Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has threatened secession and blockades. Why are they playing with fire? This week on Conflict Zone is Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic.
The Catalan referendum has been closely followed in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Separatist movements are still active here – and their voices are growing louder.
A vote on a national holiday has reignited ethnic tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Bosnian Serbs voting despite a ban by the country's constitutional court. Many see the referendum as a test run for secession.
The referendum would create a Serb national holiday that is at odds with Bosnia's Catholic and Muslim communities. With more than 70 percent of the vote counted the result seems assured as 99.8 percent voted in favor
From Belgrade and Banja Luka to Pristina, politicians are again speaking of war and division. But they are the words of political losers, running out of arguments to justify their hold on power, writes Frank Hofmann.
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