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The chef and the footballer: Father and son find hope in Bosnia

Refugees and migrants line up outside a reception centre near the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, hungrily anticipating their next meal. Judging from the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen, lunch is going to be worth waiting for.


Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnia’s capital

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herze­govina (AP) — Bosnia’s capital city has made Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for a concert he performed while Sarajevo was under siege during the 1992-95 war.


NATO Remains Obstacle to Bosnia Forming New Government

Six months after elections took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, leaders of the main parties have agreed on a divide-up of government ministries - but remain deadlocked over activating a NATO membership plan.


Germany’s new workers are cause for Bosnia’s shrinking population

When a Bosnian politician announces the creation of 100,000 new jobs, we joke in Bosnia that half of these will be abroad. With Germany’s new regulation on the immigration of skilled workers, an increased number of people could reach Germany- this will have consequences for Bosnia. EURACTIV Germany


Bosnia Court Jails Syria Fighter for Three Years

State Court agrees reduced sentence for ex-Syria fighter Munib Ahmetspahic who returned disabled, admitted his guilt, cooperated with the prosecution – and insisted he repented of his actions.


Bosnia arrests nine suspected of smuggling 140 migrants

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Nine Bosnians were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being part of a gang that smuggled 140 migrants from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran into the European Union, police said.


UN court increases Karadzic's genocide sentence to life imprisonment

(CNN) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's sentence for genocide has been increased by appeal judges at a UN court in the Hague, Netherlands, from 40 years to life imprisonment.


Bosnia, Serbia Unlikely to Copy Belgium’s Genocide Denial Law

The Belgian government has announced plans to criminalise denial of the Srebrenica genocide, but similar legislation is not likely to find political support in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the massacres happened, or in Serbia.


Authentic outdoor adventures in Bosnia & Hercegovina

From the rushing rapids of the Vrbas River in the north to the epic peaks of Sutjeska National Park in the south, Bosnia and Hercegovina is a giant, natural playground for outdoor activities enthusiasts, wedged between Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.


Bosnia protest leader seeks asylum in Austria

The leader of a protest movement in Bosnia that drew daily crowds for nine months said Thursday he was seeking political asylum in Austria, according to local media reports. Davor Dragicevic, who organised the protests in the city of Banja Luka to demand explanations over the death of his son David


Mayor’s Life Offers Cautionary Tale of Bosnia’s Lost Hopes

The political path of Zdravko Krsmanovic, former mayor of Foca – from advocating radical reform of government to then shunning it – reflects Bosnia’s wider relapse over the last 13 years.


Bosnia prosecution investigates minister for disclosing secret information

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian prosecutors said on Friday they would investigate Security Minister Dragan Mektic for revealing secret information and giving false statements related to a case of alleged recruitment of Bosnians by Croatian intelligence and diplomats.


Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a 'myth'

FILE - A Monday, July 11, 2016 file photo of Bosnian people saying prayers in front of coffins during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly ca


Bosnia Marks Anniversary of Ahmici Village Mass Killings

A memorial march and ceremony was held to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the massacre of 116 civilians by Croatian Defence Council fighters in the Bosnian village of Ahmici.


Bosnia picks an Azeri-Bosnian consortium to build a highway section

SARAJEVO, April 18 (Reuters) - Bosnian regional motorways company Autoceste FBiH has chosen an Azeri-Bosnian consortium to build a section of a pan-European north-south highway, worth a total of 76 million euros ($85.45 million), a company official said on Thursday.


Bosnia To Hold Its First Ever LGBT+ Pride Parade

Bosnia will make history in September this year when its capital Sarajevo hosts the country’s first ever LGBT+ Pride parade. The people behind the initiative – Bosnian-Herzegovinian (BiH) Pride March – told the press about their plans, with spokesperson Branko Ćulibrk explaining: “BiH finally gets i


Serb Leader’s War Drums Stir New Fears in Bosnia

Serb Leader’s War Drums Stir New Fears in Bosnia. With no sign of abating, Bosnia’s prolonged political deadlock is slowly pushing the country towards new violence, and the world is ignoring the threat.


Bosnia top courts reiterates ban of Serb holiday

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnia's top court has reiterated its ban on a controversial Serb holiday that is seen as discriminatory to the country's Muslims and Croats. The Constitutional Court said Friday that Jan. 9 cannot be celebrated as the national holiday of the Serb entity in Bosnia, Rep


Business circle hails Bosnia wood industry potential

A round table on the wood and wood processing industry was held at the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) on Thursday. Participants discussed the potentials, possible investments, and challenges that the producers face in the industry as well as developments and the benefits.


Bosnia Court Confirms Indictment for Crimes in Bihac

The state court has confirmed an indictment for war crimes against a former Bosnian Serb policeman, Dusan Cimesa, for leading an attack on Bihac in 1992 aimed at driving out the local population.