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Groups of Bosnians quarantined over coronavirus go on hunger strike

20 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO A group of Bosnians quarantined for more than two weeks in a student dormitory in the capital Sarajevo to stop the spread of the coronavirus went on hunger strike on Monday in protest at their treatment, officials said.

Bosnian region acts to protect economy from COVID-19 damage

03 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO, April 3 Bosnia's autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation passed legislation on Friday to shore up its economy, already battered by measures aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

Coal-reliant Balkans seeking EU membership urged to weigh carbon tax

06 Mar 2020

TREBINJE, Bosnia An EU energy official urged Western Balkan countries seeking European Union membership to consider their own carbon taxes to shelter their coal-reliant power sectors from the sudden shock likely once they have to abide by tougher climate rules.

North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift

19 Feb 2020

SKOPJE The European Union energy watchdog praised North Macedonia on Wednesday for a pioneering project among EU aspirants to transform an ageing coal mine into two solar power plants, in line with goals to cut pollution and tackle climate change.

Croatian court finds head of Hungary's MOL, Croatia's ex-PM guilty of bribery

30 Dec 2019

ZAGREB A Croatian court ruled on Monday that the head of Hungarian energy group MOL and Croatia's former prime minister were guilty in a corruption case, opening a new chapter in a legal saga that has dragged on for almost a decade.

Campaigners demand EU action against Western Balkan heavy polluters

09 Dec 2019

SARAJEVO Most Western Balkan countries have failed to fulfil the first requirement to meet European Union industrial emissions standards despite commitments governments made in 2005, environmental campaigners warned on Tuesday.

Bosnia sacks children's home managers after protests over abuse

22 Nov 2019

SARAJEVO Bosnian officials bowed to pressure from protesters on Friday and dismissed the management of a residential home after an opposition lawmaker publicised photos showing children with special needs tied to beds and radiators.

Bosnians outraged by alleged abuse of children with special needs

21 Nov 2019

SARAJEVO Sarajevo's prosecutor has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse of children with special needs at a state-run care home in Bosnia, after a lawmaker made public photographs and a video showing children tied to beds and radiators.

As bigotry stirs globally, Bosnian Jews, Muslims recall lesson in tolerance

07 Nov 2019

SARAJEVO Bosnia's Jews and Muslims on Thursday marked the bicentenary of the rescue of a dozen Jews from an Ottoman-era governor's jail, saying their liberation by Sarajevo Muslims is a great example of co-existence at a time of rising global sectarian hatred.

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.

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