Bosnia & Herzegovina

European Court of Auditors flags concerns over EU's €6bn package for Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2024

ECA says better protection measures are needed to safeguard the additional EU funds to help the region's progress towards EU accession.

Bosnian government makes push to adopt laws needed to unblock EU membership talks

bne IntelliNews February 11, 2024

Sarajevo warned it has just six weeks to adopt four key laws in order to get a green light for accession talks.

President of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska goes on trial in Sarajevo

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2024

Trial of Milorad Dodik for approving laws that defy the authority of the Bosnian Constitutional Court and high representative starts after multiple delays.

‘Amazon of the Balkans’ Ananas announces regional expansion plans

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

Ananas to expand into Bosnia and Montenegro this year, with plans to target Albania and Kosovo in future.

wiiw projects brighter 2024 for Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Vienna-based think-tank expects growth to get back on track this year, but warns of risks from a Trump victory in the US and escalation of fighting in Ukraine or Gaza.

MEPs call for EU to be reformed ahead of enlargement

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Expanded EU with 35 members cannot function with the current rules, says report backed by European Parliament committees.

OUTLOOK 2024 SE Europe

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Following a challenging 2023 marked by energy and inflation crises triggered by the conflict in Ukraine, the economies across Southeast Europe are poised for a modest rebound in 2024.

Actis-led consortium acquires Balkan telecom tower portfolio from Telekom Srbija

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Actis says telecom towers market in the CEE and Western Balkans region is poised for significant expansion in the coming years.

Western Balkans leaders embrace EU Growth Plan at regional summit

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 22, 2024

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski says €6bn plan will foster regional cooperation and integration into the common European market.

INTERVIEW: Renewables company Notus expands in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Pristina January 22, 2024

Notus Energy is expanding in Southeast Europe after successfully building Kosovo’s largest wind farm.

Bosnian president appeals to US and Nato to prevent new war

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia January 11, 2024

Denis Becirovic says Bosnia faces the "horrifying threat" of renewed armed violence after secessionist moves by local Serb leaders.

Bosnian Serb leader rejects “colonisers” at Republic Day celebration

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia January 9, 2024

EU and US condemn events marking Republic Day holiday in Republika Srpska after ban by Bosnian Constitutional Court.

US F-16s fly over Bosnia ahead of Bosnian Serbs’ "secessionist" holiday

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2024

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons flew over Republika Srpska the day before the banned Republic Day holiday celebrated by Bosnian Serbs to show US commitment to preventing the breakup of Bosnia.

Bosnia's public broadcaster warns of imminent financial collapse

bne IntelliNews January 2, 2024

Broadcaster BHRT appealed to Bosnian government and international community to permanently resolve the financing of public broadcasting services.

CENUSA: The Hungarian-Russian factor and the Ukrainian dimension of the EU's eastern enlargement

Denis Cenusa in Giessen January 2, 2024

The Hungarian-Russian factor, combined and separately, entails risks to the sustainability of the enlargement process of the European project.

Moldovan president says “new page” opens in country’s history as it gets go-ahead for EU talks

bne IntelliNews December 15, 2023

Moldova and Ukraine to start EU accession negotiations, Georgia gains candidate status, but Bosnia must put in more work before starting talks.

CEE Banking Sector Report: A record year that is unlikely to be sustained

Gunter Deuber, Ruslan Gadeev of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna December 15, 2023

The aggregated return on equity across all markets this year may surpass the 20% level, a ratio last seen in 2005 or 2006.

Bosnia not expected to get green light for EU membership talks at December EU Council

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia December 14, 2023

Bosnia has not yet fulfilled 14 conditions set by Brussels and there are also concerns about secessionist rhetoric in Republika Srpska.

Encouraging words but no breakthroughs at EU-Western Balkans summit

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2023

Top EU officials reaffirmed the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkans but stressed at the same time the need for reforms by aspiring members.

Poll shows EU citizens open to Ukraine’s accession, cooler towards Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2023

New ECFR poll shows EU citizens have mixed feelings on enlargement, with less than a third backing accession for Western Balkan states.