Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Schmidt tells Dodik: "Prepare for unpleasant moments"

He told the President of Srpska Milorad Dodik to, as he stated, "get ready for some unpleasant moments".
I actually have appointments there in the next few days and weeks, especially in Banja Luka, but also in other cities. I stick to it and recommend Mr. Dodik not to push his selfish moves anymore, Schmidt said.

Rejuvenating a vision

The recent gathering of Western Balkan leaders along with top European Union officials in Athens, following an invitation from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (on the 20th anniversary of a summit between the EU and Western Balkan countries in the northern port city of Thessaloniki) was naturally overshadowed by the previously unannounced presence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelens

Architects lose 30,000 euros to Balkans tour scam

The owner of a tour company with its headquarters in İzmir is accused of defrauding 61 members of the Chamber of Architects branch in Denizli province of roughly 30,000 euros after signing a contract for a Balkans trip.

In April 2023, the chamber which organized a Balkans tour for its members met with Emine Yıldız, the owner of an Izmir-based tour company for the trip.

The EU is considering preventing New Members from Blocking other Candidates

A special clause in the countries' accession treaties to the European Union can ensure that they cannot block other applicants immediately after entry.

This was stated by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, at the Strategic Forum in Bled, which gathered heads of state and government from the Western Balkans and other countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.

PM receives Romanian counterpart at the Maximos Mansion

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with the Prime Minister of Romania Ion-Marcel Ciolacu at the Maximos Mansion. This was the first meeting of the two country leaders after Ciolacu's assumption of duties in Romania.

Mitsotakis meets Bosnia’s Kristo in Athens

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting with Borjana Kristo, the chairwoman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Maximos Mansion, on Monday.

The discussions during the meeting centered around bilateral relations and Greece's support for Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU membership ambitions.

Earthquake in Romania, also felt in Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale was registered last night in the area of the city of Targu Jiu, Romania, reports the National Seismological Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Science.

The tremor at 00:39 a.m. Bulgarian time had an epicenter 260 kilometers from Sofia.

PM to host Western Balkan, EU leaders on Monday for enlargement talks

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has invited leaders of Western Balkan countries and EU officials to Athens on Monday night for a dinner and an informal discussion on EU enlargement and the European future of the region, his office announced. 

Balkan Barbie: A Bosnian Girl makes Costumes for the Popular Dolls

A Bosnian girl is making traditional Balkan costumes with hats and decorative aprons for Barbie dolls, hoping to spark interest in her "folklore Barbie" as the new film of the same name wins fans around the world.

Bulgarians are being Investigated for Trafficking Illegal Migrants in Croatia

Croatian police are investigating a total of 11 people for illegal trafficking of 117 migrants in Karlovac County, Croatia. Authorities say there were six separate incidents between last Thursday and Monday. Bulgarians are also among the suspects, BTA reported.

Germans are calling upon to "break" Serbia

This domination, as they stated, and as Blic reminds us, "must be broken." According to diplomats and sources cited by the newspaper, everything indicates that certain centers of power in the West are attempting to change their approach towards our region and adopt a tougher policy.

Vucic: We will never give up on our people across Drina

SRBAC - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday Serbia would never give up on Serbs in Republika Srpska and that it would continue to provide economic assistance to it.

After touring a newly-built kindergarten in the Republika Srpska municipality of Strbac with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, Vucic said: