Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Defense Minister Todor Tagarev revealed that Bulgaria is contemplating involvement in fresh overseas operations given the current global situation. While specifics weren't disclosed, recent discussions have revolved around contributing to an international initiative safeguarding shipping in the Red Sea, although deploying a ship isn't an immediate consideration.
BELGRADE - Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are the two main CEFTA member states and their bilateral trade volume totalled 3.2 bln euros last year, Serbian Minister of Internal and External Trade Tomislav Momirovic said after a meeting with his Bosnian and Herzegovinian counterpart Stasa Kosarac on Monday.
A recent EU survey by YouGov and Datapraxis conducted across six member states highlights contrasting opinions on potential expansions. Support for Ukraine's accession emerges, but skepticism looms over Turkey and the Western Balkans. The findings impact upcoming decisions at the European Council summit regarding EU enlargement and budget allocation.
The Survey's Key Insights:
PALE - At a ceremony attended by Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina officials, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic on Friday opened a honorary consulate of the Republic of Serbia at Pale, East Sarajevo.
The honorary consulate will focus on further development of cooperation in the economy, culture and sports.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called on European Union leaders to refrain from making decisions on initiating negotiations for Ukraine's membership and withholding financial aid at next week's summit in Brussels. Orban's plea comes amidst the European Commission's proposal to consider Kyiv's readiness for negotiations, contingent on further obligations by March 2024.
BELGRADE - In the December 17 elections, Serbian expats will be able to vote at a record-high 81 polling stations in 35 countries around the world.
The majority of the polling stations abroad - 19 - will be in Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by Germany with six and Austria and Italy with five each.