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BiH: Problems with participation in EXPO 2020

The world’s largest fair and event to promote the “EXPO Dubai 2020” venture in the UAE will be held from October 1st, 2021, until March 31, 2022, but it is still unknown whether BiH businesses will be able to appear at the event for the fact that the Council of Ministers has not approved the…

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BiH: Štefánek published report on its fact-finding mission

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Migration and Refugees, Ambassador Drahoslav átefánek, has published a report on his fact-finding mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the mission was to provide an overview of the current situation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on vulnerable persons,…

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BiH: Kosovo adopts Resolution on Srebrenica, reactions in BiH

Kosovo Assembly deputies adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning the Srebrenica genocide against the Bosniak population and all other human rights violations. Most Bosnian officials welcomed the move by the Kosovo Assembly. “The truth about the Srebrenica genocide was decided by the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and everyone in the world and the region…

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BiH: UNICEF supports #SummerSense campaign

The #SummerSense campaign, launched by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in partnership with UNICEF Europe and Central Asia, aims to support people by assessing the risks posed by increased travel and mass rallies by taking every precaution, the Delegation of KB in BiH. With the first reported cases of the Delta variant in Bosnia…

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BiH: Electoral reforms in focus of EU and US interest

US and European Union officials resumed talks on electoral reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday in a meeting with lawmakers gathered in the Inter-Agency Working Group in charge of amendments to the Electoral Law. Matthew Palmer, the US special envoy for the Western Balkans who met with political leaders on Sunday, said after meeting…

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BiH: The EU does not fully understand some of the challenges the country had to overcome, Tegeltija says

The Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija and the Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev assessed today in Ohrid that the EU integration process was demanding and difficult, but the confidence and ability to meet the obligations were important. They expressed the interest of both countries to promote regional initiatives in the context of better integration.…

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BiH: Action to oppose online misinformation and hate speech

UNESCO and the European Union launched a project entitled “Social Media 4 Peace”, which aims to strengthen civil society resilience to potentially harmful content spread on the Internet, in particular hate speech that incites violence, while increasing the promotion of peace through digital technologies, especially social media. In the project’s opening event, UNESCO facilitated a…

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BiH: Only Russia in UN Security Council opposes Schmidt’s appointment

Russia’s “net” in the UN Security Council was not enough to prevent the election of Christian Schmidt as the new international community’s new high representative in BiH, although Serbian member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik opposes this. The fact is that two options were met at the hearing – Dodik, backed by Russian Ambassador…

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BiH: CEB Support to IOM in Migration Management

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is committed to supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina and northern Macedonia in responding to migration management priorities, the International Organization for Migration said in a press release. With the total fund of EUR 900,000 provided by the CEB Migrants and Refugees Fund, IOM will be able to support ongoing…

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BiH: Izetbegovic applied for BiH candidate status

The Speaker of the House of People of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Bakir Izetbegovic, said at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) on Monday that “granting BiH EU candidate status within this year would represent a significant boost for BiH institutions, politicians and citizens ”. Izetbegovic said AFET plays an important…

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BiH constitutional changes needed to meet EU membership requirements, Varhelyi says

Bosnia and Herzegovina has taken some “significant steps” on its path to EU membership since 2018, but “the most crucial issues remain pending,” European Neighborhood and Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi told the European Parliament on Wednesday. a discussion in the 2019-2020 BiH Progress Report. Varhelyi noted that the European Commission approved the Opinion and Analytical…

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BiH: Speakers of both chambers in Parliament invited to Brussels

Speakers of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliament Bakir Izetbegovic and the House of Representatives Borjana Krišto received an invitation to attend a meeting of parliamentary speakers from the Western Balkans to debate the role of Parliaments in the post-COVID EU Enlargement on June 28 in Brussels, said the statement issued Wednesday. Speakers…

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BiH: Members of the BiH Presidency met with Advisor to the President of France

BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik and BiH Presidency Member Šefik Džaferović received on Tuesday Isabelle Dumont, diplomatic adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron. The members of the BiH Presidency thanked the people and the Government of the Republic of France for their support for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the EU integration process. The continuation of…

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BiH: Serbia is not ready to face the past, says Izetbegovic

The resolution of the Montenegrin Parliament, which condemns the genocide in Srebrenica and prohibits its denial, is a major step towards accepting the truth about the events of the 1990s, which is the basis for continuing to build trust and build relations. between the states and peoples of the Balkans, said Bakir Izetbegovic, President of…

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BiH: Differing Reactions to Montenegrin Parliament Adoption of Srebrenica Genocide Resolution

After the Montenegrin parliament passed a Resolution on the Srebrenica genocide, Serb politicians in BiH condemned such actions as “betrayal” and “an act of hostility towards the Serbian people”. On the other hand, Bosnian politicians welcomed it as “the act of reconciliation that is important for the future of all nations”. Members of the BiH…

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Croatia: Plenkovic meets with Erdogan in Antalya, seeks support for BiH reforms

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, seeking Turkey’s support for efforts to ensure equality of the three constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina and for a reform of the country’s electoral legislation. Plenkovic met with Erdogan on the sidelines of the Southeast European Co-operation Process (SEECP) summit.…

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BiH: DiCaprio urges F BiH authorities to ban small HPPs

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio urged Federation of BiH authorities on Thursday to pass the Electricity Law, which would permanently ban the construction of hydropower plants. The letter was sent to the Government and Parliament of the Federation of BiH as well as environmental activist Maida Bilal, who won the Goldman Environmental Award for preventing the…

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BiH: Representatives of the international community visited the municipality of Cepce

On the occasion of the unveiling of the recently renovated memorial to the civilian victims of the War, the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) organized a one-day ambassadorial visit to Cepce on Wednesday, 16 June 2021. The event was co-organized with The Swedish Embassy in BiH, representing the OSCE 2021 Presidency, the Office…