Maja Zuvela

Bosnian musicians keep Sephardic Jews' dwindling language alive

05 Nov 2018

SARAJEVO Sephardic Jews in Bosnia have kept their language alive ever since they were expelled from Spain in the late 15th century and found a home in Sarajevo, but today it is spoken by only a handful of the city's ageing Jews.

Depleted Western Balkan rivers hit power generation, up prices

01 Nov 2018

BELGRADE A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices.

Nationalists win in Bosnia, including Serb who opposes 'impossible state'

09 Oct 2018

SARAJEVO A Serb nationalist who opposes Bosnia as a state won a share of its tripartite presidency, election results showed on Monday, as Serb, Croat and Muslim ethnic parties dominated their regions in voting likely to slow the country's march toward EU integration.

Nationalist Serb, Bosniak leaders win Bosnia's presidential vote

08 Oct 2018

SARAJEVO Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik and Sefik Dzaferovic, the candidate of the largest Muslim Bosniak party, have won the Serb and Bosniak seats in Bosnia's triumverate presidency, the election commission said early Monday.

Nationalist Serb, Bosniak leaders claim victory in Bosnia's vote

08 Oct 2018

SARAJEVO Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik proclaimed victory in Bosnia's presidential election on Sunday, as did the candidate of the largest Muslim Bosniak party.

Protests overshadow party rallies ahead of Bosnia vote

06 Oct 2018

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA Protests organized in Bosnia's two largest cities on Friday by a pair of fathers demanding the truth about the alleged murders of their sons overshadowed rallies for Sunday's general election.

Kayakers join protests to save Balkan rivers from 'dam tsunami'

02 Oct 2018

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA Kayakers from across Europe took to Bosnia's Vrbas river on Monday to protest against a boom in dam construction across the western Balkans that campaigners say threaten to cause irreparable environmental damage.

Bosnians fear for economy as ethnic divisions dominate election agenda

28 Sep 2018

SARAJEVO/TRAVNIK Bosnia's dire unemployment and corruption problems have been driving its youth abroad for years and many believe the ethnically divisive rhetoric which has dominated the run-up to elections on Oct. 7 means things are about to get worse.

Russia backs Bosnia's integrity amid Serb calls for secession

21 Sep 2018

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA Russia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia's war in the 1990s and the country's territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, dismissing allegations about any negative influence by Russia in the Balkans.

Bosnian border-town mayors demand government help migrants

26 Jul 2018

SARAJEVO/VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia Mayors and councillors from Bosnian border towns staged a rare protest in the capital on Thursday, demanding the government do more to help them handle thousands of migrants camped out near their towns and cities.

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