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BiH: International community supports Inzko’s request for RSNA

The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina notes in a press release that the United States supports deliberate activities that contribute to reconciliation and confidence building in the country. “Praising war criminals is unacceptable. “It insults the victims and deepens the suffering of the victims and their families as it threatens the peaceful future…

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BiH: High Representative Writes Letter to RSNA Leadership to Cancel Cards for Convicted War Criminals

The High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko wrote a letter to the parliaments of Republika Srpska (RS) and the leaders of all its groups demanding that the statutes issued by this institution for war crimes convicts be annulled within three months, as reported by N1. In his letter, Inzko…

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BiH: Italian journalist tries to smuggle illegal migrants into Croatia

An Italian journalist identified as Paola L. who accompanied a delegation of Italian MEPs during a visit to Croatia was linked to an attempt to orchestrate the illegal crossing of some migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Croatian border, the Border Patrol confirmed. BiH for HINA on Tuesday. The journalist was arrested on January…

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Grlić Radman: Migrants in BiH are also threatening Croatia

On Tuesday, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman voiced hope that, with EU help, BiH would begin accommodating illegal migrants in camps at the country’s gates, preventing their placement throughout BiH. Due to the long border between the two countries, the minister believes that Croatia’s security and stability could be endangered. “We…

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The first batch of Sputnik V vaccines lands in BiH

Two thousand doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine have arrived at Sarajevo Airport, which is expected to be delivered to Republika Srpska. According to media reports, the vaccination process in RS could start in 10-15 days, provided everything goes according to plan. Krajina Group will supply the Russian vaccine after signing a contract with…

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias pays an official visit to BiH

Bilateral relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece are excellent, with no open issues, but also with considerable room for improvement, especially in the field of economy and foreign trade, BiH Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic said today in Sarajevo, after her meeting with Greece his counterpart Nikos Dendias. The good relations between the two countries,…

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BiH: The corruption situation in the country is deteriorating

The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 (CPI) ranks Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) among the countries where corruption is deteriorating exponentially. The index shows that BiH has dropped 11 points and ranks at 111th out of 180 countries with a score of 35 (scale 0-100), which also marks a low record since 2012, when BiH…

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BiH: Štefanek meets with authorities seeking solution to migrant issue

The Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General for Migration and Refugees, Drahoslav fantefanek, met today in Sarajevo with the Minister for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milos Lucic, to discuss the migrant crisis in BiH. Ahead of the meeting, fantefanek told reporters that he wanted to discuss possible solutions…

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BiH: OSCE Mission urges authorities to find solution to refugee issue

In light of the dire situation faced by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mission) calls on authorities at all levels of government to develop and fall. agree on sustainable and human rights – solutions in line with the growing humanitarian crisis. “A particular…

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BiH: The long list of sanctioned persons will remain in place in the future

The US extended its sanctions against numerous BiH politicians, including Serb member and BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik. The list also includes Nikola ćpirić, Ante Jelavić, Momčilo Mandić, Biljana Plavsić and Amir Zukić, writes Glas Amerike. Sanctions are said to be measures that convey a strong message to US authorities and represent a “middle ground”…

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BiH: Sakib Mahmuljin sentenced to 10 years in prison for war crimes

The Court of First Instance of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday sentenced former commander of the Third Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABiH) Sakib Mahmulj to 10 years in prison for crimes against Serbs. The indictment alleges that, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an armed conflict between…

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BiH: Violent incidents reported in Blažuj migrant camp

Two people were injured and several were arrested following large-scale riots that erupted Wednesday night at the Blazuj Migrant Reception Center near the capital Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. An official from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was also allegedly injured. According to a police statement, several official police vehicles, IOM vehicles, and the…

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Croatian police report a large number of counterfeit PCR tests at the border with BiH

According to the Brod-Posavina District Police Department, last weekend alone more than 40 people from Bosnia and Herzegovina tried to cross the state border with fake PCR tests for Covid-19. Croatian police forces prevented the suspects from entering the territory, detained them at the border and reported them to the State Attorney’s office. If found…

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European Energy Community imposes sanctions on BiH

Due to the violation of the directive on sulfur in fuels and non-compliance with energy packages in energy and gas, the European Energy Community announced sanctions against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The sanctions were introduced after a meeting in mid-December, while the procedure ended at the end of last year. Information about the sanctions was published…

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BiH: Work between Plinacro and BH-Gas on the South Interconnection Project continues

Plinacro and BH-Gas, respectively the national gas transmission system operators of Croatia and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a meeting today in Mostar to continue their cooperation for the development of the Southern Interconnection project in Dugopolje-Zagvozd -Imotski- Posuje-Tomislavgrad-Novi Travnik and Mostar branch. As Bosnia and Herzegovina currently has only one entrance to…

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BiH: IOM publishes financial report

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today released information on the implementation of projects related to the European Union-funded Emergency Response to the Situation of Migrants and Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which contains all information on financial issues related to assistance and accommodation provided for migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “In terms of EU…

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BiH: EU calls for migrants to be accepted across the country

On Monday afternoon, EU High Representative / Vice President Josep Borrell had a telephone conversation with Milorad Dodik, President of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about the appalling humanitarian conditions of hundreds of migrants in the country, the EU announced. The country’s authorities have been repeatedly urged by the EU to quickly escalate their…

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BiH: The first vaccines will arrive before the end of January

Bosnia and Herzegovina has paid the full amount of money for the purchase of vaccines through the Covax initiative, with the first batch expected to arrive in late January. BiH Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija said vaccination would be free for high-risk groups. Starting the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina…