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As Winter Arrives, Thousands of Migrants Are Trapped in Bosnia

BIHAC, Bosnia and Herzegovina — His right arm was swollen and badly bruised. He didn’t so much walk as shuffle because of injuries to his legs that, like those elsewhere on his body, he said were inflicted by Croatian police batons.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-08 10:09:25

EP’s Resolution on Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be adopted by the end of 2018

BRUSSELS – Resolution of the European Parliament on 2018 Commission’s Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be adopted until the Joint Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee is formed by BiH’s authorities, N1 reports.

EUROPEANWESTERNBALKANS.COM - 2018-12-09 18:09:21

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Population Movement Emergency Appeal n° MDRBA011

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 3.3 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to deliver assistance and support to up to 7,600 migrants every two weeks for a peri

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-12-08 07:00:00

Bosnia invited to take first steps towards NATO membership

NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels on December 5, have given Bosnia the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections.

EMERGING-EUROPE.COM - 2018-12-06 07:54:33

Don Quixote meets Oblomov in 1990s Bosnia

Seven Terrors a few weeks ago and mulling upon it, I still can’t quite break free from Selvedin Avdić’s narrator’s voice and his fruitless search for his friend, Aleksa. Both are “lost” somewhere in a secular, intellectual, and “Muslim” corner of the forgotten 1990s Bosnian War. After four years of

LAREVIEWOFBOOKS.ORG - 2018-12-06 07:00:00

Bosnia Indicts Serb Ex-Military Commander For Wartime Killings

Bosnian prosecutors have indicted a Bosnian Serb military commander on charges of killing of Muslim civilians during the country's wars of the 1990s. Dragoljub Kunarac was the commander of a special unit of the Bosnian Serb army who had already been imprisoned for 28 years by the United Nations war

RFERL.ORG - 2018-12-06 04:22:00

NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

BRUSSELS – NATO on Wednesday gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world's biggest military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-05 15:27:09

This War Hostel In Bosnia Offers The Ultimate Self-Deprivation Experience

If you are an adept of dark tourism, you will love this war hostel in Bosnia which stands on the site of owner Arijan Kurbasic's family home where he experienced the war as a child.

THETRAVEL.COM - 2018-12-05 12:12:06

Rights for Doljanka River in the Blue Heart of Europe

The Bosnia River Action Network Advocacy (BRANA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina, seeks recognition of rights for the beautiful Doljanka River, one of the few wild rivers left in Europe which is now being threatened by a hydropower plant. Members includ

MOTHER EARTH NEWS - 2018-12-07 16:53:00

EU Confirms Funding for Migrants Massed at Bosnia Border, Locals Say Crime Rife

As the EU confirmed it was spending taxpayers’ cash on migrants seeking to break into the bloc, Bosnians have pleaded for the Balkans migration route to be shut down amidst increasing “militancy” from newcomers.

BREITBART - 2018-12-02 03:16:11

Bosnia Set For New Move Toward NATO Membership This Week

NATO is expected to activate its program of advice and assistance for Bosnia-Herzegovina this week -- a step in the Balkan country's path to join the military alliance. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on December 3 that he expected the alliance's foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels o

RFERL.ORG - 2018-12-03 19:09:00

Tax to be removed after Serbia, Bosnia recognize Kosovo, says PM Haradinaj

Haradinaj addressing media after meeting the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said that there is no crisis after introduction of the customs tariffs as alleged by Kosovo Serbs, adding that decision does not affect local Serbs and promised hel

GAZETAEXPRESS.COM - 2018-12-03 17:01:36

British lawmakers release internal Facebook documents

(Reuters) - British lawmakers published a cache of internal Facebook Inc documents, which indicates that the social network gave certain companies special access to user data even after promising to limit such access for third-party apps.

REUTERS - 2018-12-05 15:43:57

Kosovo slaps import tariffs on Serb, Bosnian goods

Kosovo’s government has imposed a customs tariff of 10 per cent on goods entering the country from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in retaliation for what it has called the two countries’ “lack of recognition and savage policies.”

EMERGING-EUROPE.COM - 2018-12-06 12:35:29

Croatia’s fixation on entering the Schengen area is a priority at the expense of people’s lives

About three weeks ago The Guardian published the reportage by Lorenzo Tondo from Velika Kladuša, Bosnia and Herzegovina with a frightening title: ‘They didn’t give a damn’: first footage of Croatian police ‘brutality’. This wasn’t the first time that similar accusations were expressed in internation

POLITICALCRITIQUE.ORG - 2018-12-06 10:12:57

Croatian Government contributes EUR 500,000 for Bosnia and Herzegovina and other Western Balkans countries to tackle migration challenges and create jobs

Total contributions for the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) now close to EUR 130 million; 36 projects approved under the Initiative representing EUR 3.7 billion of financing;

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-12-07 07:00:00

In a Divided Bosnia, Segregated Schools Persist

TRAVNIK, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The school in this medieval town is divided by a flimsy metal fence and the legacy of war. Each day, children stream into the same school building, only to study separately, using separate textbooks, while learning in different languages. The ethnic Croatians from t

WRAL - 2018-12-02 00:13:14

Public anger as air pollution in Western Balkan cities worsens

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - When winter arrives in the Western Balkans, it is not unusual for dense smog to envelop its cities, making it hard to breathe and impairing visibility. But this year, pollution levels are among the highest in the world and public anger is on the rise.

REUTERS - 2018-12-04 15:40:29

U.S. sees Macedonia in NATO in mid-2020 after name change deal

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The United States expects Macedonia to join NATO in mid-2020 by which time its name change deal with Greece should be fully implemented despite Russian efforts to undermine it, the top U.S. official for the Western Balkans said on Tuesday.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-04 16:30:04

Prog Magazine's Advent Calendar - Day Four

22 days until Christmas then, and between now and then Prog Magazine is bringing you a prog Christmas song every day to help you get in the festive spirit!. Today it's the turn of those doyens of Festive prog'n'roll, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and their cover of Savatage's Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/

LOUDERSOUND.COM - 2018-12-04 12:12:43