Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Attending a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Brussels on Monday, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu welcomed the opportunity to discuss the Western Balkans, given the upward trend in their relationships with the EU.
The European Court of Human Rights is expected to hear a case involving elections in the southwest city of Mostar, where political disputes have prevented local elections from being held for a decade.
Irma Baralija, a politic activist and professor of sociology and philosophy in Mostar, has sued Bosnia for discrimination over the town's inability to stage local elections since 2008.
Three former High Represenatives to Bosnia, Carl Bildt, Paddy Ashdown, and Christian Schwarz-Schilling, expressed their concern in an open letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday over Croatian attempts to dispute the legitimacy of the election of Zeljko Komsic as the Bosnian Croat member of the state's tripartite presidency.
According to the agency, the only ones who are happy are vendors of air purifiers.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on the list of the ten most polluted cities in Europe, five are in the Balkans, and they are Bosnia-Herzegovina), Pljevlja (Montenegro) and Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola (Macedonia).
NATO ministers meeting on Tuesday in Brussels called on Bosnia to submit its first annual national program, after agreeing to start implementing its Membership Action Plan, MAP, which was first offered years ago.
The programme of advice, assistance and practical support is designed for countries wishing to join the Atlantic alliance.
Cvijanovic told Vucic that Serbia was and will be the support for the RS, and that it will have a good collaborator in it.
The Serbian president said that this was "the most beautiful thing that can be heard and something our people want to hear."
The president congratulated Cvijanovic on getting elected, and wished her great success in her future work in that office.
Kosovo police on Tuesday stopped the players and management of Serbian basketball club Partizan from entering the country, where they planned to support Kosovo Serbs protesting against Pristina's recent tax hike on Serbian imports.
Serbian media reported that Partizan were planning to play a friendly match with Trepca basketball club from the mostly-Serb area of northern Kosovo.