Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Haradinaj "could put suspending taxes on govt. agenda"

This was published by Pristina-based Koha.

"Haradinaj has, according to the valid rules, constitutional powers and law, so far addressed all issues on the agenda and will continue to deal with all issues related to the agenda," Doneta Gashi, Haradinaj political adviser, told the newspaper.

"Not time for protests, talks with Kosovo more important"

The head of the NGO said that now is not the moment because the finalization of negotiations with Pristina, which should be completed as soon as possible, is in the interest of the security of the whole region and should currently have priority.

Wine Heroes of New Europe

One of main objectives of 2019 Grand VINART Tasting, taking place 1 - 2nd of March, is to present the potential, variety and quality of wines from New Europe. In the wine world, it unites, in addition to Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia.

Western Diplomats Criticise Bosnian Serb Srebrenica Commission

The US embassy in Sarajevo and Bosnia’s peace overseer criticised Bosnian Serb officials’ decision to establish a commission to probe crimes committed in Srebrenica during the war, which Bosniaks claim is a bid to rewrite history.

UNSC united on issue of Pristina's taxes; Pristina: charade

During the debate, held in spite of the previous opposition by a number of members of the UN Security Council, Pristina institutions were unanimously called on to abolish taxes increased by 100 percent last November on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnian Serbs Appoint Israeli to Head Srebrenica Commission

Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska has appointed Israeli historian and Holocaust researcher Gideon Greif to head its controversial commission probing crimes committed in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war.

Fugitive Father of Dead Bosnian Student Gives Dramatic TV Statement

In his first television appearance on Wednesday evening since he went into hiding on December 30, Davor Dragicevic accused the authorities in Republika Srpska of seeking to kill him, after daily protests over the death of his 21-year-old son sparked widespread public anger in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity.

Freedom House Report Downgrades Serbia to 'Partly Free'

Serbia was one of the countries with the biggest declines in its democracy score, alongside Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela, in this year's edition of Freedom House's annual 'Freedom in the World' report, which was published on Tuesday.

1992 Srebrenica Murder Defendant Dies in Bosnia

Former Bosniak Territorial Defence fighter Izet Arifovic, who was being tried for murdering three Serb civilians in the Srebrenica and Bratunac areas of Bosnia in 1992, has died.

BSMEPA Initiates a Meeting of Partner Organizations from the Western Balkans

A meeting took place in BSMEPA between Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director and HE Mr. Massato Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria, Mr. Hidea Kobayashi, Coordinator of the JICA project for the Western Balkans and Ms. Aoi Yamagishi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.

Works on highway connecting Serbia and RS begin in June

President Aleksandar Vucic announced this on Thursday in Belgrade, and voiced the hope that construction would begin by mid-June or at the end of the month, Beta agency reported.

Hardinaj won't let go of taxes; now "system collapse" begins

The decision to increase by 100 percent fees on goods from central Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina was made by Pristina in November, leading to a standstill in the EU-mediated Kosovo dialogue, as Belgrade is demanding the abandoning of this measure before the negotiations could continue.