Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan Dams Spell Doom for Europe's Rarest Fish

Up to a tenth of Europe's fish species could be wiped out or decimated by planned hydropower dams in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro, according to new research by the University of Graz, the UK Guardian has reported.

US Congress Warned of Bosnian Post-Election Crisis

Matthew Palmer, acting deputy assistant secretary at the State Department's Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, told the US Congress's House of Representatives foreign affairs committee on Wednesday that a post-election crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina could have serious consequences.

Bosnian Croat Fighters Charged with Killing Serbs

Croatian Defence Council ex-fighters Zdenko Grbavac and Zeljko Simunovic were charged with committing crimes against humanity by killing three Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Konjic area during wartime.

Brnabic to attend dinner is Skopje with Haradinaj, other PMs

Tanjug is reporting that it received confirmation of this, and that beside Zaev and Brnabic, the dinner will be attended by prime ministers of Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as the Kosovo prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj.

Bosnian Mayor Calls for Help as Migrants Increase

Suhret Fazlic, the mayor of Bihac, is holding a meeting to set up a crisis committee in the town on Wednesday and appealing for assistance from all levels of government in the country to deal with the reported increase in migrants passing through the area.

European Commission: Open EU Talks With Albania, Macedonia

The European Commission called on Tuesday for the start of EU accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia.

"A step forward for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania is a step forward for the entire west Balkans region," said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

EU Should Open Up to West Balkans: European Commission

The European Union must open up to accepting new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the return of war in the region, president of the European Commission said on Tuesday, quoted by Anadolu Agency. 

Russia Investors Lose Money in Bosnia

Over the last two years, Russian investors have recorded losses of 52 millions of euros, mostly connected with the oil industry in Republika Srpska, Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, data from Bosnia's Foreign Investment Promotion Agency show.

"War unlikely, but we'll prepare for that scenario, too"

"I don't think anyone would dare start a conflict again in BiH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)... but that doesn't mean we should not react and prepare for every possible scenario," Izetbegovic, who currently chairs the tripartite Presidency of BiH, told journalists in Sarajevo, Croatian daily Jutarnji List is reporting.

Croatian Conservatives Protest Against Anti-Violence Treaty

Over 10,000 protesters from all over Croatia, as well as from Bosnia and Herzegovina, gathered on Thursday evening in the centre of the coastal city of Split to protest against Zagreb's upcoming ratification Council of Europe's Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, widely known as the Istanbul Convention.

PM Boyko Borisov Welcomed Denis Zvizdic in Sofia

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov welcomed the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvzdic. He is on an official visit to Sofia at the invitation of the Bulgarian Prime Minister.

Seselj Conviction Leaves War Victims Dissatisfied

There was dissatisfaction in Sarajevo and Zagreb after Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was convicted of wartime crimes in Serbia but cleared of wrongdoing in Bosnia and Croatia.

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