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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.

Bosnian State Profits from Emigrants Renouncing Citizenship

According to the draft budget for the coming year, which was discussed by Bosnia and Herzegovina's Council of Ministers on Tuesday, state institutions will earn between 1.2 and 1.4 million Bosnian marks (between 600,000 and 700,000 euros) in payments for renouncing citizenship in 2019.

Bulgaria facing "serious demographic problem"

Dimitrova said that Bulgaria is one of the countries with a serious demographic problem.

In the current year, 60,000 less children are expected to be born at the national level, which represents a new negative demographic record for Bulgaria.

In the period from January 1 to December 1, 2017, 58,000 children were born, and 53,543 in 2018.

Protesters Pile More Pressure on Serbian President

For the fourth Saturday in the row, anti-government protesters gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade to raise their voice against political violence, thus demanding resignations of officials as well.

Columns of people marched near or past most of the major institutions, including parliament, government buildings, but also the public broadcaster, RTS.

Videos 'Prove' Croatia Forcibly Expelling Migrants, Watchdog Says

Border Violence Monitoring, BVM, a watchdog organization in Croatia, on Sunday published video material of police expelling migrants and refugees across the Croatia-Bosnia border.

It said it received an anonymous message on 20 November, containing the video footage from the area.

Report Accuses Croatian Police of Abusing Migrants

A Human Rights Watch report published on Tuesday alleged that Croatian border police have been threatening, beating, insulting and extorting money and valuables from migrants and refugees, and pushing them back into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatia has denied the allegations against the police, according to the report.

EU foreign policy chief tells Thaci tax needs to be revoked

Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and Thaci "reviewed the latest developments in the context of the EU facilitated Dialogue for normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia."

Bosnia MP Challenged Over Change in Ethnic Status

While Bosnia awaits the formation of governments at entity and state level, an attempt by a new MP to change his ethnic status has highlighted a strange loophole in Bosnian law and politics.

Bosnian Serbs Slash Funds For Muslim, Catholic, Charities

The Muslim charity Merhamet, as well as Caritas Banja Luka, the Catholic relief organisation, will receive far less funding in 2019, according to the draft version of the Republika Srpska budget.

Bosnia Courts Struggle to Address Rise in People Smuggling

Bosnian courts have done little to address the problem of people-smuggling, which is believed to be growing, as thousands of people attempt to cross from the non-EU Bosnia into EU-member Croatia.

86,000 Bosnians Give Up Citizenship for Foreign Passports

From 1996 to 2018, a total of 86,755 people renounced their Bosnian citizenship - more than the population of the town of Brcko in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina - according to data that BIRN has obtained from the country's annual migration profile.

Low Crime Rate Among Migrants in Bosnia, Data Reveals

The increasing number of migrants and refugees entering Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 has raised concerns about security, especially in towns near the border with EU member state Croatia, but official data shows that they have not committed large numbers of criminal offences.

Migrants in Bosnia 'Taking Wrong Path': EU Official

Johannes Peterlik, the EU's Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs, told media in Sarajevo on Thursday that migrants and refugees currently in Bosnia must be told that they are trying to take the wrong path to the EU.

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