Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
RS leader supports "third, Croat entity" in Bosnia
ZAGREB -- Serb Republic (Republika Srpska, RS) President Milorad Dodik has said that Bosnia-Herzegovina "has no future except as a loose confederation."
Dodik also spoke in favor of the creation of a third, Croat entity in that country, noting that "Herzeg-Bosnia used to exist."
BELGRADE - Culture promotes development strategies, fights poverty and inequality, but it also promotes human dignity and human rights, said Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Ivan Tasovac at the UNESCO World Forum 'Culture, Creativity and Sustainable Development'.
The Centres of Civic Initiatives, CCI, a non-governmental organization which follows the work of governments, said in the new report that the Republika Srpska authorities' main problem was a lack of focus on the problems of citizens.
Bosnia has requested the extradition of war crimes suspect Krunoslav Bonic, who has been living openly in Australia even though an indictment against him was filed eight years ago.
General Branimir Glavas, currently serving a war crimes sentence in Bosnia, has been sent to Croatia to pursue his libel case against the mayor of Osijek, who called him a war profiteer.
Defense: No evidence of genocide
THE HAGUE -- Defense of Radovan Karadzic, the American Peter Robinson, had asked the court to dismiss the second charge of the indictment dealing with genocide.
BELGRADE - Director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Marko Djuric said during talks he had with representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday that the Serbian government appreciates the contribution the OSCE Mission in KiM was making to help normalize relations and improve the conditions of life in the province.
BELGRADE/GENEVA - Ivica Dacic, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, has conferred with Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in Geneva, and informed him about the position and problems of refugees from Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Serbia and of over 200,000 internally displaced persons from Kosovo-Metohija.
A database on the properties and assets of 160 politicians in Bosnia, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIN, in Sarajevo has drawn reactions from politicians and member of the public following its publication this week.
The database showed that the real estate holdings of many politicians have kept growing throughout their careers, this past year included.
GENEVA - Serbia is the country with the largest number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Europe, which is why it needs international assistance, Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said at the 65th session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva on Tuesday.