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BiH: Peter Handke visits Republika Srpska “despite strong winds”

Australian Nobel laureate Peter Handke arrived in Republika Srpska on Friday, despite anger that could be heard in the Federation of BiH over his controversial political views. Handke is a “persona non grata” in Sarajevo because, according to local politicians, he denies the Srebrenica genocide and supports Slobodan Milosevic’s policies during and after the war…

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Croatia to send vaccines to BiH, Montenegro, Kosovo

The Croatian government approved the decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo. “Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo are suffering the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the number of infected and dead, and an overloaded health system, which all does its damage to the social and economic situation.…

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BiH: Natural gas supply in the Federation of BiH is very volatile

Natural gas supplies to the Federation of BiH were immediately called into question on Thursday after the importer, Energoinvest Company, said it would stop supplying because the distribution company, BH Gas, did not pay the bills for March. Energoinvest announced that the import suspension would take place early Friday morning. The gas supply suspension is…

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BiH: Turkey will continue to support Bosnia and Herzegovina’s progress, Çavuşoğlu says

Turkey will continue to support Bosnia and Herzegovina ‘s progress, its territorial integrity and prosperity, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said after meeting with BiH counterpart Bisera Turković in Sarajevo on Wednesday. Relations between the two countries are excellent, Çavuşoğlu stressed, adding that communication is being maintained despite the pandemic. “We support the integration of…

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BiH: Borrell spoke with members of the Presidency

EU High Representative Josep Borrell spoke with three members of the BiH Presidency on Tuesday afternoon, but the conversation allegedly was not calm. As stated in the press release, Borrell expressed concern about the rise of nationalist and divisive rhetoric in Bosnia and Herzegovina and urged members of the Presidency to engage in dialogue and…

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BiH: The saga of “peaceful dissolution of the state” continues

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in BiH announced that its representative disagreed with the joint statement of the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council in which the idea of ​​”peaceful dissolution of BiH” was strongly condemned because it is “tendent to blame only one party “. In a press release issued after the…

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BiH: PIC SB condemned the idea of ​​BiH “peaceful dissolution”

The Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC SB) condemns “in the strongest possible terms” the current political discourse centered around the so-called “peaceful dissolution” of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Office of the High Representative in BiH announced. The Russian Federation, as usual, does not agree with the Declaration. In the statement, the PIC…

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BiH: Europe discusses the idea of ​​RS secession from BiH, Dodik says

The recently published ‘no-paper’ claiming to restore borders in the Western Balkans is being used to attack Republika Srpska (RS) because the idea of ​​secession is being discussed in Europe, said BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik. Dodik said this referring to an alleged “non-letter” after it was published in mid-April by the Slovenian news portal…

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EU warns BiH again against preferential treatment of domestic bidders, demands SAA compliance be restored

Representatives of the European Commission and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) met via video conference on 22 April 2021 to discuss the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement and the harmonization of BiH legislation with the acquis communautaire in the fields of trade, industry, customs and taxation. “In the meeting, the parties discussed developments in…

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BiH: Vucic Announces Investment of Significant Serbian Funds in Republika Srpska, FBiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik told a news conference in Banja Luka that “Sarajevo politics” and their demands for the removal of RS and the elimination of its institutional force were to blame for the lack of co-operation with Republika Srpska. At a joint news conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who visited…

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BiH: Political landscape still shaken by infamous non-paper

After the emergence of the so-called “non-letter Janca”, political tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have shifted to an inter-party level in Republika Srpska (RS) and the Federation of BiH. Milorad Dodik, leader of the ruling RS party of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) and Chairman of the BiH Tripartite Presidency, is obviously trying…

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BiH: Water and sewerage systems to be modernized in two cities under EU and EIB care

EU and European Investment Bank (EIB) approve € 2.1m grant to upgrade water and sewerage systems in Jajce and Zvornik in Bosnia and Herzegovina The EIB has signed a € 2.1 million EU grant with BiH to finance the construction of sewage and drinking water systems in the municipalities of Jajce and Zvornik. This investment…

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BiH: SFA Moves Migrants From Abandoned Facilities to Temporary Reception Centers

The BiH Foreign Affairs Service (SFA) relocated nine migrant families from abandoned buildings in the Una-Sana Canton area to the local migrant camps of Sedra and Borici, the Service announced on Monday, adding that the measures were carried out within the activities of monitoring the movement of migrants residing in the country. “It was determined…

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Grlić Radman: Croatia opposes any change in BiH borders

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said Sunday that Croatia is not running away from unresolved issues in its relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it opposes the restoration of Balkan borders. “Croatia wants to address them [the issues] “as he sincerely wants to help maintain the stability of this country and its Euro-Atlantic path,”…

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BiH and EU in a “silent war” over beef and pork

A technical meeting was held on 15 April 2021 between the European Commission and Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss the situation in the beef and pork market in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the 2020 decision by Bosnia and Herzegovina to grant preferential treatment. domestic bidders in public procurement procedures. During the meeting, the…

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Grlić Radman: Croatia supports BiH’s territorial integrity

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic Radman and Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic agreed in Sarajevo on Wednesday to strengthen co-operation between the two countries and gradually address outstanding issues. They also underlined that good neighborly relations had no alternative. The Croatian Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs noted in a…

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BiH: Presidency members divided on “non-letter” agree that “war is not an option”

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member Zeljko Komsic commented today in a “non-letter” published by the Slovenian portal necenzurirano.si, which allegedly envisions re-establishing borders in the Western Balkans, saying that, based on what the document stipulates, Bosnia and Herzegovina would not survive. “They offer a variant that was offered to us even before the war started,…

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BiH: IOM launches e-course to help border guards address COVID-19 challenges

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized an e-course aimed at helping Border Police officers safely execute their duties under the confusing circumstances of COVID-19. The IOM notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of migration, including human movement, trade patterns, and border management. Despite the restrictions, border officials continue their work,…