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Foreign Minister Turkovic works on behalf of one party, Dodik claims

The Serbian member of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, stated today that the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Council of Ministers of BiH, Bisera Turković, is implementing the foreign policy of the SDA, and not BiH, referring to his plans to include as many migrants in BiH as possible. which could prove catastrophic…

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The Ministry of Security expects Austrian support for immigrants

Deputy Minister of Security in the Council of Ministers Nedeljko Jovic believes that Austria will help BiH find the best possible solution for the establishment of an extradition system for illegal migrants, so that it can return them to their countries of origin. “I believe that BiH will greatly help Austria in finding the best…

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Banja Luka Airport is back in the game

Banja Luka International Airport is negotiating with another airline about the introduction of flights, confirmed the general director of the airport, Milan Racic. He did not want to reveal which company was on the other side of the negotiating table. The airport, which currently services Air Serbia and Ryanair flights, has confirmed that the routes…

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Croatia: President Milanovic’s decision on decorations brings disorder to Bosniaks in BiH

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic’s confirmation that, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Operation Storm, he will decorate several generals of BiH origin has dominated media debates, both in the country and in neighboring BE. According to a statement from the Office of the Presidency, Milanovic confirmed that he would decorate four Guards Brigades…

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Brcko District Assembly adopts important law

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Office of the High Representative, the EU Delegation to BiH and the EU Special Representative in BiH, along with the US Embassy in BiH, welcomed and praised the unanimous adoption of the Brcko District Assembly Peace Assembly Law. “After working closely with the government working group…

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EU approves 11.8m euros for construction of Vc corridor

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a contract worth 11.8m euros with Bosnia and Herzegovina to finance the construction of a 6.9km-long Tarcin-Ivan section of the Pan-European Corridor Vc. The EU grant will be drawn from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and complements an earlier EIB loan of EUR 40.4 million, approved by…

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Consolidated fiscal surplus in the amount of 672 million KM in 2019

Consolidated fiscal surplus for 2019 at the level of the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina amounts to 672 million KM or about 1.9% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to regular annual statistics on state financing published by the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH), which includes budgets at all levels of government, all…

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An electronic data management program has been introduced in the BiH correctional offices

The European Union and the Council of Europe continue to support the introduction of an electronic system for the collection, storage and exchange of data relating to prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina. New hardware donated through the joint EU / CoE program “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2222” will provide a major…

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The union opposes the labor law

After the Parliament of the Federation of BiH decided to put on the agenda the Draft Law on Amendments to the Labor Law, workers-members of independent unions of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized a protest march that started in front of the Government of the Federation of BiH, all the way to the Parliament of FBiH.…

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Invisible heroes of Greece

It is estimated that during the 1992-1995 war in BiH, some 20,000 children from Republika Srpska were adopted by Greek families. Now they are no longer children, they have their own families, but the ties with their “Greek families” in most cases have not been severed. Now these Greek families have a name – “Invisible…

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Dodik exploits Vučić’s visit to Banja Luka to promote separatist ideologies

On Thursday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić traveled to Banja Luka, capital of BiH entity Republika Srpska, on his first visit since he assumed the presidential office. As a good guest, he brought a variety of worthy presents: 540,000 euros was deposited on the account of the Srpska Government for schools and health centres in Mrkonjić…

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US expert joins Sarajevo Canton anti-corruption team

In the midst of a new corruption scandal in BiH, US expert Eric Larson has joined the Sarajevo Canton Anti-Corruption Office. The scandal reached the public only a few days ago, when several media reported that the prosecutor in the “Respirators” case, Mirza Hukeljic, was offered two million KM (about one million euros) for omitting…

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State budget adopted in two houses of parliament, but in different texts

At an emergency session today, the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH supported the principles of the Law on the Budget of BiH Institutions and International Obligations for 2020, which was submitted by the House of Representatives of the State Parliament. Of the 14 delegates present, 13 voted in favor of the…

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Tegeltija holds a virtual meeting with Varhelyi

BiH Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija spoke today via video conference with EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi about the current situation in BiH caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the economic and political situation in the country and the region, in light of European integration. SRNA. “Chairman Tegeltija expressed gratitude for the…

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Falling crime rate in Republika Srpska, Lukac said

Speaking today from East Sarajevo, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska, Dragan Lukac, said that the crime rate in Srpska dropped in the first six months of the year, while the number of migrants increased by 70% compared to the same period last year. “The total number of crimes decreased by…

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Senior officials infected with coronavirus

In the midst of a fierce fight against the new coronavirus, the infection has spread to the highest entities and state institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to health authorities, 267 new Covid-19 infections have been confirmed in BiH entities since Wednesday, 182 in the Federation of BiH and 85 in Republika Srpska. Six new…

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BiH has made significant progress in reforms in recent months, the EU says

Today in Sarajevo, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Šefik Džaferović, received the Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Johann Sattler, with whom he discussed a number of current topics, including BiH’s path to the European Union. During the meeting, it was said that Bosnia and Herzegovina has made significant progress…

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The EU is once again on the side of BiH citizens affected by the floods

The European Union has provided 65,000 euros in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable categories in Bosnia and Herzegovina as heavy rains caused floods and landslides in the northeast of the country in late June 2020, affecting as many as 15,000 people. These rains caused rivers and streams to swell and flood homes and…