Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

US tells Dodik: "You have no right to secede"

That is the message from the US Embassy regarding the statement of the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina that official Banja Luka will ask for the rejection of all decisions imposed by the High Representative.

Ursula von der Leyen Sets off for BalkanTour

Ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit on 6 October, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will be in the Western Balkans between Tuesday and Thursday, to visit Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, EC Press service reported.

Zorčič calls for clarity in EU enlargement to W Balkans

Brdo pri Kranju – Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič hosted a meeting of parliamentary speakers from the Western Balkans on Monday, saying that the EU must give the region a clear signal on when it could expect EU accession. The speakers of the Serbian and Montenegrin parliaments also called for more clarity regarding the EU enlargement.

Slovenia donates over 100,000 vaccine doses to Bosnia

Ljubljana – The government has approved a donation of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 for Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The donation was approved at a correspondence session last night with the Health Ministry announcing the donation is meant as Slovenia’s humanitarian aid to Bosnia-Herzegovina in coping with the pandemic.

Schmidt on Dodik's claims: "I'm here. Things are very clear"

He pointed out that it was "very clear" that he was appointed by the international community.
"I am in the service, I am here, I live here. I call on everyone to take arguments into account, not just their understanding of the world," Schmidt told HTV in Zagreb on Tuesday, where he had previously talked with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovi.

Slovenia generated almost 9% less waste last year y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenia generated less waste in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the Statistics Office. Less waste was generated in economic activities, while municipal waste from households and the healthcare sector increased, especially waste that requires special collection and disposal treatment to prevent infection, due to Covid-19.

Hate, Lies and Vigilantes: Serbian ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ Brigade Plays With Fire

He was tall and athletic, with close-cropped hair and a black leather jacket. Back in his twenties, he played professional basketball for clubs in Bosnia and Switzerland until, he says, the crisis hit and the money ran out. Now in his early thirties, he has his own business, cleaning and maintaining the facades of Belgrade's skyscrapers.

"This is just the beginning. Lajčák doesn't understand, and that leads to war"

According to this analyst, reciprocity is dangerous and not a policy of normalization, which, unfortunately, is not understood by the EU special envoy for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Miroslav Lajk.
He told Kosovo online that wherever the policy of reciprocity was pursued in Europe, it ended in wars.

Slovenian police join campaign against online child abuse

Ljubljana – The Slovenian police have teamed up with Europol and police forces from the Western Balkans for a campaign against online abuse of children and youths in the region, which starts this week.

"Anti-Serbism - a new 'trend' in the region"

Yesterday's meeting between Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and Croatian President Zoran Milanovic was described by Milivojevic as an attempt by the two presidents to achieve their political goals on the Serbian issue in the region.

EU Scoffs at Balkan Mini Schengen

The EU administration assessed negatively the initiative "Mini Schengen", also known as "Open Balkan", of the leaders of North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania and believes that it undermines the region's European integration.

Bulgarians, Don't Be Idiots of Europe - Angel Kunchev

"If we continue to behave like the idiots of Europe, we will deal a terrible blow to our economy and tourism," said Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev, who proposes restrictive measures against COVID-19 in the country.

Bosnian Serb War Criminal Sent Back to Hague Custody from Denmark

The UN's Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague has said that Radoslav Brdjanin, who is serving a 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been sent back to the UN Detention Unit from prison in Denmark.