Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Slammed for Failure to Sign Transport Treaty

Mirko Sarovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina's minister for foreign trade and the economy, said on Tuesday that the country could lose funds for four projects worth 90 million Bosnian marks (45.9 million euros) if the transport community treaty is not signed soon - adding to criticism already expressed by EU officials.

Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sarajevo Film Festival to Award Oliver Stone

Sarajevo Film Festival organisers announced on Monday that the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award this year will be presented to Academy Award-winning scriptwriter and director Oliver Stone.

"Sarajevo Film Festival is honoured to pay tribute to the preeminent filmmaker," the organisers stated on their website.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister is on a Working visit in Serbia

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva begins today a visit to Serbia and will also visit Albania, reported '24 chasa' Newspaper.

During her talks she is going to present the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU in 2018 which will prioritize among other things, the European future of the Balkan states.

Slovenian football fans chant "Kill, kill, kill Ustasha"

Croatian media are abuzz with reports of the scandalous behavior displayed by the fans of Slovenia's Maribor football club, during an UEFA CL qualifier.

Maribor FC squared off with Zrinjski FC from Bosnia-Herzegovina - a club that represents the Croat population from the town of Mostar."

Infighting Brings Down Bosnia's Ruling Coalition

Bosnia's second-strongest Bosniak [Bosnian Muslim] national party, the Alliance for Better Future, SBB, on Friday announced the breakup of its coalition with the main Bosniak party in the country, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA.

Slovenian football fans chant "Kill, kill, kill Ustasha"

Croatian media are abuzz with reports of the scandalous behavior displayed by the fans of Slovenia's Maribor football club, during an UEFA CL qualifier.

Maribor FC squared off with Zrinjski FC from Bosnia-Herzegovina - a club that represents the Croat population from the town of Mostar."

Congresswoman's Protest Casts Shadow over Vucic US Visit

Eddie Bernice Johnson, member of the US Congress urged Vice President Mike Pence not to meet Serbia's President, Aleksandar Vucic, citing Belgrade's relations with Russia and Iran, its failure to resolve the murder of the Bytyqi brothers and the alleged business dealings of Vucic's brother, Andrej.

Bosnian Serb President in ‘Hate Speech’ Probe

The state prosecutor is investigating Milorad Dodik, leader of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, for saying that Bosniaks returning to their pre-war homes are ‘occupying’ eastern Bosnia.

Bosnia Urged To Protect Clerics From ISIS Threats

The Bosniak member of Bosnia's presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, has called on the country's institutions to protect imams [Muslim clerics] after so-called Islamic State recently its supporters to kill Bosnian Muslim religious leaders by shooting them or cutting their throats. 

"One of most radical Islamic State women comes from Kosovo"

A total of 44 women from Kosovo are in the ranks of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, while 60 come from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

This is according to an article published by Sputnik, that is quoting data from the Kosovo Center for Security Studies.

Bosnian Serbs Spend €10,000 on Mladic, Karadzic

The authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska have allocated more than 10,000 euros this year to support Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, who are on trial in The Hague.

Landis + Gyr transfers more production to Corinth

Multinational Landis + Gyr has transferred production of two more "smart" electrical meters from their UK factory to their manufacturing facility in Corinth, Greece.

Die Welt: EU wants to create mini-Yugoslavia

Reporting about the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, German newspaper Die Welt writes that "the EU wants to create a new mini-Yugoslavia in the Balkans."

This is according to Croatia's Index website, that said the summit brought together "the countries of the Western Balkans, as well as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic."

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