Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
PM decides not to attend WW1 event in Sarajevo
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has announced that Serbia and the Serb Republic (RS) will this year jointly mark June 28 - Vidovdan.
The religious holiday, St. Vitus Day, and the date itself, have had exceptional significance for Serbs through centuries.
BELGRADE – The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henry Bone said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.
BELGRADE - The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henri Bohnet said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.
A new report by Freedom House ranked Kosovo, Bosnia, Albania and Macedonia lowest in the Balkan region in terms of democratic standards.
Kosovo is rated the worst in the region, with a democracy score of 5.14 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 represents the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest.
The Mayor of the northeastern Bosnian town of Bijeljina, Mico Micic, has estimated the cost of flood damage to the town at around 200 million euro.
On Wednesday, he said the devastating floods in May damaged more than 11,000 sites, 7,000 to 8,000 of which were people's homes. Farmland was also destroyed.
"Vučić's visit to Sarajevo - visionary step"
BELGRADE -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić’s decision to go to Sarajevo for his first official visit was "a visionary step."
Davutoglu also announced that "the trilateral process" between Serbia, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina "would be resumed soon."
BELGRADE - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s decision to go on his first official visit to Sarajevo had been a visionary step, announcing that a trilateral process between Serbia, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) would be resumed soon.
SAO PAULO - The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) will donate USD 2 million for the repair of the football infrastructures in the flood-hit countries in the region.
BELGRADE - Members of the Hellenic Business Association of Serbia have so far provided RSD 20.955 million worth of aid for the victims of recent floods in Serbia, the Greek embassy in Serbia has said.
The President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, has accused Bosnia's mainly Bosniak and Croat Federation entity of seizing more donations for flood relief than it was entitled to.
Dodik said the issue of forming a solidarity fund at state level in Bosnia and Herzegovina had become stuck - and he rejected the idea of simply dividing the donations by half.