Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Fixes Election Law, Enabling Formation of Govt

Under strong local and international pressure, Bosnia's Central Election Commission, CIK, on Tuesday adopted a decision fixing the country's dysfunctional election law and enabling the establishment of a new government in the Federation entity, which it has lacked since last October's elections.

Thaci and Vucic Spar at UN Over Kosovo Army

Kosovo and Serbia's presidents clashed at the UN Security Council in New York on Monday, with Hashim Thaci insisting that Pristina's recent decision to establish an army was legitimate, while Aleksandar Vucic insisted that Pristina had no authority to do this.

Haradinaj rejects EU's proposal to solve taxes issue

Citing Pristina-based Koha Ditore's report from Brussels, the agency said that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU commissioners for trade, and neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations have sent a joint letter to Haradinaj.

In it, they "offer a solution to the problem related to taxes with Serbia."

Bosnian Serb Ex-Officer Goes on Trial in Croatia

The trial of former Bosnian Serb Army officer Dane Lukajic, accused of involvement in violence against prisoners of war detained at the Manjaca camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992, opened in Zagreb.

Videos 'Prove' Croatia Forcibly Expelling Migrants, Watchdog Says

Border Violence Monitoring, BVM, a watchdog organization in Croatia, on Sunday published video material of police expelling migrants and refugees across the Croatia-Bosnia border.

It said it received an anonymous message on 20 November, containing the video footage from the area.

"Harshest condemnation of so-called Kosovo army"

This took place Friday's session of the Serbian government.

This decision of Pristina causes great concern and represents a gross violation of international law, first and foremost of UN Security Council Resolution 1244, the government announced.

Book Documents Culture Buildings Used as Balkan War Jails

Photographer Hrvoje Polan, writer Viktor Ivancic and journalist Nemanja Stjepanovic presented their new book 'Behind the Seven Camps: From Crimes of Culture to Culture of Crime', about the use of cultural buildings as wartime detention and killing sites, on Thursday evening at Zagreb's Gric cinema.

Croatian Declaration on Bosnian Croats' Rights Vexes Sarajevo

The Croatian parliament on Wednesday will discuss a declaration on the rights of Croats living in Bosnia and Herzegovina which calls for changes to Bosnia's constitution and electoral law which it claims will ensure equality for Croats in the country.

Dodik Quits High-Level Meeting Over Lack of Serb Flag

Milorad Dodik cancelled the talks on Tuesday after his demand that the flag of Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska be placed next to the Bosnian state flag in the meeting room was refused by the other two members of the country's tripartite presidency.

Dodik then demanded that the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina be removed if there was to be no Republika Srpska flag in the room.

Serbian PM meets with Slovakia's president, PM

Pellegrini, who had invited Brnabic to visit Bratislava, organized a ceremonial welcome in front of the building of the Slovakian government, the Serbian government announced.

After that, a tête-à-tête meeting of the two prime ministers was held, as well as a working lunch, organized by Pellegrini in honor of Brnabic.

Report Accuses Croatian Police of Abusing Migrants

A Human Rights Watch report published on Tuesday alleged that Croatian border police have been threatening, beating, insulting and extorting money and valuables from migrants and refugees, and pushing them back into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatia has denied the allegations against the police, according to the report.

PM again warns of humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo

Brnabic spoke after her meeting with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, and added that the region should return to where it was before Pristina's measures, the Serbian government said.