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BiH: Differing views on the Slovenia Summit

As might be expected, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top officials differ in their views on the outcome of the EU-Western Balkans summit held in Slovenia on Wednesday. BiH Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić thinks the Summit sent a positive message to BiH, with Serbian member Milorad Dodik saying the meeting will only contribute to the dissolution of…

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BiH: EU parliamentarians call for sanctions on RS and Milorad Dodik

MEP Tineke Strik said in a Twitter post that “the boycott by the leader of the Serbian reform unit of necessary reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina is undermining the rule of law and undermining the EU accession process. “I urge the Commission to ensure that these unacceptable actions have financial consequences.” She and several other…

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BiH: Military exercise AF BiH – Serbian Army postponed

Serb member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik urged the Council of Ministers to dismiss Defense Minister Sifet Podcic because he “broke the BiH Constitution” with the decision to postpone military training between the BiH Armed Forces and the Army of the Republic of Serbia. The exercise was due to take place in the first…

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BiH opens pavilion EXPO 2020

After the Sarajevo Canton government decided to fund Bosnia and Herzegovina’s participation in EXPO 2020, the state pavilion opened in Dubai. The opening came after months of uncertainty over BiH’s participation, as the Council of Ministers was unable to make decisions on the issue. The organizer of EXPO 2020 has offered to cover all the…

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BiH: Mathew Palmer Seeks Amendments to Electoral Law

Political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina should use this non-election year to meet the minimum requirements for changes in electoral legislation, including the implementation of European Court of Human Rights rulings and ensuring the transparency of the electoral process, the US diplomat said on Friday. Matthew Palmer He arrived in the capital of Bosnia and…

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BiH: Von der Leyen attended the opening ceremony of the Svilaj Bridge

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who is visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, attended today’s grand opening of the Svilaj Bridge, which will connect the highway to Corridor Vc over the Sava River between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. She mentioned that bridges are what connect people, but she noted that it is now important…

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BiH: OSCE Mission Supports Peace Class

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo supported the citizens’ association “Fojničani” in establishing an outdoor “Peace Class” which opened on 29 September 2021 in the settlement of Bradići / Fojnica, in Maglaj commune. “The classroom, which was built by volunteers on land left by the municipality, was…

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BiH: Representatives of the international community are reacting to Milorad Dodik’s statements on the future of BiH

Under no circumstances will the High Representative of the International Community in BiH, Christian Schmidt, allow the revision of the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose territorial integrity is guaranteed by the General Framework Agreement for Peace and International Law. OHR spokesman Mario Brkić said Schmidt reaffirmed the commitment of the PIC Steering Board to…

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BiH: Opposition parties announce protests in Republika Srpska

Opposition parties in Republika Srpska have announced protests on October 2nd in Krajina Square in Banja Luka, stressing that this will be the first in a series of protests demanding “RS and Banja Luka free”. Party representatives called on citizens to come to the protest in as many numbers as possible to stop “the uncontrolled…

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BiH: Izetbegovic attends 10th Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of Southeast European Member States and Visegrad Group in Budapest

BiH’s path to EU accession requires comprehensive political and economic reforms that have been blocked by those who believe it is their undeniable right to deny genocide, BiH Parliamentary Assembly House of Peoples Speaker Bakir Izetbegović said on Friday. the 10th Conference of Southeast Europe and the Visegrad Group the Speakers of the Parliaments of…

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The BiH chief prosecutor was fired

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s chief prosecutor Gordana Tadić was fired by a decision of the BiH High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. This is the final decision in this case and the HJCP has just confirmed the decision of the first instance of the Disciplinary Commission. The second-instance decision dismissed her appeals against the first decision as…

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Croatian government rejects BiH request for legal aid related to wartime generals

The Croatian government on Thursday decided to reject a request by the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina to take over the prosecution of high-ranking army officers on suspicion of violating international law during Operation Flash. “The decision to reject the request was made after a thorough analysis,” the state-run Hina…

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BiH: By September 14th, 26,837 tonnes of ammunition and explosive ordnance were safely dumped

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Tuesday backed the country’s Ministry of Defense in holding the 18th Session of the BiH Strategic Committee on Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ammunition, the Mission announced. The session brought together key representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces and the Joint Committee of the…

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Croatia: PM Plenković Meets High Representative in BiH Kristian Schmidt

The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovi,, received today in Banski the High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, announced the Government of Croatia. High Representative Schmidt and Prime Minister Plenković exchanged views on current political trends and developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans, with an emphasis on Euro-Atlantic integration, the path of…

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BiH: Presidency President Kocic Meets with UN Secretary-General Guterres

Despite the protest by Republika Srpska BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik over the participation of Presidency Chairman Željko Komçiiç in the UN General Assembly, Koçiiç met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Dodik sent the letter to Guterres and the General Assembly explaining that Komšić is in New York as a private person because the Presidency…

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BiH civil servants protest in Sarajevo

The Independent Trade Union of Civil Servants and Employees in BiH Institutions staged a protest in front of the BiH Parliament building on Monday to stress that the state budget has not been approved and a collective employment agreement has not been signed. As they said, this situation directly endangers the livelihood of BiH state-level…

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BiH: OSCE gave ideas for recycling

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded the winners of a school competition aimed at increasingly supporting recycling in the Central Canton of Bosnia (CBC), thus increasing the engagement of young people in the field of environmental protection, the OSCE Mission announced. in BiH. A competition for a logo for the recycling campaign of…

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BiH: RS Interior Ministry Arrests Four for Suspected Purchase of Medical Equipment

The director of the Republika Srpska Institute of Public Health, Branislav Zelkovic, who had been wanted by the RS Interior Ministry since yesterday, was arrested this morning, confirmed RS Republican Public Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dragica Tojagic. Zeljković, along with three other persons, is suspected of investigating illegalities in the work of the RS Institute of…