Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe. See more.

But serious analysis of the region's demographic decline, depopulation and the hollowing out of the labour force is harder to find. Possibly this is because governments have neither credible answers nor the resources available to change things.

BIRN Trains Journalists in Transitional Justice Reporting

The three-day training course on transitional justice reporting, organised by BIRN in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, started in the Serbian capital Belgrade on Monday.

Bosnian Entity to Revive Oil and Gas Quest

Energy giants Shell and Total have expressed interest before in exploring Bosnia's oil and gas deposits, but experts are doubtful about the potential.

Ratko Mladic’s Diary ‘Links Serbian Security Service to Arkan’

The prosecution at the trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday used excerpts from Ratko Mladic's war diary in an attempt to prove that the Serbian State Security Service, where the defendants were senior officials, sent paramilitary units from Serbia to Bosnia and Herzegovina in autumn 1995 and had control over

Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia Sign ‘Mini-Schengen’ Declaration

Leaders of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia have signed a so-called "mini-Schengen" deal, which, modelled on the passport-free zone of the EU, envisages free movement of people, goods, capital, and services between their three countries. Officials of the three countries said they expect all six countries of the Western Balkans to join the area soon.

"Pristina will lose. Everyone knows that, even they do"

"Everyone knows that, even they know it", Dacic underlined for "Politika" daily.
Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Foreign Affairs Minister Dacic hosted yesterday's briefing for diplomats attended by representatives of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Algeria, Angola, Korea, the Russian Federation...

Bosnia Awaits Nine ISIS Deportees From Syria Camps

Nine members of the terrorist organisation, the so-called Islamic State, ISIS, who have been on the Syrian front in the past, will soon be deported from US or Kurdish-run camps in northern Syria to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's Minister of Security, Dragan Mektic, confirmed to BIRN.

Serbian Bishops Protest Over Patriarch’s Award for President

Serbian Orthodox bishops have voiced concern for the image of the Church after their leader, Patriarch Irinej, on Tuesday handed President Aleksandar Vucic a prestigious award for the "great deeds" he had done for Serbia and Kosovo.

A group of 14 bishops said in a letter to the Patriarch sent the same evening that they feared the reputation of the Church might be tarnished.

TurkStream branch to Serbia to start in 2020

A connecting branch of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline will start next year to extend from Belgrade to the Republika Srpska, one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Minister of Energy and Mining of Republika Srpska Petar Djokic announced on Oct. 7 evening.

Belgrade-Sarajevo Highway ‘to Bring Serbia and Bosnia Closer’

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the three members of the Bosnian tripartite presidency attended a ceremony on Tuesday in Sremska Raca in north-west Serbia to mark the official start of construction work on the highway that will link Belgrade and Sarajevo.

Bosnian Prosecution Demands Higher Sentences for Terror Plotters

The Bosnian prosecution launched an appeal on Tuesday against the verdict sentencing Maksim Bozic to four years in prison and Edin Hastor to two-and-a-half years for planning terrorist attacks, calling on the state court's appeals chamber to raise their sentences.

Admitting Western Balkans is an EU priority

The enlargement of the European Union into the Western Balkans is one of his priorities, the EU's incoming foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Monday.

LIVE: "90 years ago King Aleksandar, now President Aleksandar"

During his visit, Erdogan will speak with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, take part on the Summit of Serbia, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and attend laying the cornerstone for the construction of the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway.
You will be able to follow all the details of the visit on the website in our live blog.