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"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.

Bulgaria will Finally give Vaccines against COVID-19 to North Macedonia

After former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke about donating vaccines against COVID-19 in March and April, and the caretaker government continued talking in June decided on the donation in August, in September the procedure was completed by the Bulgarian institutions by a decision of the National Assembly on Wednesday (September 8).

Bosnian Woman Charged With Financing ISIL Terrorism

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed an indictment against Sena Hamzabegovic, charging her with having sent around 230,000 Bosnian marks (around 118,000 Euro) in several instalments to finance terrorist operations and activities by Bosnian citizens on the battlefields in Syria and Iraq.

Serbian Security Chiefs Appeal Conviction for Aiding War Crimes

Lawyers for former Serbian State Security Service officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic appealed on Monday against the verdict in June which sentenced them both to 12 years in prison for aiding and abetting crimes war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

Bosnian Croat Ex-Leader’s Jail Letter Expresses Regret for Crimes

Milivoj Petkovic has written a letter to the president of the UN's Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague from prison in Belgium saying that he accepts his 20-year sentence and expresses regret for the crimes committed against Bosniaks during the war.

Bosnia Upholds Serb Ex-Soldier’s Sentence for Killing Civilians

Boro Milojica's defence lawyer Ranko Dakic told BIRN that an appeal to reduce the former Bosnian Serb Army soldier's 20-year sentence has been rejected by the appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court.

Man arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina - worked for Al Qaeda PHOTO

Mulahusic lives in Luxembourg and was arrested on Saturday in Bosanski Brod when he tried to cross the BiH border and enter Croatia.
The border police handed him over to the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, from which they have now clarified that he is a person who is being investigated by several foreign security services.

CNSU updates list of countries with high epidemiological risk

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries with high epidemiological risk. According to CNSU, Serbia, Estonia, Albania, Tunisia, Mauritius, Jamaica, Lebanon, Palestine, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and Brunei Darussalam have entered the red zone.

Pahor holds bilateral meetings in Bled

Bled, 2 September – President Borut Pahor held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) on Thursday, including with High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. The pair talked about the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pahor’s office said.

Belgrade’s ‘Serbian World’ Fantasies Jeopardise Balkan Cooperation

For their part, Marusic and Haddad are decidedly optimistic about the project's significance, writing: "Coming on the heels of the breakthrough Prespa agreement between North Macedonia and Greece, initiatives like Open Balkan signal that something important, and indeed healthy, is happening on the ground: Local leaders are taking ownership of their fate and showing creativity."

Vučić: "It would be disastrous. That will not happen"

As a reminder, Dzaferovic called on the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Christian Schmidt, to raise the issue of removing the Serbian member Milorad Dodik. President of Serbia pointed out that that would be a dangerous precedent.

Turkey, Serbia working on passport-free travel, says minister

Turkey's foreign minister on Aug. 31 announced that his country is working with Serbia on passport-free travel for citizens of both countries.

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Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu's remarks came after a joint news conference with his counterpart Nikola Selakovic in the Serbian capital Belgrade.

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