Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Warning issued "due to risk of arrest and prosecution in Serbia"

"The warning is issued due to the risk of arrest and prosecution in the Republic of Serbia on war crimes charges, and on the basis of previous cases of arrest of Bosnia-Herzegovina's citizens against whom no proceedings are being conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina or charged by the country's judicial institutions with war crimes," officials from these institutions stated, as Radio Sarajevo rep

Merkel Bids Farewell to Balkans with Exhortation to Reform

Angela Merkel visited the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, the last stop on a brief farewell Balkan tour which saw the German chancellor encourage the countries in the region to push ahead with reforms to improve their chances of joining the European Union.

Merkel in the Balkans repeated the sentence from 2015

After leaving Belgrade, she arrived in Tirana, where she was welcomed by the Prime Minister of that country, Edi Rama.
Media in the region remind what Merkel said when she arrived in the Western Balkans in 2015.

Turkish foreign minister meets Balkan officials

Turkey's foreign minister on Sept. 13 separately met with the recently appointed high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Serbian president of the National Assembly.

In a Twitter post, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said: "Pleased to host Christian Schmidt, recently appointed High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina."

Ambassador of Serbia invited to an emergency meeting - he refused; Sarajevo answered

Djordjevic was invited for a conversation by the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, and the topic of the "emergency" meeting was to be the arrest of Edin Vranje, a BiH citizen who was arrested in Priboj on Sunday because the Serbian judiciary suspects him of war crimes in Gorazde.

Serbia Arrests Senior Bosnian Ex-Police Officer for War Crimes

A former senior Police Administration official in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Vranj was arrested in Serbia on Sunday on suspicion of committing war crimes against prisoners of war during the Bosnian conflict.

"The Balkans will miss Angela Merkel"

Handelsblatt writes that the region will still regret when Merkel retires.
"At the end of the mandate, the federal chancellor travels to the part of Europe that the West has neglected lately. Many are wondering if this is just a farewell tour - or does Merkel want more?", writes the analysis of the leading German agency dpa.

"Let us live"

Dodik reminded that the meeting will take place the day before the important visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Serbia, when important regional issues will probably be discussed.
He pointed out that he respects Germany, that it is the most powerful economy in the world, the most politically important and leading EU country, RTRS reports.

Bosnian Croats Mourn Civilian Victims of Grabovica Massacre

Mourners laid wreaths at a memorial to Croats killed during wartime and attended a Catholic mass on Thursday in Grabovica, near the town of Jablanica, to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the massacre in the village.

Vucic and Schmidt: "Irresponsible, dangerous"

Vui and Schmidt met at the "Mir" villa, and it is expected that the two officials will discuss the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and overcoming the crisis that arose after the BiH Parliament adopted the Law on Ban of Genocide Denial, after which the representatives of Republika Srpska decided not to participate in the work of joint institutions.

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