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This comes as tensions between Russia and the West over Syria reach levels unseen since the Cold War, but also at a moment when Bosnia and Herzegovina, like other Balkan countries, faces new ethnic, political and social challenges. While many local and Western pundits express concern over ...
The ICTY has convicted [JURIST report] numerous other officials for connection with the Bosnia conflict. In 2017, the ICTY reviewed an appeal[JURIST report] by Jadranko Prlic, Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, an unrecognized entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina, and five of his ...

“I have heard that Bosnia-Herzegovina is actually one of the least leveraged countries, which is yet another reason why we should have confidence in the future of this country. I have heard of their great potential in energy, agriculture, and tourism. There is a huge opportunity here. My government, my ...
Bosnia sent a letter in September last year to the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, European Commissioner President Jean-Claude Juncker and the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu saying it had not given its consent for the construction of the Peljesac Bridge.
According to the president's office, the visit will be an opportunity for the president to be briefed on the implementation of key reforms in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the context of its efforts to join the EU and NATO, and the political situation in the country ahead of the autumn general election. Pahor reportedly ...
BANJA LUKA, April 24. /TASS/. Russia calls against militarization of European countries, including the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO, Federation Council (upper house) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Tuesday after meeting with President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik.

On paper, Bosnia and Herzegovina — or BiH — has made strides in advancing LGBT rights. In 2016 the country's two entities passed anti-discrimination laws that, for the first time, specifically included LGBT rights. But in practice, gay men and women do not feel safe from discrimination or harassment.
When you think of refugees in connection with Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may think of people displaced by fighting in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. But today the country is facing a different kind of refugee crisis as it strains to safeguard the rights of a growing number of people from other regions ...
The Bulgarian and Bosnia and Herzegovina governments are in talks to establish a joint airline of the Balkan region, which would operate flights between Sarajevo and Sofia, and to other capitals in the region that lack a national carrier, including Macedonia and Albania. Current hurdles are infrastructure in ...
As October's national elections approach, Dodik plans to run for the country's central presidency, to the angst of many in the country. We take a look at the political career of Dodik, with all its ideological twists and turns, to understand how he went from being America's ally in RS to Putin's friend in Bosnia.
Two decades after the war that tore their country apart, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are still hoping to join the European Union. It's a dream that some don't wait for, as several thousands flee to the West in hope of a better life. While others, less conformist, choose to stay in order to rebuild what has ...
Having faced Bosnia three times inside the last three years, England knew exactly what they would be up against in Zenica; 11 behind the ball with captain Milena Nikolic the only player interested in getting anywhere near the halfway line. Neville's side had faced a similar defensive strategy at St. Mary's ...
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle gang known as Putin's Angels and widely feared as agents of meddling and mayhem beyond Russia's borders, provoked more bemusement and giggles than awe on their latest outing, a nine-day tour of the Balkans ...
More than two decades after Bosnia and Herzegovina gained its independence following the bloody dissolution of Yugoslavia, the government there is facing yet another looming political crisis, and the West appears to be doing little to stop it. At issue is an electoral law impasse that's a symptom of a weak ...
“It is up to the local authorities and relevant institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina to resolve this issue. We urge Bosnian authorities to seriously understand all possible security threats,” the embassy said. The US has sanctioned the Night Wolves for its involvement with anti-Western and pro-Russian ...
According to the plan, they will visit Belgrade, Novi Sad, Valjevo, Krusevac, Nis, Jagodina, Kragujevac and Bela Crkva in Serbia – plus Bijeljina, Brcko, Doboj and Banja Luka in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska. “The route reprises the pilgrimage routes of the distant past, with stop-offs in the ...
Russia is actively supporting indigenous political and paramilitary actors seeking to divide Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Kremlin is cooperating with the Republika Srpska (RS) government of President Milorad Dodik to achieve this goal by violent means if necessary. The most pronounced Russian ...

Public utility Elektroprivreda HZHB has opened what it says is Bosnia & Herzegovina's first wind farm, the 51MW Mesihovina wind park in Gornji Brišnik in the municipality of Tomislavgrad. The wind farm features 22 Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines that are slated to churn out 165.17GWh per year, ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina, a tiny nation in southeastern Europe best known for its bloody war in the 1990s, might be edging closer to an armed conflict once again. A new report released Friday, "Bosnia on the Russian Chopping Block: The Potential for Violence and Steps to Prevent It," reveals an extensive ...
The indictment charges Stanisic, and his intelligence agent, Franko Simatovic, alias Frenki, with crimes against Bosniaks [Muslims] in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and says the Red Berets unit was involved in forcible transfers of the Muslim population from eastern Bosnia. Stanisic's defence attorney, Wayne ...
The mission met with Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Novalić, Republika Srpska Prime Minister Cvijanović, Minister of Finance and Treasury Bevanda, Central Bank Governor Softić, and other government officials and private sector representatives. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr.
SARAJEVO: Abdul Salam Hareb Al Rumaithi, UAE Ambassador to Montenegro, has presented his credentials to Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Covic, as a Non-resident Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the meeting, Al Rumaithi conveyed the greetings of ...
In a special statement forwarded to the local media, the US Embassy responded to a repeated offer by Serb entity president Milorad Dodik for the establishment of a third, Croat-majority entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an interview with the Bosnia and Herzegovina edition of the Večernji List daily, Dodik ...
FILE PHOTO: Leader of the motorcycling club Night Wolves, Alexander Zaldostanov (front), nicknamed "Khirurg" (Surgeon), together with participants of a bike ride commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, arrives at the Russian consulate general in Brest, ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Security Minister Dragan Mektic speaks during interview for Reuters in his office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina March ... SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia's autonomous Serb entity is "fear-mongering" to undermine the country's integrity by organising nationalist paramilitary ...
War veterans have blocked roads in various parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina to demand additional benefits. Reports said the veterans of Bosnia's 1992-95 war peacefully ended their last blockades in the country's Muslim-Croat Federation on the morning of March 1. The protest that began on February 28 had ...
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is undergoing a radical transformation: modern glass shopping centres, boutique hotels and a magical old town that feels like you've travelled ... Don't forget to look down for sweeping views of the city. a return journey costs 20 Bosnia-Herzegovina marks (£8.90).
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The third collection letter demanding that 64-year-old Semka Agic pay 3,000 convertible marks (roughly 200,000 yen) in ... After the Bosnian War (1992-1995), Bosnia and Herzegovina split mainly into two autonomous governments, the Bosniak and Croat-led Federation of ...
The last year ended with good news for Bosnia and Herzegovina. After years of political stalemate parliament finally voted in favour of a measure which will secure the financing of critical infrastructure investment by the EU and international financial lenders like the EBRD. The decision was not just ...
Pope Francis on Saturday received in audience the members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina with whom he spoke of the good diplomatic relationship that exists between the Holy See and the Balkan State, pledging to push ahead with constructive dialogue and collaboration. The current ...
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia will not be able to form governments after the October general election unless the national parliament resolves an ... The issue has become a hot political topic in Bosnia over the past year, creating a rift in the ruling Bosniak-Croat coalition both at the national level and in ...
Military exercises with the participation of NATO's A-10 aircraft squadrons are being planned in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) in 2019. That's according to a report by “Dnevnik,” a Sarajevo-based website, referencing official documents of the Ministry of Defense of ...
The United States and the European Union have told Bosnia-Herzegovina it is not doing enough to crack down on corruption and that it needs to protect the judiciary from political pressure. A U.S.-funded report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) published on February 21 ...
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Migrants in the pursuit to reach western Europe are now opting for an alternate route through Bosnia and Herzegovina as anti-trafficking forces clamp down on ... According to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Mine Action Center, the most dangerous locations in Bosnia are along the Sava River, which is the border ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing an increase in the numbers of migrants crossing the Balkan state on their way to the West. Officials say the situation is under control for now, but fear it might become an issue if the current upward trend continues. "By the end of May, if these trends continue, I am afraid we ...
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Milorad Dodik would like to make two things clear at the outset: that he is the president of a legitimate state, rather than an ethnically cleansed territory in a country with internationally recognized borders; and that, at 58, he can still shoot hoops like a pro.
“I want him to have a good life.” You can still check out the Bosnia exhibit at the Kentucky Museum until June 30th. Another Bosnian exhibit opens tonight at Spencer's Coffee in Bowling Green. For a complete list of events for International Year of Bosnia-Herzegovina, log onto https://www.wku.edu/iyo/.
The culture, people and beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina will go on display at Spencer's Coffee on College Street with the opening of a new photography exhibition. James Kenney, a photojournalism professor at Western Kentucky University, will showcase his work beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia following a controversial referendum, and was recognized by the United States and Europe in April 1992 — and the ... Above — bodies of people killed in April 1993 around Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A shipment of 2,500 automatic rifles from Serbia is due to arrive in the Serb-run half of Bosnia in March, weeks before the scheduled opening of a new training centre where Russian advisers have been expected to play a role under an agreement signed more than two years ago. The Bosnian Serb ...
Izetbegović commented on a statement by Čović earlier in the week in Zagreb, when the leader of the HDZ BiH party claimed that a civic state in Bosnia and Herzegovina in fact means a unitarian and therefore an Islamic state, as that would bring into question the rights of the two other constituent peoples.
In 1992, the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina erupted, and photojournalist Roger M. Richards decided to cover the siege of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia. The war lasted for four years, but Richards dedicated himself to telling the stories of the Bosnian people, and for 26 years he has been back and forth.
SARAJEVO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina received 1,307,319 tourists in 2017, a 13.7 percent yearly increase, official data indicated Wednesday. According to data from the national statistics agency, there were 2,677,125 overnight stays last year -- a 12.3 percent increase year on year.
“There is really no text at this moment about which representatives of the three peoples in Bosnia could agree. Consequently, there is no text that parliament could support. I think this initiative is condemned to failure,” Momcilo Novakovic, an MP from the People's Democratic Movement, said on Tuesday.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has not always had a word-less national anthem since the country's inception in 1992. For six years until 1998, the former Slavic country acknowledged “Jedna si jedina” or "You Are the One and Only" as its national anthem, complete with official lyrics. But the track was later ...
After the 1992-95 war, the country is made up of the Serb Republic (RS), the Serb entity, and the Muslim-Croat Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH). "About 60 percent of Croats live mixed with Bosniaks in BiH," said Izetbegovic, who is the Bosniak (Muslim) representative in the tripartite BiH Presidency ...
ZAGREB, February 5, 2018 - In 2017, Croatia remained the top trading partner of Bosnia and Herzegovina, recording a significant jump in imports and exports compared to 2016, however, Serbia is narrowing the margin and could overtake Croatia, the latest data released on Monday by the Bosnia and ...
The European newspapers were surprised to know that in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there were over 60 Muslim communities that refused to obey to the central ... At the recent conference “The Future of Islam and Muslims in Europe on the Axis of Andalusia and Bosnia-Herzegovina”, he was the key speaker ...
For a start, it's unclear why Izetbegovic should have been Vucic's counterpart to represent Bosnia-Herzegovina, since he doesn't currently chair that country's tripartite presidency. He is, however, the leader of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), Bosnia's leading Muslim party. So Izetbegovic's pairing with ...


 

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