Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Constant rain over the last few days has left many areas in Bosnia flooded, damaging homes, bridges and agricultural land. Forecasts say the bad weather will continue until next week.
Flooding was worst in Sarajevo and Tuzla regions, as well as in central Bosnia, in Gorazde in the east and Bijeljina in the northeast.
Esad Dzudzevic, acting head of the Bosniak National Council, BNV, in Serbia, said the council will urge members of the Bosniak [Muslim] community in Serbia to remove Serbian-sounding endings to their last names, such as "vic" and "ic".
BELGRADE - The total revenue from tourism in Serbia in 2013 was USD 2.5 billion, with the foreign currency revenue at EUR 800 million, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic said on Wednesday, adding that the data proved the vitality of that industry despite the economic crisis.
The Merlinka festival, which has been organized in two other countries in the region since 2009, is running this year for the first time in Montenegro.
The festival is always held on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, which is marked all around the world.
Serbian PM satisfied with visit to Sarajevo
SARAJEVO -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said he was very pleased about the results of his visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday.
He stressed that the talks saw "far fewer political statements than some earlier meetings and dealt more with concrete topics."
Bosnian justice minister Barisa Colak admitted that the country had not gone far enough to meet its goals in prosecuting people suspected of crimes committed during the 1992-95 conflict.
Prior to presenting his latest report in the US, the High Representative to Bosnia, Valentin Inzko, raised the issue of new rules on checking residence in Republika Srpska, one Bosnia's two entities.
PM visits Bosnia, calls for "trust and cooperation"
SARAJEVO -- Aleksandar Vučić said he was in Sarajevo as a friend and a representative of a country that respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia and of the RS.
The Serbian prime minister said on Tuesday that his was a country "that wants to build trust and incomparably better relations."
SARAJEVO - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday that he is visiting Sarajevo as a friend, a representative of a country that respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Republika Srpska - and a country that wants to build trust and incomparably better relations.
SARAJEVO - Today marks 24 years since the death of Alija Sirotanovic, the most famous Yugoslav miner and Hero of Socialist Labor, who was pictured on the 20,000 Yugoslav dinar banknote.
Pavel Zavalny, who heads the organisation, told a EU-Russia gas forum in Brussels this week that Bosnia and Bulgaria will face energy difficulties if Russia stops the flow of gas to Ukraine, citing unpaid bills.
Two weeks after Vucic took office as Prime Minister on April 27, he will pay a one-day visit to Sarajevo on Tuesday where he is due to meet Vjekoslav Bevanda, head of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and members of the country's Presidency.
Ahead of the trip, Vucic cited three reasons why he had chosen Bosnia for his first official visit abroad.
BELGRADE - Serbia will be presented by the movie entitled Leto bez meseca (Moonless Summer) directed by Stefan Ivancic in the official selections of this year's Cannes Festival.
The movie was produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Belgrade-based Non-Aligned Films and it will be displayed as part of Cinefondation program on May 21.