Search: Serbia,Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 materials)

We Do Not Want Western Balkans to Become an Arena of Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Confrontation

... track is the implementation of decisions already agreed by the parties, primarily in terms of the formation of the Community of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo. Pristina has been sabotaging this commitment since 2013. This key agreement should be implemented.... ... Yugoslavia. Intra-Bosnian process require close attention and global consensus. The initiative of the former High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko, introduced without prior consultations, to pass a law on criminalizing “genocide denial” ...


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

... —is worthy of particular notice. It remarkably unites the Balkan communities at multiple levels at once: that of ethnic communities (Serbs and Bosnians in B&H), that of entities (Federation of B&H and the Republika of Srpska) and that of states (Bosnia and HerzegovinaSerbia). Although the project faced controversies regarding the roadmap and funding, they were successfully resolved. Furthermore, all the three members of the tripartite Bosnian presidency arrived in Ankara to sign another agreement with Recep Tayyip ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... between Kosovo and Serbia is particularly dangerous, as it could set a precedent for Kosovo and Albania to launch the process of “gathering the territories” that have an Albanian population, which threatens the territorial integrity of Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia. Calls for establishing Great Albania have long been heard from Pristina and Tirana. The neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina has been unable to form a government for over a year now. The key point of contention here is the accession of B&H to NATO, which is opposed by one of the countries confederal entities, Republika Srpska. Milorad Dodik, the Serb ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... the Serbian communities in the north of Kosovo, including North Mitrovica; — “Great” Croatia : Republic of Croatia, the third “entitet” in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Herceg Bosna (Herzeg-Bosnia)); — 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 would be in a worse position, left without most of its own territory....


The Anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence: Results and Prospects

... Take Kosovo a Long Time to Prove that its Statehood is Tenable This year marks a decade since Kosovo proclaimed its independence, and that independence has by now become a hard fact. The country has been recognized by 106 UN members (according to Serbian data, or by 114 countries according to Kosovo itself), including 23 EU members (with the exception of Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Slovakia and Romania) and all its regional neighbours (with the exception of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina; the latter ...


The Truth about Srebrenica: From Debate to Geopolitics

... international bodies, i.e. the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the UN International Court of Justice specifically in relation to the 1995 tragedy. On the whole, the West seems to be working to support the Muslim population of Bosnia and Herzegovina residing in the Federation of BiH and to defame Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs by further embedding the idea of the Serbs’ exclusive guilt in the BiH war in global and regional consciousness. In this discourse it seems helpful to present Serbia as the internal enemy and to manipulate this image ...


Bosnia-Herzegovina Twenty Years After the War: Scars Still Sore

... town’s fall. This mass killing became the most murderous single incident in Europe since the Second World War. Although modern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is unlikely to slip into another ethnic conflict, the degree of distrust and mutual intolerance among ... ... (Bosnian Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats), which are the three “constituency” people, remains elevated. For instance, Serbia’s Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, was attacked at the memorial ceremony in Srebrenica on July 11 2015. The crowd ...


Moving Towards New Meanings. 9 May in the Balkans

... Serbian capital. However, across almost the entire Balkan Peninsula, the May 9 holiday does not occupy an important place in the 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, Bosnia’s Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegović and Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov) stated their unequivocal desire to ...


Modern Russia in the Modern Balkans: Soft Power through Investment

... realizing this, and Croatia may follow suit in 2-4 years. Regional investments also play a role. In summer 2012, Sberbank paid 600 million euros for the Eastern European branch of Volksbank banking group, thus acquiring a network in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Traditional Partners. New Opportunities Serbian oil refineries, destroyed in 1999 by NATO bombs Serbia In 2003-2012, Russia has invested at least $2.85 billion in the Serbian economy. In 2003, Lukoil pioneered Russian investment in the ...


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