Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia finally names prime minister 14 months after election

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia December 5, 2019

As Bosnia's new state-level prime minister, Zoran Tegeltija says he will implement much needed reforms to unlock the country’s EU membership path and secure a new deal with the IMF.

Western Balkans divided over “mini Schengen”

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 26, 2019

Albanian PM slams “patriots in pyjamas” as Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro hold off on joining regional integration project.

UPDATED: 21 dead in strongest earthquake in Albania in recent decades

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 26, 2019

6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Albania early on November 26 was felt across the region.

Bosnia nominates new PM ending year-long political deadlock

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 19, 2019

Breakthrough as top Bosnian politicians finally agree to send a reform programme to Nato, resolving a dispute that had held the nomination up by several months.

IMF to scrap deal with Bosnia and propose new agreement

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 18, 2019

The current deal, which was expected to provide Bosnia with much needed cheap cash, was put on hold in 2017 as political disagreements have frozen key reforms.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Sarajevo’s balancing act

Pierre le Jeune d'Allegeershecque of Alaco November 18, 2019

Bosnia offers cheap and vibrant nightlife for European partygoers — plus Sharia-compliant luxury resorts for Gulf travellers. Its success as a tourist destination will depend on how well it manages a delicate balancing act between the two.

Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia agree to set up common market

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 10, 2019

Eliminating obstacles to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital will facilitate trade and investment in the Western Balkans — but the primary goal of all three countries is EU accession.