Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aspiring Member States Risk Violating EU Pollution Limits

Several new European coal plants, authorized by the Energy Community, risk breaching EU pollution limits if they proceed according to their plans.

Commitments made under the Energy Community treaty by Moldova, Ukraine among others oblige them to comply with the EU's Industrial Emissions Directive by 1 January 2018, Euroactiv.com reports based on EU law firm analysis.

Bosnia Museum Defies Pressure to Re-open

The boss of Bosnia's National Museum says the embattled institution, which was shut because of its debts more than a year ago, will not reopen simply because the Federation entity government has promised it some money - but only when months of owed salaries are paid.

Patriarch Irinej sends Easter message

BELGRADE - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday sent his Easter message to all Christians and said that he is particularly praying for the brothers and sisters in the Middle East and Ukraine, with the wish that his prayer and the Easter holidays enlighten the minds of hate-mongers against the Holy Orthodoxy.

Kremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe

Kremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe

Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.

The EU says Russia should not politicise its contractual shipments of gas. [AFP]

Serbian Leader Defuses Row Over TV N1

Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia's likely next Prime Minister, on Tuesday told David Petraeus, chairman of the Global Institute of the KKR investment firm, that its first direct Balkan investment - a new cross-border TV station, N1, - was welcome in Serbia.

EU Ministers Slate Separatist Talk in Bosnia

The EU Foreign Affairs Council has condemned “unacceptable secessionist and divisive rhetoric and ideas” in Bosnia, and said the European integration process in the country had stalled because of a lack of political will among politicians.

Dodik, ambassador discuss combating “electoral engineering”

Dodik, ambassador discuss combating “electoral engineering”

BANJA LUKA -- Milorad Dodik met with Serbian Ambassador to Bosnia Stanimir Vukićević to discuss the RS lawmakers' activities to enact regulations on place of residence.

Serbia Ruling Party Backs Republika Srpska Opposition

Nikola Selakovic, vice-president of Belgrade’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party, SNS, told a conference of the Serb Democratic Party, SDS, in Bijeljina on Sunday that it had his backing ahead of polls due in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October this year.

Valjevo hospital example of humanism in times of war

ANDRICGRAD - The fourth Historical Volume, dedicated to the World War I hospital in Valjevo, western Serbia, has been unveiled in Andricgrad, Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Today marks 69 years since breakthrough of Syrmian Front

BELGRADE - Serbia marked on Saturday 69 years since the breakthrough of the Axis lines on the Syrmian Front after a 175-day campaign to liberate Yugoslavia from Nazi occupation in World War II.

The Syrmian Front campaign saw some of the most difficult and longest and most tragic WWII fighting. Over 250,000 soldiers fought in the trench battles from October 21, 1944 to April 12, 1945.

69 years since breakthrough of Syrmian Front

BELGRADE - Serbia marked on Saturday 69 years since the breakthrough of the Axis lines on the Syrmian Front after a 175-day campaign to liberate Yugoslavia from Nazi occupation in World War II.

The Syrmian Front campaign saw some of the most difficult and longest and most tragic WWII fighting. Over 250,000 soldiers fought in the trench battles from October 21, 1944 to April 12, 1945.

Schroeder Optimistic About Serbia's EU Goals

On a visit to Belgrade on Thursday, Gerhard Schroeder said he believed that Serbia could join the EU by 2020, as its government was ready to undertake reforms “despite all difficulties on the pathway [to membership]."

Serbia's Pink TV Shifts Cable Channels to Bosnia

Pink Music, Pink Movies, Pink Family, Pink Kids, Pink Erotica and other 63 Pink TV channel no longer exist on Serbian cable networks.

The Serbian broadcasting, RRA, on Wednesday revoked the license to broadcast 68 Pink cable channels before it expired on the company's request.

Serbia will soon see protests, Vučić predicts

Serbia will soon see protests, Vučić predicts

BELGRADE -- As he did two days ago after his meeting with Ivica Dačić, Aleksandar Vučić again on Thursday reiterated that Serbia "will soon face protests."

Speaking after his talks with Boris Tadić, the SNS leader noted that the caretaker government "will not be to blame" for these future protests.

Deal on cooperation of police teams of Serbia,Montenegro,RS

BELGRADE - The police directors of Serbia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska (RS), a Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, have agreed in a meeting in Belgrade that joint police teams should strengthen cooperation in the fight against all forms of organized crime.

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