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BiH: There will be no war, says Escobar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar told reporters in Sarajevo that the most important outcome of his meetings with BiH political leaders was that everyone agreed that war was not an option. “We all agree that there will be no war and I think this is the most important message we have. “It…

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BiH: UN Security Council extends EUFOR mandate, HR did not speak

After several days of intense diplomatic activity, the UN Security Council held its most unusual session on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 25-year post-war period. A regular overview of these sessions was that the UN Security Council extended the mandate of foreign troops in the country, then the High Representative read his…

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EU concerned about situation in BiH

European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said today that the EU is concerned about developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He added that the EU, in co-operation with US partners, had “increased political activity” in trying to find a solution to the current crisis in BiH. He stressed that the Altea-EUFOR mission has an important role to…

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Croatia: People’s electorate and legitimate representation are the foundation of a fair BiH election law

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovi pr received in Banski the Speaker of the People’s Chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Dragan ovovi.. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign and European Minister Gordan Grlic Radman. “Today’s meeting followed a series of talks between BiH political actors, as well as the Croatian…

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UN Security Council adjourns session on BiH

The UN Security Council adjourned its session on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to problems with Russian opposition to international envoy Christian Schmidt. As the media in BiH reported, the session was supposed to be dedicated to the situation in BiH and the members had to decide on the extension of EUFOR’s mandate…

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Croatia: President intends to send army to BiH

The Croatian Defense Ministry said Monday that in March it prevented an international scandal involving the Honor and Defense Battalion’s participation in a commemoration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ministry said in a press release that on March 17, the office of President Zoran Milanovic informed the Chief of Military Staff, Admiral Robert Hranj, that…

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BiH: Citizens in front of the US Embassy asked Biden to resolve the crisis in BiH

An informal group of citizens, who a few days ago staged a protest in front of the Office of the High Representative in BiH, gathered in front of the US Embassy in Sarajevo on Monday, seeking US assistance in resolving the crisis in the country. According to Sarajevo media, a small group of demonstrators gathered…

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BiH: Western countries are trying to find solutions to the crisis in BiH

The Western countries’ diplomatic offensive, which began a few days ago, aimed at reaching an agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, continued on Friday with meetings of BiH State Department Special Envoy for Electoral Reform Matthew Palmer and Director of European External Action Service (EEAS), Angelina Eichhorst, with leaders of political parties in BiH. The first…

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BiH: Schmidt in the BiH Parliament

The High Representative of the International Community in BiH, Christian Schmidt, addressed the deputies of the Federation of BiH in the BiH Parliament today, because the deputies of Republika Srpska refused to come to the session. The rejection of the RS deputies is, first, the result of the introduction of changes in the criminal law,…

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BiH: Serb and Croat politicians with leaders in the region, angry Bosniaks

Bosnian politicians reacted angrily to Tuesday’s meetings between Milorad Dodik and Croatian President Zoran Milanovic in Zagreb and Dragan Covic with Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade. Most of the comments among Sarajevo-based political parties are that these meetings represent “the continuation of the war plans of (Croatian President Franjo) Tudjman and (Serbian President Slobodan) Milosevic”. Tudjman…

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BiH: Bosnian officials urge international organization to react against Dodik

The Speakers of the House of Representatives and the House of Commons of Bosnia, Denis Zvizdic and Bakir Izetbegovic, wrote a joint letter to senior EU and US officials and relevant institutions, warning them of the situation in the country caused by Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member of the Presidency and his party. working to…

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BiH: Citizens demand OHR to act against those who “endanger constitutional order”

A group of citizens, mostly from Sarajevo, called on the International Community’s High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, to take action against those politicians who “endanger the constitutional order”. During a peaceful protest in front of the Office of the High Representative on Monday, they demanded acts that would “prevent another conflict in Bosnia and…

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BiH: MEPs react strongly to recent events in RS National Assembly

After the Republika Srpska National Assembly approved the draft law on medicines and medical equipment, which provides for the establishment of an entity-level medicine agency, and denied the powers of the draft state law in the territory of Republika Srpska, some MEPs raised their voices calling for an immediate ban on destruction. of state institutions.…

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BiH: Chief Prosecutor Gordana Tadic was officially fired

The BiH High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council / HJPC / on Wednesday confirmed the decision of the Second Instance Disciplinary Commission and removed Gordana Tadic from the post of BiH Chief Prosecutor. Six members of the Council voted in favor of the decision, five were against and one abstained. As previously decided, Tadic will be…

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BiH: USAID Director in BiH Visits VSTS

The Director of the USAID Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Courtney Chubb, visited today, with her associates, the Presidency of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meeting was attended by President Halil Lagumdzija, Vice President Sanela Gorušanović Butigan, and Permanent Member Sanin Bogunić, while the USAID delegation consisted of Mission…

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BiH: Dodik continues to humiliate the institution of the Presidency

No one in Bosnia and Herzegovina believed that the Serbian member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, would fulfill his promise to bring the accordionist to the Presidency building to sing for him before the session on Monday. But, he really fulfilled it. Just a few days ago, Dodik told reporters that he would do…

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BiH: 125m euros in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has recently disbursed 125m euros in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This disbursement is part of the MFA 3 3 billion package for ten enlargement and neighborhood partners, which aims to help them respond to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. MFA support is…

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BiH: US ready to impose new sanctions against corrupt BiH citizens

“On October 4, US Ambassador to BiH Eric Nelson met with ambassadors and other representatives of the embassies of Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom to discuss the tools, methods and best practices in supporting a “A better future for all BiH citizens by holding corrupt actors accountable,” the Embassy said…