Milorad Dodik

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Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has refused to accept migrants in his region and called their arrival part of a conspiracy to boost the country’s Muslim population. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of the town of Bihac in northwest Bosnia have protested against the country’s handling of growing numbers of refugees and migrants, thousand(...)

Migrants take a shower in a makeshift tent camp in Velika Kladusa at the Bosnia-Croatia border. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

International organisations say health and security risks are rising for a growing number of refugees and migrants trying to reach wealthy European Un(...)

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Serb president Milorad Dodik has claimed that a surge in the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia is part of a conspiracy to boost its Muslim(...)

Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslims rallied in support of a former general who faces war crimes charges on Monday, while Bosnian Serb leaders denounced a court’s decision(...)

Leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves, Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War in Brest, Belarus, in 2015. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

A Russian biker gang that counts the country’s president Vladimir Putin as an honorary member is embarking on a controversial Balkan tour, despite two(...)

The president of Kosovo’s parliament, Kadri Veseli, welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker during  the European Commission  president’s visit to Pristina in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Top European Union officials have told Bosnia’s leaders to heal its ethnic rifts, strengthen its economy and rule of law and agree on election reform (...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (centre) and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic (second from right) at the St Sava temple in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Serbia has told Russia it will not sacrifice the two countries’ close relations to secure European Union membership, as Moscow accused the EU and Nato(...)

Ratko Mladic rages in court at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, Netherlands, yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters

Ratko Mladic, commander of ethnic Serb troops in Bosnia’s 1992-5 war, has now been convicted of genocide and jailed for life. But for years to come hi(...)

A woman mourns over a relative’s grave at a memorial centre near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty

Victims of Ratko Mladic have joined much of the international community in welcoming the former Bosnian Serb commander’s conviction for genocide in T(...)

The Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Centre and Cemetery in Potocari, Bosnia, where many victims of the Srebrenica massacre of Muslim men and boys are buried. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Serbia’s leaders have called on its people to look to the future after the conviction for genocide of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, whos(...)

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