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Spring came early: February likely warmest on record amid climate change

Reuters The world likely notched its warmest February on record, as spring-like conditions caused flowers to bloom early from Japan to Mexico, left ski slopes bald of snow in Europe and pushed temperatures to 37.7 degrees Celsius in Texas. While data has not been finalised, three scientists told Reuters that February is on track to […]

Bosnia police arrest seven Serbs suspected of 1995 massacre

Muslim effendi sits near coffins of his relatives, who are newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which are lined up for a joint burial in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 11th July, 2016

Sarajevo, Serbia & HerzegovinaReuters Bosnia’s state police have arrested seven former members of the Bosnian Serb wartime army suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, described as genocide by two international courts.  The suspects were arrested on Friday near the eastern town of Zvornik on suspicion of having […]

NATO’s Stoltenberg concerned by secessionist rhetoric in Bosnia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with Bosnian Prime Minister Borjana Kristo during his visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 20th November, 2023.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaReuters NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday the alliance was concerned by secessionist rhetoric in Bosnia, as well as by Russian influence in the country, after months of Serb leaders increasingly saying they want to split away. Bosnia emerged from a 1992-1995 war with a federal structure uniting a Serb-dominated […]

Peace envoy steps in to try to ensure functioning government after Bosnians vote

Bosnia election

Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaReuters Bosnia’s polls closed on Sunday after voters turned out to choose the country’s new collective presidency and lawmakers at national, regional and local levels, in a contest between entrenched nationalists and economy-focused reformists. The first official results are expected at midnight, but political parties are expected to come out with their […]

Many in Bosnia doubt elections will tackle dysfunctional economy

Bosnia Sarajevo election1

Zepce, Bosnia Reuters With nationalist rhetoric dominating the campaign for Bosnia’s 2nd October election, many doubt the vote will usher in leaders who would focus on reforms to tackle a dysfunctional economy and unblock the country’s path to European Union membership.  Since the 2018 election, progress towards liberalising the economy and improving rule of law […]

Thousands march in Bosnia in memory of Srebrenica massacre

Bosnia Visoko Srebrenica genocide commemorations1

Nezuk, Bosnia-Herzegovina AP Thousands of people joined a peace march on Friday through forests in eastern Bosnia in memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II. The 100-kilometre march traces a route taken by men and boys from the Bosniak ethnic group, which is made up primarily of Muslims, […]

Balkans losing hope of progress on EU membership

Kosovo Janjeve Eiffel Tower

Belgrade, Serbia/Brussels, Belgium Reuters In Kosovo, which has been waiting for visa-free travel to the European Union since 2010, a restaurant owner has erected a large replica of France’s famed Eiffel Tower for its diners.  “We have built it as a form of consolation for the people who cannot go to Paris,” said Blerim Bislimi, […]