Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic conferred with Republika Srpska (RS) Minister of Labour and Veteran Affairs Petar Djokic on Wednesday, and during the meeting, they discussed the preparations for the forthcoming joint session of the two governments due to take place in Belgrade on September 20.
Religious institutions are trying to distance themselves from politics during the campaign for next month's general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina - but faith still plays a role in determining voting patterns, analysts told Balkan Insight.
BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member Nebojsa Radmanovic on Monday said that they are satisfied with the very good relations between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - in particular between Serbia and Republika Srpska, pursuant to the Agreement on Special Relations - and expressed the wish that those relations be enhanced further to improve
Serbs in Bosnia "closely watching" Scottish referendum
Bosnian Serbs are "closely watching Scotland's independence referendum," the French agency AFP is reporting on Monday.
According to this, they are hoping that if Scots vote to break away from Britain "it would set a precedent that could boost their own chances of proclaiming a separate state."
Alex Rondos, a former adviser to one-term socialist prime minister George Papandreou, was released on a 50,000-euro bail payment on Friday after testifying before an investigating magistrate in connection with allegations of misuse of millions of euros in public funds by a non-government organization called the International Mine Initiative (IMI).
Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska, has denied claims that he planned to declare the independence from Bosnia of the mainly Serbian entity with Russian support - just after Russia annexed the Crimea from Ukraine.
Members of the People's Party Work for Progress in Bosnia have criticised the detention earlier this week of their party's two leaders, saying they suspect political influences were at work.