July 26, 2017

Tag Archives: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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‘Spring Cleaning’ in Balkans Politics

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Politics in the Balkans witnessed some “spring cleaning” from its extreme north to the south. One government collapsed, a new one emerged and a new president was elected. However, no new leaders have surfaced from the electoral dust, but some of the old are promoting dynamism and new ideas. Judging solely through personal observation, one can imagine that the “odious” times of communism have not yet passed. Read More »

Protest Assemblies Plant Seeds for a Bosnian Spring

Protesters argue with police in Sarajevo on February 8, 2014, outside the city’s municipal building. It sustained heavy damage after protesters attacked and set fire to it. (Photo by Jodi Hilton via WNV)

“We want to show our politicians what real democracy is,” said one young Bosnian protester in the streets of Sarajevo. “We’re building democracy from scratch, like the Greeks did,” commented another protester, who is a retiree. It’s a rainy day in Sarajevo, but the Bosnian citizens are persistent. If their politicians keep failing, the citizens will have to change the ... Read More »

Bosnian Spring that Might Not be Only Bosnian

A group of Bosnians protest in Sarajevo against economic stagnation and political corruption. (Photo by stefanogiantin, Creative Commons License)

Civil unrest that started last week and turned to violent riots and setting fire to government buildings and police cars in the cities of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar and some other locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina has already been called a “Bosnian Spring.” It was even compared to the current Ukrainian uprising. Regional countries were alerted that the people’s mass ... Read More »