Category Archives: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jun 30 2014

Serbia, Sarajevo and the outbreak of the First World War

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 The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg throne, and, by accident, duchess Sophie, by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 triggered the First World War, the causes of which are deeply complex. Disagreements regarding the … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2014

The legacy of Young Bosnia: Our own America

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 Franz Ferdinand’s (somewhat casual) assassin, Gavrilo Princip, was loathed as the most wicked of murderers and hailed as a liberation hero. One hundred years on, the role of the group that orchestrated the plot, Young Bosnia, is still debated. The … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Özersay: Cyprus cannot follow Bosnian failure

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The Turkish Cypriot Chief Negotiator, Kudret Özersay, told London audience that they need to take Greek concerns into consideration if a peace deal is ever to be reached. “We must not create a new Bosnia in the Eastern Mediterranean”, said Özersay. Michael … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2014

Vocational education’s weakness in the Balkans is hampering labour markets and perpetuating social exclusion

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Education systems in the Balkans are highly selective: best performing students gain entry into gymnasia, while others attend vocational education training (VET) schools. Children of VET-educated parents are likely to follow in their genitors’ footsteps. High rates of vocational enrolment, furthermore, … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia – verified links for donations

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Update 23.05: The #BalkanFloods Charity Event at the LSE was a success! LSE Students collected over £900 in support of flood evacuees.

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May 19 2014

Devastating floods in Bosnia and Serbia call for implementation of EU supported extreme weather adaptation policies in the region

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Over the past few days, an unprecedented natural catastrophe has affected considerable portions of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. “Not enough attention is given to the irreversible process of climate change that is affecting the world. Bosnia and Serbia, poor countries … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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Apr 8 2014

A new Balkan tragedy? The case of microcredit in Bosnia

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“The microcredit lobby got poverty wrong: it is not about supply, it is about demand”, argues Milford Bateman, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Juraj Dobrila, Pula, Croatia. The results of Bateman’s research were presented at the second conference of the … Continue reading

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