At least seven private firms donated medical equipment to Bosnian hospitals and then later secured contracts from them for supplies to keep the equipment in use worth millions more. Continue reading Medical Supply Traders Donate to Hospitals, Become Exclusive Suppliers
A Bosnian musician whose work is inspired by the traditional love song form known as “sevdalinka” has released the video for a song from his 2016 album. Continue reading Sevdalinka Musician Releases New Video
An investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo has uncovered how the three-member panels managing Sarajevo’s public companies, whose job is to represent the interests of Sarajevo Canton, are often composed of people representing political parties that want to control the companies’ work. Continue reading Managing Public Companies
According to the Republika Srpska law on labor relations in the entity government agencies, officials are entitled to post-term severance for six months, under the condition they are not returning to a government job, and that no job or pension awaits them. If they get a job or retire during this period, severance is to be withdrawn.
But bylaws that would close the loopholes related to use of severance and avoid the unnecessary spending of budget money were never passed. Continue reading Loose Post-Term Severance Rules
Lawmaker Jasenko Tufekčić travels by car from Livno to Sarajevo and back twice a week. Over two years, while working at the House of Peoples in the Federation entity parliament, he collected at least KM 28,000 in travel expenses and per diems based on 164 travel orders. At the same time, his peers combined travel expenses were half that. Continue reading Lawmaker Collects Thousands in False Travel Expenses
Over the course of two years, a Sarajevo political leader and a media mogul has acquired properties and company shares in Montenegro worth more than 11 million KM — four luxurious apartments in Porto Montenegro marina in Tivat and a stake in Montenegro Telecom. Continue reading Media Mogul’s Piece of Paradise
As former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict on war crimes, Newsnight’s Mark Urban, in collaboration with BBC Our World, investigates his devastating legacy. Continue reading BBC Newsnight’s Take on Mladić’s Legacy