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Media freedom in the Balkans under attack, monitors say

19 Jun 2019

SARAJEVO More than a third of all media freedom violations reported across Europe in 2018-2019 occurred in southeastern Europe, with governments being behind a half of them, media freedom monitors said on Wednesday.

EU peacekeepers warn Serb leader against dividing Bosnia's armed forces

14 May 2019

SARAJEVO The European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia warned the Serbian representative on Bosnia's presidency on Tuesday against saying anything to weaken the country's multi-ethnic armed forces after he made comments widely seen as divisive.

North Macedonia eyes 3.2 percent growth in 2019, 4 percent in 2020: finance minister

09 May 2019

SARAJEVO North Macedonia is forecasting economic growth of 3.2 percent this year and 4 percent in 2020, when it expects to become a full-fledged member of NATO, Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski said in an interview on Thursday.

Bosnia prosecution investigates minister for disclosing secret information

05 Apr 2019

SARAJEVO 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.

EBRD says will invest at least $1.25 billion in Western Balkans in 2019

20 Mar 2019

SARAJEVO The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plans to invest at least 1.1 billion euros (944.3 million pounds) in infrastructure, energy and the private sector in the Western Balkans this year, a top EBRD official said on Wednesday.

Karadzic could be jailed for life in final Srebrenica appeal ruling

15 Mar 2019

THE HAGUE/SARAJEVO Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will face U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday for a ruling that will end one of the highest profile legal battles stemming from the Balkan wars of the 1990s that saw the collapse of the former Yugoslavia.

Bosnian women struggle to return female relatives, children from Syria

08 Mar 2019

TESANJ, Bosnia A quarter of a century after their own country was devastated by war, three Bosnian women are struggling to bring home loved ones caught up in Syria's ruinous conflict and the collapse of Islamic State rule.

Bosnia needs to restructure and privatise state firms, IMF finds

22 Feb 2019

SARAJEVO, Feb 21 Bosnia's hundreds of loss-making state-owned companies, accounting for about a fifth of the economy, should restructure or be privatised to become sustainable, said an IMF official presenting the first comprehensive overview of the sector.

Bosnia's govt. formation delay may hit growth-c.bank governor

11 Feb 2019

* C. bank unlikely to invest in local firms despite pressures

Olympic spirit back in Sarajevo, bridging ethnic divides

08 Feb 2019

SARAJEVO The Olympic spirit is back in Sarajevo after rival Bosnian ethnic elites set aside their differences to host the largest sport event in the country since the 1984 Winter Olympics and war of the 1990s.

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