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Bosnia losing many young people to emigration over poor education, work prospects

Nov 24 2021

SARAJEVO/PRIJEDOR, Bosnia Architecture student Arijana Pirusic is one of some 23,000 young people planning to leave Bosnia in search of better education or work opportunities, part of an annual brain drain from their troubled homeland.

I'll not sacrifice peace for Republika Srpska, Bosnian Serb leader says

Nov 11 2021

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, whose secessionist ideas are widely seen as endangering a Bosnian peace deal, said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday that no political goals were worth the sacrificing of peace in Bosnia.

EU top military official voices support for Bosnia's joint armed forces

Oct 28 2021

SARAJEVO The European Union's top military official voiced support for the unified Bosnian armed forces on Thursday, after Serb leader Milorad Dodik had threatened to pull the Serb component out of the forces and form an exclusively Serb army within Bosnia.

'Energy willows' herald greener future at Balkan coal mines

Oct 21 2021

TUZLA, Bosnia Fast-growing willow trees may soon become a regular feature of parts of the Balkan landscape if a pilot project at decommissioned coal pits in Bosnia and Serbia, aimed at helping the countries' transition to cleaner energy, bears fruit. | Video

Afghan migrants in Bosnia still hope to reach EU despite violent pushbacks

Oct 14 2021

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia Several hundred Afghan migrants including women, children and a seven-day-old baby have settled in a makeshift tent camp near the border with Croatia, determined to continue their journey to the European Union despite pushbacks and deportations.

EBRD invested $1.5 billion each in 2020, 2021 in Western Balkan countries

Sep 15 2021

SARAJEVO The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invested 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in the Western Balkans in 2020 and will match that amount this year, Pierre Heilbronn, an EBRD vice president, said on Wednesday.

Bosnia's wild horses: Promising tourist attraction, or farmers' pest?

Sep 15 2021

LIVNO, Bosnia Wild horses galloping across rugged mountains in western Bosnia are an ever-bigger tourist attraction, but need protection from local farmers who see them as pests, activists say.

Films set in coronavirus pandemic to open Sarajevo Film Festival

Aug 16 2021

SARAJEVO Two feature films dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on peoples' lives and economy will on Friday open the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), the largest film showcase in a region spreading from Vienna to Istanbul.

New peace envoy gets hostile reception from Bosnian Serb leaders

Aug 02 2021

SARAJEVO German politician Christian Schmidt took up the post of Bosnia's international peace overseer on Monday after a hostile reception by Bosnian Serb leaders who want the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to be scrapped.

Bosnia's $1.1 billion deal for China-backed coal-fired plant under threat

Jul 15 2021

SARAJEVO A Chinese-backed deal to help Bosnian utility EPBiH expand its Tuzla coal-fired power plant has run into problems following General Electric's withdrawal from the project, a senior Bosnian official told Reuters on Thursday.

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