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Bosnian Students Unite Against Ethnically Divided Schools.

Fresh off their success of getting the government to back down on dividing a school along ethnic lines, emboldened students say they are now looking to build on their success.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Srpska Mufti: Acute Poverty, Jobless Youth Imperil Stability.

The Muslim leader in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska says security is improving for his followers, although harsh poverty remains an intractable issue as they prepare to observe Eid al-Fitr, the religious holiday marking the end of Ramadan. “There is no more desecration of the Muslim tombstones, which ...

- Voice of America - US

Agrokor Boss Vows to Tackle Problems in Bosnia.

Ante Ramljak says future focus will now be on stabilising operations in Bosnia, where Agrokor's daughter companies reportedly owe suppliers over 100 million euros.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatia Seeks Role in Bosnian Croats' Hague Trial.

Croatia has filed an appeal to the Hague war crimes tribunal, asking to be allowed to participate in the trial of six former Bosnian Croat officials, but prosecutors have objected.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Hague Tribunal Shares Lessons of War Crime Probes.

Prosecutors from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia told a conference in Sarajevo about how they developed investigations into war crimes perpetrators and those who commanded them.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Presidential inauguration to take place in Belgrade.

A reception on the occasion of the assuming of the Serbian presidency by Aleksandar Vucic will start at 18:00 hours CET in the Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade. Presidents of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro Borut Pahor, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Gjorge Ivanov and Filip Vujanovic, as well as all three members of ...

- B92 - SK

Serb Woman's Case Upsets Trump Immigration Policy.

A US Supreme Court verdict in the case of a Bosnian Serb deported because of her husband's role in the Bosnian war will make it harder for the Trump administration to remove immigrants' citizenship.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Politics 'Impedes Justice', Says Hague Prosecutor.

The politicisation of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina has created obstacles to securing justice for victims, chief Hague Tribunal prosecutor Serge Brammertz said in Sarajevo.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Mogherini tells Bosnia's Ivanic EU wants efficient progress.

In light of upcoming Association Council and Trieste summit


'Serbia and RS should acknowledge Srebrenica as genocide'.

Serge Brammertz says that "one should hope Serbia and the Serb Republic " will officially acknowledge that genocide has been committed in Srebrenica. "These authorities must have the honor and the courage to admit the truth," the chief Hague Prosecutor told Sarajevo-based Oslobodjenje newspaper, ahead of commemoration in ...

- B92 - SK

U.S. top court rules in favor of Serb stripped of U.S. citizenship.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of an ethnic Serb woman who was stripped of U.S. citizenship when she lied about her husband's military service after Yugoslavia's collapse. The justices sided with Divna Maslenjak, who had her citizenship revoked and was deported to Serbia after being convicted of breaking ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Bosnian Serbs Consider Chinese Lessons in Schools

Ni Hao, meaning hello in Chinese, might become a more common greeting in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska if the authorities bring in language lessons for school pupils.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU Takes Lead in Campaign to Prevent Gender-based Violence

The European Union is assuming the leadership of a global initiative to prevent gender-based violence during humanitarian crises. Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. The United Nations and many human rights organizations have documented tens of thousands of ...

- Voice of America - US

OSCE: Bosnia Boosts Wartime Sexual Violence Prosecutions

Over the past three years, courts and prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have processed more cases involving wartime sexual violence than before, but more needs to be done, a new OSCE report says.

- Balkan Insight - UK

NATO Deputy Secretary General welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina's reform efforts

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed the Chairman of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanić; the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic; and Defence Minister Marina Pendes to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday for an exchange of views.


Stagnant Bosnia Awaits its Macedonian Moment'

Events in Macedonia have shown that genuine change remains possible in this region – but only if ordinary citizens are prepared to lead the way. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian 'Red Berets' Accused of Bosnia War Crimes

Belgrade's Humanitarian Law Centre filed criminal complaints against three former fighters from the Serbian Red Berets unit, accusing them of committing war crimes in the Bosnian town of Doboj in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Pupils Rally Against Ethnic Segregation in Schools

After preventing the establishment of a new ethnically-segregated school in their town, pupils in Jajce led protests against ethnic divisions in Bosnian schools in general.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Ponders Terror Threat as Interpol Seeks Suspects

The number of Bosnian citizens wanted by Interpol on terrorism-related charges has risen to 13, but locals and analysts are divided about whether the country itself is in danger of attacks.

- Balkan Insight - UK

First Cannes Lion awards for Bosnia for 'One Book for Peace'

In April, the Serbian agency New Moment New Ideas and Y&R Dubai teamed up for the joint project "The One" for the Inter-Religious Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The result is #OneBookForPeace and two bronze Lions in Print & Publishing and PR as well as the Silver Lion in Promo & Activation categories at the Cannes Lions ...

- B92 - SK

Bosnian students keep up their protest against segregated schools

TRAVNIK, Bosnia - High school students and activists pressed their protest against ethnic segregation at schools in central Bosnia on Tuesday, after scoring an unprecedented victory against a government decision to further divide them along ethnic lines.

- Reuters - US

Swiss Politician Convicted of Srebrenica Genocide Denial

A Swiss court found Donatello Poggi, a local politician in the canton of Ticino, guilty of racial discrimination because he wrote that the 1995 genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica was a lie, media reported.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Visit to NATO by the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Mladen Ivanić, will visit NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.


Waiting for the Ramadan 'Bang' in Sarajevo

As the sun slowly approaches the top of the Zuc hill overlooking Sarajevo, the city's Muslims stir their lemonades, preparing for the loud bang that means they can finally break their fast.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Kindergarten Overcomes Ethnic Divisions

A recently-opened kindergarten in Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje is the only educational institution in the town at which Bosnian Croat and Bosniak children spend time together.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian MP Pushes Genocide Denial Legislation

MP Denis Becirovic said a proposed ban on the denial of genocide and war crimes was needed to show respect to victims and ensure a just society in the future - although it has sparked anger among Bosnian Serbs.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Islamic State publishes monthly magazine in eleven languages

THE Islamic State published its 10th edition of Rumiyah magazine on 7 June to promote its ideology and update supporters about the militant group's latest actions for distribution in 11 languages; Bosnian, English, French, Russian, German, Turkish, Bosnian, Indonesian, Kurdish, Pashto, Urdu and

- Jane’s - US

Will Qatar's Diplomatic Exile Spark the Next Great War?

Sarajevo 1914, Doha 2017? We could be at a historic moment akin to the assassination of the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which resulted in what became known as the Great War. This time, though, the possible clash is between a Saudi-United Arab Emirates force and Iran. Washington is going to have to act ...

- The Washington Institute - US