Ambassadors Urge Local Authorities to Repeal Death Penalty Provision

The European Union and Council of Europe envoys in Bosnia expressed an unequivocal opposition to the use of capital punishment “in all cases and under all circumstances”, on the occasion of World Day against Death Penalty. Continue reading Ambassadors Urge Local Authorities to Repeal Death Penalty Provision

Annual Survey Detects Steady Rise in Popular Concern about Corruption

The Regional Cooperation Council presented the 2017 edition of its annual survey of citizens’ and business communities’ opinion on the situation in the Western Balkans region. Continue reading Annual Survey Detects Steady Rise in Popular Concern about Corruption

Srebrenica Commander Acquitted of Killing Captives

Bosnian state court in Sarajevo acquitted in the first instance the wartime commander of Bosniak-held eastern Bosnia enclave of Srebrenica from the responsibility for the deaths of three Serb captives in 1992, during the first year of the Bosnian war. Continue reading Srebrenica Commander Acquitted of Killing Captives

Bosnian Phone Finger Ring Is Shaped Like Door Knocker

A Bosnian version of the phone finger ring accessory comes in the shape of a traditional door knocker. The “Zvekir” (knocker) accessory, designed by a Sarajevo-based start-up, is shaped like the door fixture that often symbolizes home in Bosnia, and it is even part local government insignia. Continue reading Bosnian Phone Finger Ring Is Shaped Like Door Knocker

Sarajevo High Schooler Angers Tuzla by Defacing Massacre Memorial

A Sarajevo high school student outraged locals in the northern Bosnia city of Tuzla by spraying graffiti on a memorial to the victims of a shelling massacre in the city during the Bosnian war. The 18-year-old man sprayed the acronyms of Sarajevo football fan groups on the Kapija memorial in central Tuzla, at the site where a shell fired from Bosnian Serb army positions killed 71 and wounded some 200 in 1995.  Continue reading Sarajevo High Schooler Angers Tuzla by Defacing Massacre Memorial