Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Urged To Resolve Residence Rules

The EU delegation to Bosnia, the US embassy and the Office of the High Representative. OHR, have voiced concern about the politicization of the issue of residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Victory Day, Europe Day marked

Victory Day, Europe Day marked

BELGRADE -- The marking of Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II started late on Thursday with a ceremonial artillery salute fired from the Belgrade Fortress.

Ruzic best regional politician in EU integration sphere

BELGRADE - The Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) European Movement named Serbian former minister in charge of the EU integration process Branko Ruzic the best regional politician in the EU integration sphere.

Ruzic was presented with the recognition at a ceremony organized by the BiH European Movement on Wednesday marking Europe Day dubbed “It is time for Europe and regional cooperation”.

Serbian Leader to Visit Bosnia in May

Nebojsa Radmanovic, the Serbian member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Serbia's newly appointed Prime Minister will visit Sarajevo at the invitation of the head of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vjekoslav Bevanda.

Radmanovic said the Serbian leader would be welcome in Bosnia, and that his visit should not be marked by controversy.

Bosnia Federation Adopts Anti-Corruption Laws

Lawmakers in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of Bosnia's two entities, on May 6 adopted changes to laws on dealing with corruption.

The changes to the Law on Courts and the Law on Criminal Procedure, Corruption and Organized Crime allow for the creation of special units tasked with pursuing and trying perpetrators of organized crime and corruption.

Young Jobless Albanians Abandon Hope of Work

An online survey carried between June and April 2014, including 7,555 respondents from across Southeast Europe, show Albania has the lowest number of unemployed young people actually seeking a job.

Only 36 per cent of the respondents in Albania said they were actively seeking employment, followed by Macedonia and Montenegro, where the figures were 38 and 39 per cent.

Cash-Strapped Balkan States Miss Eurovision

The semi-finals of the Eurovision, which started on Tuesday in Denmark, will include only six participants from the Balkan region - Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Greece.

Viewers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey will only watch Eurovision from their TV sets.

Make All War Crimes Trials Public, Bosnia Urged

All war crimes trials must be public, as well as the full names of the perpetrators, while the current practice of ‘anonymisation’ of suspects should end, a conference in Sarajevo heard.

IMF Cash Delay Threatens Bosnian Budgets

Nermin Niksic, Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of Bosnia's two entities, on May 5 warned that the entity budget faced a crisis due to the cancellation of an expected tranche of IMF money.

The IMF representative to Bosnia, Ruben Ayotan, blamed Bosnia's failure to adopt key laws for the blockage of the cash.

EU requests from Vucic to impose sanctions to Russia

EU requests from Vucic to impose sanctions to Russia

The EU enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuehle has come to offer support to new Serbian Government on its path to the EU and to conducting announced economic reforms. But not for that only…

Eurovision Song Contest Kicks Off without Bulgarian Entry

The international song contest Eurovision 2014 starts Sunday evening in Copenhagen without Bulgaria's participation.

The official opening ceremony is to be held in City Hall Square in Copenhagen.

Commemoration for JNA soldiers killed in Dobrovoljacka

EASTERN SARAJEVO - Serbs from Republika Srpska (RS) commemorated on Saturday the death of 42 soldiers of the former Yugoslav Army (JNA) who were killed in the Dobrovoljacka street in Sarajevo 22 years ago, and at the same time, former members of the so called Green Berets gathered at the same location, but they dispersed without incident.

Memorial service on 19th anniversary of Operation Flash

BELGRADE - A memorial service held at the Church of St. Mark in Belgrade on Thursday marked 19 years since the Croatian military Operation Flash, launched against ethnic Serbs in western Slavonia on May 1 and 2, 1995, which resulted in the death of 283 Serbs, including 57 women and nine children.

Serbia safe country of origin, asylum requests "groundless"

Serbia safe country of origin, asylum requests "groundless"

BERLIN -- The German government adopted on Wednesday an asylum bill that declares Serbia a safe country of origin.

This makes asylum requests by Serbian citizens groundless in principle and shortening the procedure of repatriating asylum-seekers.

Former Pope's Statue Unveiled in Bosnian Capital

As a gesture of gratitude to former Pope John Paul II, recently procaimed a saint, a statue of the Catholic leader was unveiled in Sarajevo on April 30 to the delight of Bosnian Catholics and many other interested citizens in the mainly Muslim city.

The statue, made from a type of alumimium, represents the former Pontiff in an attitude of prayer.

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