Bosnia & Herzegovina

Euroscepticism grows in richer Western Balkans countries

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 14, 2017

Just 40% of Serbians believe their country will benefit from EU accession, compared to 84% of Kosovans and 80% of Albanians.

Growth potential of CEE and SEE halved in crisis decade, says IMF official

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.

Six Western Balkans leaders endorse plan on regional economic area

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje, Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 13, 2017

Plan envisages greater trade integration and mobility across the region, but falls short of the customs union discussed by regional leaders in March.

CHINA RISING: Chinese investors compete for Bosnian coal projects

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2017

Industrial over-capacity at home has forced Chinese engineering conglomerates to seek out opportunities abroad, resulting in intense competition to build new power plants even in the small Balkan economies.

Bosnia’s GDP growth accelerates slightly

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2017

Growth speeds up to 2.7% in Q1 driven by trade and financial sectors.

Bosnia’s retail sales growth slows further in May

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2017

Growth in retail sales slows to 4.3% but still buoyed by 8.1% increase in automotive fuel sales.

Bosnia’s unemployment rate dips below 40%

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2017

Registered unemployment rate inches down to historic low of 39.6% in April despite political and economic uncertainty.

Court rules Dutch UN troops partly responsible for murder of 350 Muslim men in Srebrenica

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia June 27, 2017

Ruling establishes responsibility for both Dutch troops and their government, setting a precedent for future peacekeeping missions.

Under 45% of citizens recognise Bosnia as their homeland

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia June 27, 2017

Survey reveals the impact of nationalist tensions stirred up by the leaders of Bosnia's main ethnic parties.