Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Security Minister Axed Over Protests

The House of Peoples, one of two chambers of Bosnia's parliament, confirmed the dismissal of Fahrudin Radoncic on April 29, citing his responsibility for public unrest and attacks on state institutions in February.

Confirmation of the decision on Tuesday came with seven delegates voting for, two against and two abstaining.

Bosnia Develops Protocol on Wartime Sexual Violence

The proposed new international protocol on documenting and investigating wartime sexual violence will utilise Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 20 years of experience in dealing with sensitive cases.

Izetbegović invites Vučić to Sarajevo conference

Izetbegović invites Vučić to Sarajevo conference

SARAJEVO -- Bosnian Presidency Bakir Izetbegović told Tanjug on Monday that he has already invited Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić to participate in a Sarajevo conference.

The 5th international investment conference Sarajevo Business Forum will take place on May 14 and 15.

Bosnian Serb Party Demands Broadcasting Regulator Post

A row erupted after the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, a party from Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, insisted that the next head of the agency that regulates the country’s broadcasting and telecommunications sectors and allocates frequencies should be a Serb.

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.