Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Juncker: There'll be war in Balkans if EU collapses

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the United States that there would be "war in the Balkans" if the EU collapses.

The website euractiv.com is reporting this, citing Juncker's exclusive interview to the Financial Times during which he revealed details of his conversation with US Vice President Mike Pence, that took place in Brussels on February 20.

Bosnia Court Indicts 16 for RS Banking Scam

A court in Bosnia has confirmed an indictment against 16 people in relation to a scam in which a now-defunct bank in Republika Srpska, RS, issued nearly 123 million KM [63 million euros] in fraudulent loans and guarantees, according to Bosnia's prosecution. 

Bosnian Defence Official Fired Over Serb Troop Display

Bosnia's House of Representatives voted on Thursday to dismiss deputy defence minister Sead Jusic, who was accused of breaching the law for agreeing to allow a Bosnian Army presence at January's anniversary celebration of the establishment of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska despite a Constitutional Court ban.

Bosnian Croat Ex-Military Chief Appeals for Acquittal

Slobodan Praljak, the former chief of the Croatian Defence Council’s Main Headquarters, appealed against his conviction for war crimes against Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 and 1994.

Russia offer guarantees for Mladic's release - report

Russia has offered official guarantees to the Hague Tribunal (ICTY) for the provisional release of General Ratko Mladic, who should undergo treatment in Moscow.

The daily Vecernje Novosti, based in Belgrade, writes this on Tuesday.

Bosnian Croat Ex-Defence Chief Appeals Against Conviction

Bruno Stojic, former defence minister of the unrecognised Bosnian Croat wartime statelet of Herzeg-Bosna, denied involvement in a joint criminal enterprise to create a greater Croatian state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Balkan States Linked to Russian Money-Laundering Scheme

Media reports about the massive money-laundering scheme which siphoned $20.8 billion (19.2 billion euros) from 19 Russian banks have named Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina among the countries where suspicious financial transactions took place.

Balkan States Look Gloomy on World Happiness Table

How happy are the people of the Balkans? Not so much, if a new table released in New York on Monday on International Day of Happiness - which the UN has promoted since 2012 - is anything to judge by.

Bosnian Cancer Patients 'Waiting Months for Drugs'

Cancer patients in Bosnia are enduring long waits for essential medications as public procurement stalls and as the worldwide supply of the older drugs used by Bosnian health services begins to drop, according to local experts.

Bosnian Croat Wartime Leaders Appeal Against Convictions

Jadranko Prlic, the former prime minister of the unrecognised wartime Herzeg-Bosna Croatian Community, is the first of the six Bosnian Croat ex-officials to launch an appeal on Monday against war crimes convictions at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY in The Hague.

Zvizdic: We have responsibility to keep our countries on EU path

SARAJEVO - Stability, peace and security are key to political, social and economic development of the Western Balkan states, and the PMs of our countries have a responsibility to keep them on the European path, Chairman of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Council of Ministers, Denis Zvizdic, said on Thursday.

Western Balkan PMs begin Sarajevo meeting

SARAJEVO - Western Balkan PMs on Thursday began a meeting in Sarajevo as part of preparations for the upcoming 4th Berlin Process Summit in Trieste in July.

The PMs were ceremonially welcomed at the headquarters of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) state institutions by their host, BiH Council of Ministers Chairman Denis Zvizdic.

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