Across The Balkans: Could Bosnia share the same fate as Ukraine?

Across The Balkans: Could Bosnia share the same fate as Ukraine?

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, Bosnia has asked for a speedier process to join the EU and NATO. Officials say they fear a similar fate that has overtaken Ukraine. Bosnia is also facing its biggest internal crisis since the end of the war as negotiations on electoral reforms failed and Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik threatened to split from the country’s institutions. And recently a Russian envoy warned, that Moscow it will react the same way it did in Ukraine if Bosnia joins NATO. We speak with the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bisera Turkovic.

And ahead of Serbia’s April 3 elections, hundreds of ethnic Serbs in Kosovo are protesting against a government decision, that bars them from voting. Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti says his country and Serbia need to reach an agreement when it comes to voting in elections. Veljko Skenderija went to Belgrade to get a sense of what voters were feeling before heading to the polls.

Across The Balkans, hosted by Nafisa Latic, is TRT World’s programme that focuses specifically on the issues and fault lines shaping Southeast Europe today.

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  1. Honble UPA Chairperson Smt Soniagandhi madum please fight for to implement Ballot Paper voting system in next MP elections in 2024and to save democracy in india and public opinion in favour of Ballot Paper voting system and right to vote is fundamental right.public opinion is foundation of democracy .

  2. Turkovic is dragging Bosnia-Herzegovina into conflict with Russia. NATO membership translates into 'Western encroachment'.
    Remaining neutral is the BEST option. And resist badgering by NATO; which is merely interested in using Bosnia as a 'tool' for war.

  3. Yeah its time the Republic of Serbia NEEDS to reunite with Serbia !!! And Kosovo to needs to be United with Serbia !!! It's the only way to have peace in the Balkans. And F*** NATO Serbia will never join this terrorist group !!!! Greetings from LAS Vegas

  4. Bosnia if you think Eu or nato will protect you then you should rethink what you are doing. Look at Chechnya now that it backs Russia now it has prospered so much. DONT BE ANOTHER PROXY WAR

  5. Umm Bosnia has already suffered probably worse than Ukraine?? They're literally still digging up bodies from the war yet Serbia still denies genocide. There's nothing left to take from Bosnia this is proof that the Serbs just want the Bosnian (Muslim) people dead. They're still upset the ottoman came 500 years ago and helped them so they wouldn't have to do things like throw human waste in the streets from buckets.

  6. That’s a Bosnian politician Bisera Turkovic.
    We have both light and dark ppl even in the same family. I personally look more Mediterranean. It’s not at all a question between us Bosnaks. Who is blonde and who note is a western issue. I have cousins who are blue eyed and light skinned. You can have two dark Bosnians parents getting a blonde baby and that’s not an issue for us. Stop that western racist thinking. The west didn’t do anything for us in the war. The blue helmets have witnessed a genocide and didn’t nothing to stop it. The whole world stands behind Ukraine. Bosnia had embargo . Ukraine gets weapon from all western countries. We fought with WW2 arms . The Ukrainians have the Moste modern gear and arms you can get and everything is sponsernd from the west.

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