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Bosnia: Constitutional Crisis Has Officials Worried about Slipping Back into War

Date: October 21st, 2009 | No Comments

A constitutional crisis has authorities worried that the political system could collapse and Bosnia could descend into a civil war pitting Bosnian Muslims against Serbs similar to the three-year war of the 1990s. At issue is an attempt to create a new constitution to replace the one crafted in the Dayton Accords at the end [read more]


Date: January 4th, 2005 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department revised its travel warning for Bosnia-Herzegovina to remind Americans that risks remain from localized political violence, landmines and unexploded ordnance left over from the civil war in the 1990s. Urban areas have been declared safe from ordnance and mines, but conservative estimates suggest that some 500,000 mines and other ordnance remain [read more]


Date: October 23rd, 2001 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo closed Oct. 18 until further notice, citing a credible security threat to the official U.S. presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The closure includes branch offices in Mostar and B [read more]

Balkan Region: UN Report Calls Balkans One of Europe’s Safest Places

Date: June 4th, 2008 | No Comments

According to a UN report, the Balkan region is now one of the safest in Europe. The report found that this region that was wracked by violence and war in the 1990s now has lower rates of homicide, robbery and rape than Western Europe. Of the nine countries in the study—Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, [read more]


Date: March 26th, 2002 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo closed to the public March 20 and shut down entirely March 22 after receiving word of possible terrorist threats. Al-Qaeda terrorists reportedly met in Sofia, Bulgaria, to set targets in Europe and discussed launching an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo. The embassy had closed in October after reports [read more]


Date: May 30th, 2001 | No Comments

Trouble is heating up again in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the seizure of a bank suspected of funding a Croat breakaway movement has been met with attacks on international groups enforcing the Dayton Peace Accords. Some 8,000 Croat members of the joint army have abandoned their barracks and are fomenting for secession. Trouble has erupted in Mostar, [read more]

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