armed and dangerous.


Bosnian most-wanted fugitive shot dead after massive manhunt

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA — Bosnia police on Tuesday shot and killed the country's most-wanted fugitive, who had been sought in the slayings of a police officer and another person, after a huge manhunt.


‘Dayton 2’ Debate, Serbia-Kosovo Talks Reflect Balkan’s Spiralling Out of Control

As the EU’s engagement in the Balkans fades, and global narratives shift, local leaders may be tempted to trying applying local solutions to unresolved issues – which in the past ended in violence.


Impact of Dayton Peace Accords Still Resonating Nearly 25 Years Later

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 1995 signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, also known as the Dayton Agreement, one of a series of international meetings that led to the end of the Bosnian War.


Federal Hydrometeorological Institute warns on very strong Wind

Federal Hydrometeorological Institute warns on very strong Wind. The Federal Hydrometeorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced an orange warning for the strong weather and stormy winds in Herzegovina and southwest Bosnia.


Two farmers who underwent hip replacement surgery scooped €75,000 on Winning Streak

Two farmers from the West of Ireland who recently underwent hip surgery scooped €75,000 between them on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show this weekend. Chris Tansey, from Swinford in Co Mayo, was lucky enough to spin the wheel and he won €42,000, while Tommy Durr from Ballinagard in C


Parents of slain Bosnia student want to exhume his body

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - The parents of a Bosnian student whose unresolved death inspired months of anti-government protests say they want to exhume their son’s remains and rebury them outside the country.


China’s Influence in Balkans Poses Risks, Report Warns

Munich Security Conference report says EU should be aware that Balkan countries risk becoming subjected to Beijing's 'debt-trap diplomacy' as their indebtedness to China grows.


Fake lakes: the cities transformed by artificial 'natural' attractions

In 2000, when Jasmin Imamović became mayor of Tuzla, it was a dilapidated, swampy mining settlement short on prospects. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s third-largest city had suffered badly in the Bosnian war, and from recessions, low wages and exodus of people since.