All News on Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Germany gets the green light of the USA: As for Serbia...

According to Novosti, the new German government wants to put an end to the issue of Kosovo. Germany's strong diplomatic engagement also aims to push Russia out of the region, confirm Serbia's position as a key country in this area and speed up the path to the EU.

Media Freedom Remains Major Concern in Balkans, Watchdog Says

Reporters Without Borders' 2022 World Press Freedom Index, published on Tuesday, says that over the past year there has been a large increase in "polarisation amplified by information chaos" - a phenomenon that has also affected the troubled media environment in the Balkans.

Istanbul Mayor: Erdogan Won’t Win Next Presidential Race

According to opinion polls, Imamoglu would beat Erdogan, whose popularity has suffered as a result of a series of political and international crises, and mostly due to the grave economic crisis.

He is cautious about his own prospects. "The opposition parties will work very selectively to decide the best presidential candidate," Imamoglu said.

NY Times: Bulgaria has Supplied Weapons to Ukraine through an American Company

Bulgaria and five other countries sell Soviet weapons and ammunition to Ukraine through the US company Ultra Defense Corp., based in Tampa, Florida, according to an analysis by the New York Times. The company works with arms factories in Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which provide the so-called "non-standard ammunition".

Germany states: "New era"

Olaf Scholz called for accelerating the accession of the Western Balkans to the European Union, which has been blocked for years, mentioning a "new era" in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
At a joint press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to help advance the issue.

Federal Option Offers Bosnia Way Out of Quagmire

Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing its most serious crisis since the end of the armed conflict in 1995. Bosnian Croat parties are threatening to boycott the country's institutions due to the Bosniak parties' refusal to implement a 2016 Constitutional Court ruling.

EU answer to W Balkan issues, Pahor tells Munich conference

Munich – President Borut Pahor took part in a panel debate on the Western Balkans at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, arguing the EU enlargement process should be stepped up and offering the EU as the answer to all the issues troubling the region.

Pahor hods several bilateral meetings in Munich

Munich – President Borut Pahor held several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, focussing on the Ukraine crisis, including with his Finish and Montenegrin counterparts.

More Countries in the Red Zone for Entering Bulgaria (Full List)

As of Thursday, February 17, the list of countries by color zones is updated, according to which the order of entry into Bulgaria is determined.

The red zone will include France, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, the Maldives, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Japan and others.

Tonin and Wallace talk Ukraine, Western Balkans

Ljubljana – Defence Minister Matej Tonin and his British counterpart Ben Wallace met in Ljubljana on Wednesday to discuss mainly the developments in Ukraine and the situation in the Western Balkans. “A bad peace is better than a good war,” said Tonin, commenting on the former, as Wallace again called on Russia to maintain dialogue.

Would Turkey intervene militarily in Bosnia-Herzegovina? "A main obstacle is Russia"

Unlike in the 1990s, Turkey is now a geopolitically stronger force, intervening in Syria and Libya without anyone's permission, so its potential engagement in Bosnia-Herzegovina is possible.
Ankara already has military bases in Bosnia-Herzegovina and is in a stronger situation than it was in Syria or Libya.