Bosnia & Herzegovina

Anger in Srebrenica as recount confirms election victory for Serb mayor

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia October 12, 2016

Bosniak leaders want election to be repeated and claim legitimacy of recount was compromised by presence of special forces.

CONFERENCE CALL: Private equity firms eye new opportunities in ex-Yugoslavia

Ivana Jovanovic in Belgrade October 7, 2016

A series of successful large-scale investments in the consumer sector have raised interest in Southeast Europe among private equity. However, potentially attractive privatisations deals within the region have so far proved elusive.

RBI and RZB boards agree merger outline for Austrian lender

bne IntelliNews October 6, 2016

RZB and RBI said in May that they were examining a merger as a way of reinforcing their capital buffers in the face of tougher regulatory requirements following the global financial crisis.

Nationalist parties claim victory in Bosnia’s local elections

bne IntelliNews October 4, 2016

Elections held one week after Republika Srpska referendum polarised opinion in Bosnia, giving a boost to nationalists

Will Republika Srpska’s national day referendum herald a vote on independence from Bosnia?

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 28, 2016

By going ahead with a referendum on the national day, the president of Republika Srpska, the Serb half of the divided Bosnia & Hercegovina nation, was testing the response of the central authorities and the international community.

Bosnian prosecution starts investigation into Republika Srpska’s banned referendum

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 26, 2016

President Dodik reportedly among those called for questioning after Republika Srpska authorities defy constitutional court ban to hold referendum

99.8% vote in favour of Republic Day holiday in Republic Srpska referendum

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 26, 2016

Preliminary results show almost unanimous support for Republic Day in referendum banned by Bosnian constitutional court and boycotted by Bosniaks

Bosnia’s Republika Srpska to hold controversial referendum despite ban

bne IntelliNews September 23, 2016

Republika Srpska government defies international pressure including from top ally Serbia and insists on going ahead with referendum on Republic Day holiday

Former Bosnian army commander says Republika Srpska referendum could provoke war

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2016

Sefer Halilovic's warning provokes angry reaction from Belgrade as Republic Srpska continues with referendum preparations despite constitutional court ban

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