All News on Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Turks in Sarajevo Celebrate Erdogan Poll Win

Dozens of Turks and Bosnians celebrated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s local elections by gathering to celebrate in Ilidza in Sarajevo and driving through the city honking their car horns and waving AK (Justice and Development) Party flags alongside those of Turkey and Bosnia.

Angelina Jolie Hails Bosnia War Rape Initiative

The Hollywood star addressed a conference in Sarajevo on wartime sexual violence, saying that peacekeeping troops needed better training to help prevent rape in conflict zones.

Tuzla Gets New Govt After Mass Protests

Tuzla Canton is the first in Bosnia and Herzegovina to get a new government since the mass protests that started in February forced four of the Federation entity's ten cantonal governments to resign.

Members of Tuzla Canton's new government held their first meeting on March 27 after the cantonal assembly confirmed their posts the night before.

Bosnia's NATO Hopes 'Depend on Serbia'

Bosnia's path to NATO membership is complicated by neighbouring Serbia's unclear attitude towards the alliance, a conference held on March 25 in Sarajevo by the Atlantic Initiative heard.

Dodik: Strong Serbia is key to Republika Srpska's existence

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Saturday that a powerful Serbia was crucial for the existence of Republika Srpska (RS) within Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Serbia got "a powerful government and institutions" after the snap parliamentary poll, Dodik told a joint news conference after a meeting with Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.

Dzakula: Removal of refugee status is ethnic cleansing

ZAGREB - The Serbian Democratic Forum (SDF) accused on Friday the Croatian government that its announcement that it would remove the refugee status from the people who fled Croatia during the 1990s war was intended to stop the return of Serb refugees and complete the ethnic cleansing.

Kosovo is our Jerusalem, minister tells Israeli daily

Kosovo is our Jerusalem, minister tells Israeli daily

JERUSALEM -- Aleksandar Vulin, minister in charge of Kosovo in Serbia's caretaker government, has said that Kosovo has both economic and strategic significance for Serbia.

But above all, he told the Jerusalem Post in an interview given ahead of last weekend's elections, it is "the soul of the Serb people."

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

BELGRADE -- Serbia did not take a stand on EU's sanctions imposed against officials of the ousted authorities in Ukraine "because the government is in a technical mandate."

The caretaker government "cannot comment on such situations," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Beta on Thursday.

Bosnia Serb Opposition Unites Against Dodik

Three opposition parties in Republika Srpska, one of two entities in Bosnia, on March 19 said they were uniting into one bloc - and would talk to other interested parties prior to the elections.

SNS victory in Serbia "encouragement for region"

SNS victory in Serbia "encouragement for region"

SARAJEVO -- Bosnian FM Zlatko Lagumdžija says the landslide victory of Aleksandar Vučić’s SNS is "a great encouragement for the region."

Lagumdžija said that Vučić claimed victory insisting on justice and work, and his foreign policy priorities are joining the European Union and regional cooperation.

Defence Denies Mladic Had Genocidal Ambitions

Ratko Mladic's defence says the former Bosnian Serb Army commander 'did not give any orders for any crimes' during the war in Bosnia.

"Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo was illegal"

"Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo was illegal"

BANJA LUKA -- President of the Serb Republic, RS, Milorad Dodik stated in Banja Luka that "no parallels can be drawn between the situation in Kosovo and that in Crimea."

Dodik: Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo illegal

BANJA LUKA - Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik stated in Banja Luka that no parallels can be drawn between the situation in Kosovo and that in Crimea as Kosovo illegitimately declared independence and violated the UN Charter and the UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

Serbia respects Bosnia's territorial integrity

SARAJEVO - Head of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic has said that Serbia respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is prepared to hold joint meetings of the two countries' governments.

Bosnian Serbs Welcome Vucic’s Election Triumph

Serb leaders in Bosnia praised Serbia’s “fair and democratic” parliamentary polls while some analysts said that a Europe-oriented Belgrade government would be good for its neighbour state.