Russia calls for closing UN office in Bosnia

By |november 6th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Milorad Dodik, Nato, News, Republika Srpska, Russia|

Russia called Tuesday (5 November) for closing the office of the UN High Representative in Bosnia, claiming the senior UN official there is biased.

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‘It’s the jungle’: Bosnian migrant camp in crisis

By |oktober 24th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Migration, News|

No running water, putrid portable toilets and surrounding woods littered with land mines - these are the bleak conditions of a camp where hundreds of migrants brace for winter in Bosnia.

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Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote

By |avgust 6th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, Nato, News, Western Balkans|

Bosnia's rival Serb, Croat and Bosniak leaders agreed on Monday (5 August) to form a central government 10 months after a general election, reaching a compromise about Bosnia's integration into NATO which had been a key stumbling block.

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Bosnian Serbs pull reserve police plan under Western pressure

By |junij 25th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croats, Muslims, News, Republika Srpska, Yugoslav wars|

Bosnia's Serb entity on Monday (24 June) withdrew a bill to set up a reserve police force under pressure from Western peace envoys who said it would be divisive, with memories still fresh of reservists' role in ethnic cleansing during the 1992-95 war.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bosnian Serbs pull reserve police plan under Western pressure

Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

By |junij 24th, 2019|16+1, Albania, Belt and Road Initiative, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, EU accession, Kosovo, Kosovo war, Montenegro, Muslims, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Orthodox Church, Ottoman empire, Russian propaganda, Serbia, Turkey, Western Balkans|

Unless the EU accession process of the Western Balkans picks up the pace, the six countries of the region may examine alternatives for their countries’ external orientation, including boosting relations with China, Russia, Turkey and the Gulf States, a report...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

By |junij 17th, 2019|Balkan route, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, News, refugee crisis, Republika Srpska, Serbia, United Nations|

Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday (16 June) against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac, warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough. Bosnia, spared the big migrant wave of 2015, is now...

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Enlargement debate: Western Balkans, torn between hope and outrage

By |junij 6th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Montenegro, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

With enlargement being a “hot potato” for EU institutions, EURACTIV addressed the issue in a debate on Tuesday (5 June). Diplomats and journalists talked freely about the perceived reluctance of some member states, but also about existing real internal obstacles.

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Chinese Balkans investments disrupt EU objectives, Commission warns

By |april 4th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Johannes Hahn, News, Western Balkans|

Some Chinese investments entail “macro-economic imbalances and debt-dependency” risk in the Western Balkans and impact EU objectives in the region, an EU spokesperson has said in light of a controversial energy project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Chinese Balkans investments disrupt EU objectives, Commission warns

The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union

By |marec 18th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, coal, coal phase-out, European Energy Community, Kosovo, Macedonia, News, Serbia, Ukraine, Western Balkans|

At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported by Chinese and US capital, without active opposition of the EU, he says.

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