Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Federation PM Novalic Indicted in ‘Respirators’ Case

Federation entity Prime Minister fadil Novalic and other others are accused of conspiring to "abuse office, accept rewards for trading influence, money laundering and document fraud" in connection with the purchase of overpriced ventilators from Chine.

Bosnia’s Top Judicial Body Asks Chief to Consider Resignation

Members of Bosnia's top judicial body, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, HJPC, voted to ask its president, Milan Tegeltija, to consider resigning over a recording that appears to indicate his involvement in influence peddling - and has further shaken the body's reputation.

First Snow in Bosnia Hits Migrants in Tent Shelter Hard

Alba Domínguez Pena, from No Name Kitchen, an NGO helping refugees, said some 40 to 60 people live in this tent shelter, which they call "Bangladeshi jungle", as it is "a squat made mostly of Bangladeshi people.

Croatia Urged to Toughen its Response to Human Trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in Croatia by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, GRETA, published on Thursday, said that Croatia should strengthen its criminal justice response to human trafficking and enable victims to more effectively exercise their right to compensation.

Week in Review: Uncertain Elections and Aspiring Candidates

An Election to Watch

Dacian Ciolos, former Romania's Prime Minister and EU Commissioner for Agriculture, the leader of the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), addresses to supporters during a USR-PLUS alliance rally held in Bucharest, Romania, 07 November 2019. Archive photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT/small>

Bosnia Intelligence Agency Director Denies Abuse of Office

The director of the Intelligence-Security Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, OSA BiH, Osman Mehmedagic, and the head of its Cyber Security Department, Muhamed Pekic, appeared before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and pleaded not guilty to charges for abuse of office or authority.

Bosnia’s Municipal Election Results – a Small Step Forward

Each problem is helpfully embodied by the two mentioned political blocs: the SDA is an avatar of Bosnia's kleptocratic political elite, while the SNSD is the most significant threat to the country's sovereignty.

Because these are distinct problems, they require distinct solutions. And in each case, the results of the municipal elections have offered a path forward.

Bosnia Police Arrest War Crimes Suspect Sought by Croatia

Bosnia and Herzegovina's border police on Saturday arrested Mladen Grujic, who is sought by neighbouring Croatia for war crimes committed against Croatian prisoners of war in its western Slavonia region during 1991.

JYSK posts record-breaking results in Slovenia

Ljubljana/Aarhus – JYSK, the Danish home goods retail chain, reported record-breaking results in Slovenia in the financial year that ended in August despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales revenue was up by 6.6% to EUR 38.6 million, and operating profit rose by more than 20%.

Vučić: Another tough day, especially in terms of the number of dead

As he said, Serbia is trying to maintain its health system.
He pointed out that a large number of young doctors have turned in to work in new hospitals and help combating coronavirus.
"I hope that we will always be able to say that our doctors and medical staff worked extremely better than others on the continent, and you can see that," Vucic said.

Indictment Filed for Crimes in Luka Detention Camp, Brcko

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has accused Ivan Djuric, in his capacity as a member of the Military Police of the Bosnian Serb Army, VRS, of having participated in crimes against Bosniaks and Croats who were unlawfully detained in Luka detention camp in Brcko, northern Bosnia.

Drasko Stanivukovic, Pretender to Bosnian Serb Throne

According to Stanivukovic, Dodik will try to change the regulations in the Republika Srpska, establishing the new position of city "manager" who would be appointed by the city council and hold all effective powers.

Mercator group’s net loss at EUR 69m in first nine months

Ljubljana – The retail group Mercator saw its sales revenue rise by 2.1% to EUR 1.6 billion in the first nine months compared to the same period last year, but the group operated with a net loss, which climbed to EUR 69m, shows a report released on Thursday.

Milivoj Petkovic’s Defence Lawyers Seek his Early Release

Two defence lawyers for Milivoj Petkovic, Vesna Alaburic and Davor Lazic, in a motion filed with the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, MICT, have said that according to information from the United Nations' Detention Unit, in February 2021 the conditions would be met to consider Petkovic's early release.