Grandmother's got a tattoo? No big deal among Bosnian-Croats. Tattooing girls' hands with Christian symbols has been a tradition among Catholics in the region for a long time. But it is slowly vanishing.
More than two decades after a devastating war, Bosnia-Herzegovina has still not overcome its deep ethnic divisions. As voters headed to the polls, observers asked whether fresh elections can bring much-needed change.
Luka Modric has won football's highest individual honor, having been named the winner of FIFA's The Best award for the 2017-18 season. The Croatian is both adored and hated in his homeland. DW explains why this is so.
Europe needs a common culture of remembrance that rejects the fascist crimes of the past. That means Croatian, Hungarian and Latvian Nazi collaborators should not be glorified, says journalist Krsto Lazarevic.
As Russia, the EU and China eye the Western Balkans, it may be that the old colonial power, Turkey, is best placed to play a key role in the region. And this perhaps because of, not despite, its economic problems.
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