Bosnia & Herzegovina

BALKAN BLOG: US approach to switch from quick-fix dealmaking to experience and cooperation

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 19, 2021

The outgoing Trump administration sought to score points against the EU in the Western Balkans and ignored the complexities of Balkan politics. His successor Joe Biden can be expected to do the opposite.

Turnover rose on Bosnia's two stock exchanges in 2020 while prices fell

bne IntelliNews January 18, 2021

Higher borrowing by the governments of Bosnia’s two entities pushed up turnover — mainly trading in government bonds and T-bills — on the Sarajevo and Banja Luka exchanges, but the main indexes dropped.

COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.

Storming parliaments: New Europe's greatest hits

bne IntelliNews staff January 7, 2021

The US has been rocked by the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters. But in New Europe, protesters storming parliament buildings is a common experience.

Kyiv accuses Bosnian President Dodik of lying about icon gifted to Russian foreign minister

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Moscow returned the 300-year-old icon after Ukrainian officials warned it could have been stolen by mercenaries in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

Bosnia’s real GDP contracts 6.3% y/y in 3Q20

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Modest recovery of 3.9% in quarterly terms in Q3 but Bosnia's economy isn't expected to fully recover from the coronacrisis until 2022.

OUTLOOK 2021 Bosnia & Herzegovina

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Political infighting has stymied efforts to lift Bosnia out of the coronacrisis.

Vast tide of floating waste threatens Balkan hydropower plants

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2021

Tens of thousands of cubic meters of waste are floating on the Drina river and its tributaries as the countries in the river basin — Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia — have failed for years to upgrade their waste management systems.

Bosnia wins procedural step in Tuzla TPP case

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia December 28, 2020

Energy Community secretariat launched a procedure against Bosnia over the guarantee for a €614mn Chinese loan to finance the expansion of the Tuzla thermal power plant.

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