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    They Were Balkan Refugees, Now They’re Hosts

    In the space of a year, the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia-Herzegovina has increased some 22,000 as new asylum seekers enter Europe via Greece. Bihac — a current way station — is now seeing new ethnic and local tensions mounting amid winter conditions.

    Is there a silver lining? While many neighboring countries won’t help, the situation has proved the country needs the EU, its biggest donor in humanitarian support, and most Bosnians support the country’s admission to the bloc regardless of ethnic divisions.

    Read this OZY story about Bosnians running to combat obesity.

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