Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnians Drag Govt's Moon Plans Down to Earth

Bosnia and Herzegovina may not yet control its own skies, but that has not stopped its government, the Council of Ministers, on Wednesday from discussing exploration of the universe, including the Moon and other celestial bodies.

Import Tax Could Topple Kosovo Govt, Speaker Warns

Sharp disagreements among Kosovo officials over whether the import tax of 100 per cent on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina should be revoked have fresh sparked warnings that the government could fall and be forced to hold snap elections.

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is not budging from his stance that the tax will only be scrapped when Serbia recognises Kosovo.

"Trump says suspend taxes on Serbian goods; US matters more"

The fees in question, increased by Pristina by 100 percent last November, target goods from central Serbia and from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the measure has brought the EU-mediated Kosovo dialogue to a standstill, as Belgrade insist on the removal of this trade barrier.

Kosovo Considering 120-day Suspension of Tax

 Speaker of Kosovo Parliament and chairman of Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Kadri Veseli said the 100 percent tax imposed by Government on all imported goods from Serbia and Bosnia will not be revoked, but it may be suspended temporarily under some conditions as a good will sign towards the US and European Union, Gazeta Express reported.

Is Kosovo government about to collapse?

This scenario is realistic, explained Haradinaj, because the Democratic Party of Kosovo, led by Kadri Veseli, who is also the president of the Assembly, could leave the government.

Haradinaj told the website that he was "not afraid of elections that would occur in that case," adding that his coalition partner Veseli "could take steps to leave the government."

Slain Bosnian's Parents Want Body Moved to Austria

The parents of the killed Bosnian youngster whose death has shaken the country want his remains exhumed from Banja Luka, in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, so they can bury them in Austria.

Bosnia's OHR Condemns Push to Rename Republika Srpska

The OHR, the international institution overseeing peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Thursday condemned an initiative by the leading Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, to challenge the name of the country's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska .

Bosnia State Court Charges Suspected Terrorist Fighter

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged Munib Ahmetspahic - who was previously acquitted of having a role in the 2011 attack on the US embassy in Bosnia - with membership of a terrorist formation in Syria.

Albania, Macedonia, Profit from Kosovo's Tariff War

After Kosovo imposed a tax of 100 per cent on Serbian and Bosnian imports, citing their attitude of hostility, Kosovo appears to be replacing imports from Serbia with those from other countries in the region.

Kosovo Customs says Albania and Macedonia have benefitted most since the tariff was imposed.

Bosnia Appoints First Female Chief State Prosecutor

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council has elected Gordana Tadic as the new chief state prosecutor, making her the first woman in the country’s history to hold the position.

Bosniak Party to Challenge Serb Entity's Name

The largest Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, will start legal proceedings before the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, challenging the name of the Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, the SDA announced on Wednesday.

Taxes could remain forever, Haradinaj says; Vucic reacts

After a government session, he told reporters that he was "willing to listen to suggestions and appeals from the United States and the European Union to lift the new customs fee, but it is clear that such a decision can't be made at this point," Beta reported.

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.

Fascist WW2-era flag shown on Croatian state TV

The flag made an appearance during the sports segment of HRT's main news program.

The Ustasha regime was in power in the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - a WW2 Nazi-allied entity that set up and operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, including in Jasenovac.