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BiH: Stano assures EU does not seek border changes in Western Balkans amid Slovenian non-literary allegations

The European Union’s position on the Western Balkans and the borders in the region is very clear; there is nothing to change, European Commission spokesman Peter Stano told a daily news conference on Tuesday. Asked about the non-paper allegations that Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša reportedly sent to Brussels, which sets out the reintroduction of…

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Pahor speaks out against Komcic’s allegations regarding the dissolution of BiH

Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s cabinet issued a press release explaining the talks during his visit to BiH on March 5th, stating that Pahor “regularly warns against ideas about the dissolution of BiH and the restoration of borders in the Western Balkans”. The press release notes that the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor,…

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BiH summons Slovenian Ambassador Bukinac to Presidency following ideas on dissolving country involving Pahor, Janca

Slovenian Ambassador Zorica Bukinac was summoned to the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina today at the invitation of member Zeljko Komcic, following information that Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša sent a “non-letter” document to Brussels dictating BiH’s future. Media reports in Bosnia and Herzegovina recall that Slovenia will take over the presidency of the European…

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BiH: OSCE summons citizens of Foča and Travnik to vote Sunday

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina recalls that on April 11, 2021, the citizens of Travnik and Baby in the Federation of BiH Municipalities will vote again to elect their mayors. The BiH Central Election Commission ordered an additional election following the deaths of previously elected mayors Mirsad Peco and Esed Radeljaš. Even in…

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BiH: Ambassadors stress importance of changes to Electoral Law in virtual meeting

The President and members of the BiH Central Election Commission held an online meeting with Ambassador Johann Sattler, Head of the European Union Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH Valentin Inzko, High Representative of the International Community in BiH, Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec, Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH and Eric Nelson, US Ambassador…

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BiH: More than 100 migrants are positive for COVID-19

At today’s meeting of the Operational Group for the Situation of Migrants and Refugees in the Una-Sana Canton (USC), it was confirmed that in recent days all users of the services of the Temporary Reception Center “Miral” in Greater Kladuša were tested for COVID -19, with 135 results coming back positive. “Unfortunately, this information is…

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BiH: Anti-blockade protests erupt as vaccine spread turns into train wreck

After several hundred owners of cafes, restaurants, hair salons and fitness centers gathered in Banja Luka on Monday to protest the government’s crackdown on the coronavirus pandemic, Sarajevo citizens gathered on Tuesday to call on authorities state to intervene down and leave the wheel to “someone who will do the job better than them”. According…

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BiH: Companies at war over gas supply

Bosnia and Herzegovina gas company BH Gas says it has filed a criminal complaint against the Russian gas importer for unilaterally changing the route to the new Turkish stream, accusing the company of giving neighboring Serbia full control over the country’s gas supply. . BH Gas said in a statement Monday that the importer, Sarajevo-based…

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BiH: The international community supports all efforts to control the spread of COVID-19

The Ambassadors of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC), the Governing Board (SB) and the Board of Directors (BP) consisting of the Council of Europe, the European Union, EUFOR, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Sweden and Switzerland, and the Nations United in BiH – concluded that the current situation with COVID-19 in Bosnia…

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BiH: State Department publishes Human Rights Report

“Impunity for some crimes committed during the 1992-95 conflict continued to be a problem, especially for those responsible for the approximately 8,000 people killed in the Srebrenica genocide and for the estimated 8,000 other individuals who went missing and were allegedly killed during conflict. Authorities also failed to prosecute more than a very small fraction…

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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio visits BiH

The President of the BiH Council of Ministers Zoran Tegeltija stated after his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Luigi Di Maio in Sarajevo that the relations between the two countries are good, friendly and without any open issues. Addressing reporters after the meeting, Tegeltija said that economic relations between BiH and…

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BiH: Large crowds head to Serbia to get vaccines

Bosnia and Herzegovina Border Police announced that over the weekend there was an increase in vehicle traffic at border crossings with Serbia by up to 73% cents compared to last weekend. “During the last three days, from March 26th to March 28th, a total of 29,737 BiH citizens registered at the crossings with Serbia, marking…

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BiH: OSCE closely examines trafficking risks faced by asylum seekers and migrants

The current situation of 8,000 asylum seekers and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina was at the center of a series of virtual meetings, ahead of an on-site visit by Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, and Margareta Cederfelt, OSCE N of the Parliamentary Assembly / Chairman of the…

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The OSCE Mission to BiH presents report on the judiciary

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) published the report “The Institution of Additional Judges as a Potential Threat to the Independence of the Judiciary in BiH”. Additional judges are usually appointed on a temporary basis, either to reduce the number of backlog cases or to replace a judge who has been absent for…

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BiH: Still waiting for vaccines through the COVAX mechanism

The COVAX mechanism informed Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ministry of Civil Affairs that they would have to postpone the delivery of vaccines for which the country has paid one more day, the ministry announced on Tuesday. “We have been informed that the delivery of vaccines will be delayed by one day compared to the announced dates.…

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BiH: New measures provoke protests in Banja Luka

After the latest measures to stem the pandemic in Republika Srpska went into effect, a large group of hospitality workers and workers from other closed enterprises gathered Monday morning to protest in downtown Banja Luka, the capital of RS and the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The measures, ratified at Sunday’s Crisis Management…

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Russian Embassy Statement on BiH NATO Aspirations Aspires Bitter Reactions

No third party has the right to intervene against any country wishing to join NATO, and such threats are unacceptable to the North Atlantic Alliance, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu told N1 on Friday, commenting on recent threats. Russians that they will have to react if Bosnia joins NATO “Every country has the sovereign right to…

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BiH hosts Conference on European Road in Neum

The conference “Potential for the Transformation of Euro-Atlantic Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina” started on Thursday in Neum, organized by the University of Mostar, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in BiH and the Assembly of Rectors of the Republic of Croatia. This event represents the continuation of the conference cycle on the most…