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Maja Zuvela

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.

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.

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