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Serbia's next prime minister's first visit will be to Bosnia

BELGRADE - Serbia's next prime minister Aleksandar Vucic's first visit to a foreign country after assuming office will be to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Vucic announced this when he presented the programme of his government to the parliament, explaining that regional cooperation, along with mutual respect and agreement would be one of the priorities of the Serbian government.

Bosnia De-Mining Boss Grilled Over Corruption Claims

Dusan Gavran, director of the Bosnian Mine Action Center, BH MAC, was questioned on April 24 by the State Prosecutor on suspicions that he had misused his position and was involved in corruption.

Gavran is under investigation for offences related to misuse of position and authority, receiving bribes and misusing public documents.

US, Britain, Let Pavelic Escape, CIA Letter Says

A letter dating November 1947 by Lt Col G F Blunda, of the US Army, to Col Carl F Fritzsche, assistant deputy director of intelligence in the CIA, says the British and Americans had dumped plans to arrest Ante Pavelic, although they knew his whereabouts in the Vatican and had a prepared plan to lure him out.

President: Serbia has duty to care about RS

President: Serbia has duty to care about RS

BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić stated on Thursday that Serbia will make no moves that could destabilize Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnia Investigators Search Gorazde Police Veterans’ HQ

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency searched the building as part of an investigation into alleged crimes against Serbs in the area during the 1990s war.

Bosnian Capital's Torched Library Reopening on Europe Day

After much uncertainty over which institution will obtain use of the restored Vijecnica, or City Hall, the Mayor of Sarajevo, Ivo Komsic, on April 24, announced that the iconic building will be used by the city authorities, the Bosnian National Library and a museum.

Kosovo MPs Approve New War Crimes Court

The proposal to establish the new tribunal was passed by 89 votes to 22 in parliament on Wednesday, although Prime Minister Hashim Thaci called it “the biggest injustice and insult which could be done to Kosovo and its people”.

Izetbegović wants Bosnia to join "NATO elite"

Izetbegović wants Bosnia to join "NATO elite"

SARAJEVO -- Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović has spoken in favor of that country joining NATO.

Izetbegović, who represents Bosniaks - one of the three constituent peoples in Bosnia - said "elite countries" were members of the western military alliance.

Montenegro Improves Rating on Global Peace Index

The index of the International Institute for Economics and Peace, which aims to measure peace and stability in the world, said Montenegro has made progress compared to 2012, rising to 73rd place out of 162, up from 81st place in 2012.

Controversial Ex-Yu Facebook Group Pops Up Again

Photographs and "selfies" of teenage girls from Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, shown half-naked in lace underwear, mini-skirts and other sexually suggestive clothing, have reappeared on Facebook under the name "Biggest sluts in elementary schools and high schools."

"The page was deleted but we made a new one :) Send us photos in inbox," the Facebook group says.  

Bosnia Arrests Four Croat War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested four former Croat fighters on suspicion that they committed war crimes including rape in the Odzak area in 1992.

Bosnian Serbs Shrug off Row Over Residency Checks

Zeljka Cvijanovic, Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, said Bosniak parties and organizations were raising unnecessary tensions over a recent decision regarding checks on residence in the entity.

Sarajevo To Honour Much Loved Pope With Statue

A statue of the late Pontiff John Paul II, who was Pope from 1978 to 2005, is to be erected soon in Sarajevo beside the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral in the city centre.

The statue of the former Pope is to be unveiled on April 30, after a ceremonial council of the priests of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna, as the Sarajevo diocese is known.

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has stated that the increase of GDP in Serbia and other EU member candidates was higher than expected - except in Albania.

In that country, a decline has been observed, the Beta news agency quoted the latest economic analysis of the European Commission.

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