Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flooding Hits Several Parts of Bosnia

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.

Serbia's Bosniaks Urged to Scrap Serbian Surnames

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".

EU "must not forget about Balkans"

EU "must not forget about Balkans"

BRATISLAVA -- The EU must not forget about the Balkans because of the crisis in Ukraine, Slovakia's Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčak has said.

Ljajic: Tourism revenue at USD 2.5 billion

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.

Montenegro Stages First Merllnka Gay Festival

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

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."

Inzko Raises Bosnian Serb Residence Checks

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"

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."

Vucic: Time for trust, cooperation

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.

Alija Sirotanovic - Hero of Socialist Labor

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.

Ukraine Gas Stoppage Threatens Bulgaria, Bosnia

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.

Vučić on working visit to Sarajevo on Tuesday

Vučić on working visit to Sarajevo on Tuesday

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić will visit Sarajevo on Tuesday, where he will meet with officials of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Serbian PM's Bosnia Trip Will Highlight Economic Ties

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.

Serbia at Cannes Film Festival

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.

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