Search: Balkans,Bosnia and Herzegovina (5 materials)

Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... fully. Nevertheless, specific crisis trends that had been predicted did come true. In the regard, the return of former members of the Islamic State (IS, banned in the Russian Federation) terrorist group to their countries of residence, in particular to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and the unrecognized Republic of Kosovo appears to be a principal problem today. This already creates hotbeds of tensions in predominantly Muslim areas in the Balkans. The European Union’s position on the matter is no cause for optimism either. The degradation of the political regimes in some Balkans states has also had a serious impact on destabilization tendencies in the region. In 2018–2019, a wave ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Montenegro would receive a part of the Serbian Sandzak; — Bosnia and Herzegovina within the borders of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the possible option of creating a confederation with Croatia / Serbia / Montenegro; — Macedonia ... ... or Serbia. Only nationalist population of the region could support such a radical scenario, it would seriously shut off the Balkans from the EU in mid-term perspective. At the same time, in a long run, in the context of the region, this is one of the ...


Bosnia and Kosovo: the Balkan forges of the European Jihad

... CIA estimation. Although the sources don’t share the same measurement, they both show one fact: even if the flow of jihadists is not very high in absolute numbers among the European countries, the relative share is dramatically high. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a critical element in the rising of radical Islam in the western Balkans. After the Yugoslavian Federation broke up during the civil war, the parts involved in the Bosnian conflict (Croats, Serbians and Muslims) were silently supported by foreign countries. The abroad support to the Muslims came basically from foreign ...


Moving Towards New Meanings. 9 May in the Balkans

... calendar . It is a working day in all Balkan nations (except the Republic of Serbia), and a recognized public holiday in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina only. It is, thus, no surprise that the leaders of these Balkan nations (Tomislav Nikolić, Milorad Dodik,... ... for Serbia as Victory Day has for Russia. There are several reasons for this: The complex nature of military operations in the Balkans, especially Yugoslavia. [1] The fact that there are other memorable dates and events from World War II. The importance ...


Modern Russia in the Modern Balkans: Soft Power through Investment

... 2015) delivered renovated enterprises and saw life return to depressive cities. Revenues from production helped strengthen RS’s political power, gain economic independence from the central government in Sarajevo and the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, appointed by the international community under the terms of the Dayton Accords. Zarubezhneft has acquired two powerful enterprises in the Balkans, a prime location that allows Russian crude processing for further delivery to the EU markets [4] . Cooperation is also developing in non-hydrocarbon sectors. In 2013, Republika Srpska opened a Representative Office in Russia. Comprehensive information ...


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