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Maja Zuvela

U.N. calls on Bosnia to stop forcing migrants into unsafe camp

01 Oct 2019

SARAJEVO The United Nations called on Bosnia on Tuesday to stop forcing migrants to settle at an unsafe camp near the Croatian border, describing it as unfit for housing people.

Environmental campaigners want EU to curb Balkans hydropower incentives

25 Sep 2019

SARAJEVO Environmental campaigners called for the European Union to curb the number of small hydropower projects in the Western Balkans by pressing for more stringent environmental legislation and a more cost-effective subsidies system as soon as possible.

Bosnia's sole aluminum smelter shuts, to go for bankruptcy

10 Jul 2019

SARAJEVO Bosnian aluminum smelter Aluminij will file for bankruptcy after closing on Wednesday, putting at risk some 10,000 jobs, including contractors and those at the processing firms it supplies.

UPDATE 1-Bosnia's sole aluminium smelter shuts, to go for bankruptcy

10 Jul 2019

SARAJEVO, July 10 Bosnian aluminium smelter Aluminij will file for bankruptcy after closing on Wednesday, putting at risk some 10,000 jobs, including contractors and those at the processing firms it supplies.

EU must embrace Balkans or lose them to Russia and China- Montenegro president

08 May 2019

SARAJEVO, May 8 The EU needs to integrate the Western Balkans quickly to safeguard its own future as well as protect the buffer region from Russian and Chinese influence, Montenegro's president Milo Djukanovic said on Wednesday.

REFILE-Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

19 Feb 2019

SARAJEVO, Feb 19 Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year.

ArcelorMittal's bid to buy stake in Bosnian iron ore mine rejected

30 Jan 2019

SARAJEVO ArcelorMittal's application to bid for the Bosnian government's stake in the Ljubija iron ore mine has been rejected over procedural issues, prompting the world's largest steelmaker to warn of risks to the future of mining in the area.

Syrian children in focus at Sarajevo museum on war and childhood

27 Jan 2019

SARAJEVO Toys, house keys and diaries hang suspended from the ceiling or sit on plain white pedestals at Sarajevo's War Childhood Museum in a simple tribute to the children living in the shadow of the war in Syria.

Beset by protests, Serb leader stages lavish reception for Putin

17 Jan 2019

BELGRADE Serbia's pro-Western President Aleksandar Vucic staged a lavish welcome for Vladimir Putin on Thursday - even presenting the visiting Russian leader with a puppy - in what critics called a bid to deflect attention from weeks of anti-government protests.

Public anger as air pollution in Western Balkan cities worsens

04 Dec 2018

SARAJEVO 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.

World News

Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as U.S. retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.