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BiH: Police relocate migrants from central Bihać to Lipa camp

Today, Una-Sana Canton (USC) police relocated migrants and refugees from abandoned buildings in the town of Bihać to the Lipa refugee camp. “With the arrival of better weather, there are more and more migrants and refugees on the streets of Biha., Which means a significant increase in the workload of police officers. This morning, we…

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BiH: OSCE Mission Awaits Discussion on Harassment of Women in Public Sphere

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) organized a roundtable discussion on harassment of women in the public sphere with more than 130 participants, representatives of civil society organizations, relevant institutions, the international community and the public. “The purpose of the event was to seek recommendations on how to prevent and address the issue…

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BiH: Repeat elections held in Doboj and Srebrenica

The BiH Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday the preliminary results of the by-elections of the Mayor in the cities of Doboj and Srebrenica, which include the results from 15 November 2020. Following the local elections held in November, the CEC decided to repeat the procedure in Doboj and Srebrenica due to many irregularities.…

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BiH: EU will help manage migrant crisis, says Johansson

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said the European Union wants to be a credible partner for Bosnia and Herzegovina in all aspects, including the migrant crisis, stressing that the country must show that it is capable of controlling these processes. “Managing migrant populations is the responsibility of the countries themselves, and BiH must…

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BiH: The war between OHR and RSNA continues

After the Republika Srpska National Assembly (RSNA) adopted the resolution with a request from the High Representative of the International Community Valentin Inzko to submit reports on the work of the OHR between 1995 and 2020 within the next 90 days, the Office of the High Representative denied the request. N1 TV asked Inzko if…

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BiH: Representatives of the international community sound the alarm over electoral reform

“You have heard us say that 2021 should be a year of action – a window to carry out the long-awaited reforms needed both to advance on the EU path and to make BiH a more prosperous home for all citizens. Now that we are in 2021, it is time to talk about details, starting…

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BiH: Bosniak parties will abstain from by-elections in Srebrenica

Bosniak parties in Srebrenica have decided to boycott the upcoming by-elections in the municipality. The BiH Central Election Commission (CEC) decided to annul the results of the November 15th elections in 26 of Srebrenica’s 28 polling stations due to numerous irregularities related to the voting process, stating that people without valid BiH documents they were…

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BiH: Caritas builds new canteen for migrants in Lipa camp

Milan-based Catholic charity Caritas Ambrosiana announced that construction work is progressing in Lipa, northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a new canteen for migrants in the area. The canteen is being built thanks to a fundraising initiative promoted by the organization in Italy. After reaching an agreement with local authorities, the new structure, funded by many…

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BiH: Vaccination against COVID-19 finally begins

Vaccination against the coronavirus with the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine started today at the University Clinical Center of Republika Srpska. The General Director of UCC RS, Vlado ćajić, received the first dose of the vaccine followed by the Director of the RS Institute of Public Health Branislav Zeljković, while employees in the departments of the…

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Croatia: Foreign Minister Rejects BiH Diplomatic Note on EEC

Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has rejected as unfounded a diplomatic note written by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the announcement of a statement of an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Croatian part of the Sea Adriatic. BiH Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovined wrote the letter in late…

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BiH: EU allocates 4m euros to maintain development of local employment partnerships

Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the project which helped establish 19 local partnerships in BiH and enabled the creation of around 550 new jobs, the European Union has allocated an additional 4m euros to continue supporting the partnership initiatives of key actors in market work. The “European Union Support to Local…

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BiH: WizzAir expansion expected to affect regional airlines

Wizz Air announced the opening of its 41st base in Sarajevo last week with plans to station an Airbus A320 aircraft in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina by May 20th. This will result in the launch of nine new lines and the addition of 250,000 seats in and out of Sarajevo this year. However,…

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BiH lent new loans to MSME recovery

BiH Finance Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda and World Bank (WB) Country Manager for Bosnia Emanuel Salinas signed a € 56m loan agreement in Sarajevo on Monday. The WB has approved a loan to support small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As announced, credit earmarked for a project to support the recovery of micro,…

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BiH: International community supports Inzko’s request for RSNA

The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina notes in a press release that the United States supports deliberate activities that contribute to reconciliation and confidence building in the country. “Praising war criminals is unacceptable. “It insults the victims and deepens the suffering of the victims and their families as it threatens the peaceful future…

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BiH: High Representative Writes Letter to RSNA Leadership to Cancel Cards for Convicted War Criminals

The High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko wrote a letter to the parliaments of Republika Srpska (RS) and the leaders of all its groups demanding that the statutes issued by this institution for war crimes convicts be annulled within three months, as reported by N1. In his letter, Inzko…

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BiH: Italian journalist tries to smuggle illegal migrants into Croatia

An Italian journalist identified as Paola L. who accompanied a delegation of Italian MEPs during a visit to Croatia was linked to an attempt to orchestrate the illegal crossing of some migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Croatian border, the Border Patrol confirmed. BiH for HINA on Tuesday. The journalist was arrested on January…

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Grlić Radman: Migrants in BiH are also threatening Croatia

On Tuesday, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman voiced hope that, with EU help, BiH would begin accommodating illegal migrants in camps at the country’s gates, preventing their placement throughout BiH. Due to the long border between the two countries, the minister believes that Croatia’s security and stability could be endangered. “We…

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The first batch of Sputnik V vaccines lands in BiH

Two thousand doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine have arrived at Sarajevo Airport, which is expected to be delivered to Republika Srpska. According to media reports, the vaccination process in RS could start in 10-15 days, provided everything goes according to plan. Krajina Group will supply the Russian vaccine after signing a contract with…