Bosnian towns like Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica, Lukavac and Kakanj are suffering from serious problems with air pollution, experts from the Federal Hydro-Meteorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina [FHMZBiH] told BIRN.
"Sarajevo is definitely one of the most polluted cities in Europe when it comes to air pollution," said Enis Omercic, an air-quality expert for the FHMZBiH.
Bosnian officials have renewed calls for the dismissal of Goran Zubac, director of the State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, after the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a first instance ruling sentenced him to a year's probation for neglecting his duties during the protests last February.
Bosnian police arrest Syria-bound suspects
A national security sweep apprehends alleged ISIL supporters, including two at the Sarajevo airport.
Bosnia launched Operation Damascus in 2014 to stem the flow of recruits to Syria. The latest security action on February 18th involved multiple cities. [AFP]
Bosnians are planning demonstrations across the country on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the start of protests of February 7 2014 - and remind local leaders of how little they have done to improve matters over the past year.
More than 100 houses were inundated by water across central Bosnia on Sunday and Monday after several days of heavy rains and melting snow, sparking public concerns about a possible repeat of last year's flood disaster in the country.
Officials however urged calm, stressing that although most of Bosnia's rivers were on the rise, they were still far from critical levels.
One woman was killed and three other people injured on Sunday when a landslide, possibly triggered by heavy snow, engulfed ten houses in the town of Kakanj, 50 kilometres north of Sarajevo.
Around 200 workers from bankrupt firms in the Tuzla region spent Wednesday night in a sports centre of the nearby town of Srebrenik after starting a protest walk on December 24 across the border towards Croatia, aiming to "leave the country" because of their hopeless situation.
Bosnia's State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, on Thursday arrested 11 persons suspected of terrorism offences in a continuation of the September police action codenamed "Damask".
SIPA conducted raids on November 13 at various sites in Sarajevo, Zenica, Kakanj, Maglaj and Zivinice.
Bosnian entity observes day of mourning for miners
ZENICA -- The Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina is on Monday observing a day of mourning for five miners who perished in an accident.
The miners, who will be buried today, died last week in a coal mine collapse near the town of Zenica.
Reports: Five trapped miners found dead
ZENICA -- According to reports of Sarajevo-based media, five of the 34 miners trapped inside the coal mine Raspotočje in eastern Bosnia have died.
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the area of the town of Zenica on Thursday, triggering a gas explosion and collapse in the mine.