All News on Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Presidency Fails to Break NATO, Govt Deadlock

Bosniak Sefik Dzaferovic (R) and Croat Zeljko Komsic (2-R), members of the presidency. EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR

The presidency - comprising a Bosniak, Serb and Croat - was unable to agree the agenda for Tuesday's session and so postponed the meeting and a decision on appointing a prime minister, or the chair of the Council of Ministers.

Dodik Threatens Drastic Action Over Bosnian Govt Delays

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has threatened to torpedo a number of major achieved reforms in the country, including the formation of joint armed forces and a state court and police agency, unless a state-level government is formed soon.

Kosovo Government: Kosovo had never impeded the dialogue with Serbia

They said that they are prepared to sit down at the table to find a final, legally binding agreement within existing borders, which leads to mutual recognition.
Commenting on the request of the Quint countries for the resumption of dialogue, a statement from the outgoing prime minister's cabinet said for Radio Free Europe that "no conditions should be set on that process".

Week in Review: Breakthroughs and False Starts

Breakthrough?

In a move that surprised many, Bosnia's three most powerful political leaders - Bakir Izetbegovic, Milorad Dodik and Dragan Covic - announced a landmark deal to form a government at the central state level. The announcement comes ten months after elections were held.

Bosnian Deal on New Govt Leaves Key Issues Unsolved

Without a consensus on the key point of NATO, experts and opposition politicians in Bosnia says this week's 'landmark' deal on forming a new state government is worth very little.

PM’s Dual Role as Speaker Draws Criticism in Bosnia

Political observers and ethnic Croat parties in Bosnia have criticised the fact that the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the de facto state government, Denis Zvizdic, is to take over as speaker of the House of Representatives in the state parliament as well.

Croatia President Denies Insulting Bosnia in Israel

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on a three-day visit to Israel, on Wednesday denied calling neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina an unstable country taken over by militant Islam and connected to Iran - remarks reported in a Jerusalem Post article that sparked hostile reactions in Bosnia and Herzegovina - and which the newspaper has since deleted.

Aluminij’s Executioners Must Face Justice in Bosnia

This situation is even more remarkable given even a cursory glance at global aluminum prices. While aluminum prices have not fully recovered from their peak just before the 2008 financial crisis, they have returned to their price point in the early 2000s - which is higher than what the metal was trading for during most of the 1980s and 1990s.

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