Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Four Balkan States Agree to Reduce Roaming Fees to EU Level

Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia have agreed on a gradual decrease of roaming charges for mobile communications.

The four countries will also demand from Brussels to consider changes to roaming prices for their citizens visiting the union, BGNES wire service quotes Serbia's Trade Minister Rasim Ljajic as saying.

'Joy of Europe' begins on October 2

BELGRADE - Belgrade will become a place of joy and creativity that children from across the globe will share with their peers and adults as part of the event titled "Joy of Europe" from October 2-5.

This year's event will be 45th in a row, and will start off with a carnival, meaning that participants will stage a walk through Belgrade's pedestrian zone.

Deal on reduction of roaming fees signed

Deal on reduction of roaming fees signed

BUDVA -- Rasim Ljajic signed an agreement on the reduction of roaming charges with the relevant ministers of Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and Macedonia.

Balkan States to Cut Mobile Roaming Charges

The telecommunications ministers of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia signed an agreement in the Montenegrin town of Budva on Monday to limit sky-high roaming charges in the region by reducing the fees in phases over the next three years.  

Bosnians Say Farewell to Sulejman Tihic

Bosnians said goodbye to Sulejman Tihic, late president the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, who died last week in Sarajevo, at services in his hometown of Samac and in Sarajevo on Saturday.

Several thousand people attended the burial service in Samac, northern Bosnia, including politicians, former party colleagues and supporters.


NGO Report Gives Bosnia Govt Low Marks

The Center of Civil Initiatives, CCI, a Bosnian NGO, in a Friday report said Bosnia's state-level government and parliament were performing worse than ever - twice as badly as  in the government's previous term.


Agreement on cutting roaming charges to be signed Monday

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic will on Monday in Budva, Montenegro, sign an agreement on cutting roaming charges in regional public mobile networks.

The agreement will be signed by the ministers of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Albania.

EU: EUR 1.5 billion for Serbia

BRUSSELS - Serbia can count on more than EUR 1.5 billion from the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) over the next 6 years, the European Commission said on Friday.

Bosnians Pay Tribute as Sulejman Tihic Dies

Sulejman Tihic, president of Bosnia's largest Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, died on September 25 in Sarajevo after a years-long fight with cancer.

Bosnia Federation 'Wasted' Four Years, Report Says

The Centers of Civil Initiatives, CCI, a non-governmental organization that monitors the work of governments, in a report on Wednesday on the work of the Federation entity in Bosnia, said most of its time was wasted in a series of crises.

China as special guest of International Belgrade Book Fair

BELGRADE - The 59th International Belgrade Book Fair will be held at the Belgrade Fair from October 26 to November 2 under the motto 'It's time for a book', and this year's special guest will be the People's Republic of China.

Low birth rate, migrations to put Serbian economy at risk

BELGRADE - A decline in the number of babies and economic migrations will cause irreparable damage to the Serbian economy and society as a whole in less than 20 years, show analyses by the Business Support Network.

Fuele,Mogherini confer with Western Balkan foreign ministers

NEW YORK - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic participated in the meeting of foreign ministers from Western Balkan countries with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele and future European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on the margins of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York.

Macedonia at Bottom of Regional Wage Table

A report on average wages in former Yugoslavia countries and Albania, compiled by Anadolu news agency, says Slovenes earn most in the region per month, with average wages of 1,002 euro.

This comes as no surprise, as the country has been a member of the EU for almost 10 years and was the wealthiest republic in Yugoslavia.

Bosnia Leaders Trade Accusations with US Diplomats

The Bosnian Foreign Minister and Social Democratic Party leader, Zlatko Lagumdzija, met the Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy, Nicholas Hill, on September 23, to rebut charges of neglect and corruption contained in a recent blog post by two senior US officials.