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BiH: Opposition in RS against changes to Dayton Peace Accords

Leaders of opposition parties in Republika Srpska met in Banja Luka on Monday to take a stand on recent statements by BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik. On Friday, after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he said “the Dayton Accords in BiH are dead” and that a new agreement is needed. SDS President Mirko…

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BiH: Erdogan at the wedding of Izetbegovic’s daughter and then at the meeting with members of the Presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Sarajevo on Friday morning to attend the wedding of Jasmina Izetbegović, daughter of Bakir Izetbegović. According to the protocol, Erdogan will meet with members of the BiH Presidency in the afternoon. Shortly after arriving in Sarajevo, Erdogan went to the cemetery in Kovaci to visit the grave of…

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BiH: Large shipments of vaccines arrived in BiH in the last two days

Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday received the final shipment of more than 18,000 Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 through the European Union platform EU4Health, and on Thursday received 100,620 doses of the same manufacturer through the COVAX system. The information was confirmed by Assistant Minister of Civil Affairs Dushan Koji. Accompanied by the Directorate for Coordination…

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BiH: The number of indictments in corruption cases has been halved

By 2020, the number of corruption allegations halved in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the number of verdicts was reduced by 30 per cent, according to data published by Transparency International in BiH on an interactive map tracking corruption. As noted in the statement, the already devastating anti-corruption statistics deteriorated further in the pandemic year and…

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BiH: IMF lends 254,182,273.00 SDR to BiH central bank

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) credited funds to the account of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH), based on the allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in the amount of SDR 254,182,273.00, the CBBH announced. In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, CBBH, as the fiscal agent of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the…

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BiH: Russian Embassy in BiH Confirms It Will Not Recognize Christian Schmidt as New High Representative

The Russian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed its previous position that the mandate of Christian Schmidt, who serves as High Representative in BiH, is “illegal” because “the principle of consensus was not respected when proposing his candidacy, nor was there approval of the UN Security Council ”. The embassies of Russia and China, however,…

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BiH: Dodik confirms he was called to make statement regarding genocide denial

Serb member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik confirmed in Mostar on Wednesday that he had been summoned for questioning at the Bosnia and Herzegovina Prosecutor’s Office in connection with what he called a “suspected denial of genocide”. “I am the man with the most reports against me. The next day some came to check…

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The BiH delegation participated in IDEF 2021 in Istanbul

A delegation of the BiH Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces, led by the Chief of the Joint Staff of the BiH Armed Forces, Colonel General Senad Mašović, from 17 to 20 August 2021, participates in the International Defense Industry Fair “IDEF 2021” In Istanbul. “On that occasion, the delegation of the Ministry of Defense…

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BiH: FDI in 2020 amounted to BAM 678.2 million

The inflow of foreign direct investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020 amounted to BAM 678.2 million, according to data from the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH), which published the results of the statistical study on foreign direct investment for 2020. In terms of geographical distribution, the largest inflow of investments during 2020…

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BiH: China refused to recognize Christian Schmidt as the new High Representative

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in BiH officially confirmed to the Srna Agency that it sent a diplomatic note saying that the country’s authorities do not accept the legitimacy of Christian Schmidt as the new High Representative in BiH. “The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in BiH in its note…

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BiH: At least nine citizens still in Afghanistan

By order of Minister Bisera Turković, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina has formed a Task Force that will work on evacuating BiH citizens currently residing in Afghanistan, the ministry said on Monday. According to available information, at least nine BiH citizens are in Afghanistan, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and…

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BiH: Dodik sent the message to US Ambassador Eric Nelson

The Serbian member of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, commenting on the statements of the American ambassador to BiH, Eric Nelson, that there is a lot of interference in the internal affairs of the country where the ambassador is. Asked by the Srna News Agency to comment on Nelson’s statement that “sanctions are possible…

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BiH: General Savcic is not in Serbia

Serbian authorities have said that General Milomir Savcic, for whom an international arrest warrant has been issued, is not in Serbia and that there is no information that he crossed the border at any crossing. Due to different interpretations of events in recent days regarding the detention of Savçičnd, the Court of BiH issued a…

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BiH: Arrest warrant for Milomir Savcic

The court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an international arrest warrant for the former commander of the 65th Motorized Protection Regiment at the headquarters of the then Republika Srpska Army, Milomir Savcic, charged with genocide in Srebrenica. Savcic is also president of the RS Veterans Organization. He has been inaccessible to the Judicial Police…

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BiH: Sarajevo Airport wants to host long-haul flights

Sarajevo Airport is in the process of negotiating its first long-haul flights with airlines from the United States, Canada and China. “In early June we successfully launched a TSA [US Transportation Security Administration] audit as a precondition for establishing flights between the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Based on the existing plan, Sarajevo Airport…

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BiH: The Federation of BiH received 500,000 Sinofarm vaccines

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vesko Drljača, the Deputy Ambassador of China to B&H Miao Dake and the Acting Director of the Institute of Public Health of the Federation of B&H Siniša Skočibušić received 500,000 doses of the International Vaccine which the Federation of BiH bought from a Chinese…

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BiH: IOM and EU donate equipment

On August 3 and 4, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) formally handed over five containers for screening patients for COVID-19 at health care facilities in Bihać and Velika Kladuša. The Cantonal Hospital in Bihać received three containers, while the Primary Health Care Clinic in Bihać and Velika Kladuša received one container each. As the…

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BiH: EU dissatisfied with migrant situation

The EU has expressed serious concern about the actions of the Una-Sana-Canton authorities affecting refugees and migrants, such as discriminatory and disproportionate restrictions on movement, measures imposed at inter-ethnic and cantonal borders, and the closure of the center. EU-funded Bira reception and obstacles to the work of humanitarian partners, said the European Commission’s answer to…