All News on Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

"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.

Serbia Launches New Holiday, Raises Concerns across Balkans

Serbia has celebrated a new national day of unity, amid concerns from neighbours in the western Balkans.

On Wednesday, Belgrade kicked off the holiday with a display of military power and calls for all Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag.

Merkel Bids Farewell to Balkans with Exhortation to Reform

Angela Merkel visited the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, the last stop on a brief farewell Balkan tour which saw the German chancellor encourage the countries in the region to push ahead with reforms to improve their chances of joining the European Union.

Ambassador of Serbia invited to an emergency meeting - he refused; Sarajevo answered

Djordjevic was invited for a conversation by the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, and the topic of the "emergency" meeting was to be the arrest of Edin Vranje, a BiH citizen who was arrested in Priboj on Sunday because the Serbian judiciary suspects him of war crimes in Gorazde.

"The Balkans will miss Angela Merkel"

Handelsblatt writes that the region will still regret when Merkel retires.
"At the end of the mandate, the federal chancellor travels to the part of Europe that the West has neglected lately. Many are wondering if this is just a farewell tour - or does Merkel want more?", writes the analysis of the leading German agency dpa.

Bosnian Woman Charged With Financing ISIL Terrorism

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed an indictment against Sena Hamzabegovic, charging her with having sent around 230,000 Bosnian marks (around 118,000 Euro) in several instalments to finance terrorist operations and activities by Bosnian citizens on the battlefields in Syria and Iraq.

Man arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina - worked for Al Qaeda PHOTO

Mulahusic lives in Luxembourg and was arrested on Saturday in Bosanski Brod when he tried to cross the BiH border and enter Croatia.
The border police handed him over to the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, from which they have now clarified that he is a person who is being investigated by several foreign security services.

Pahor holds bilateral meetings in Bled

Bled, 2 September – President Borut Pahor held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) on Thursday, including with High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. The pair talked about the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pahor’s office said.

Belgrade’s ‘Serbian World’ Fantasies Jeopardise Balkan Cooperation

For their part, Marusic and Haddad are decidedly optimistic about the project's significance, writing: "Coming on the heels of the breakthrough Prespa agreement between North Macedonia and Greece, initiatives like Open Balkan signal that something important, and indeed healthy, is happening on the ground: Local leaders are taking ownership of their fate and showing creativity."

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