Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Five Plead Not Guilty to Bosnia War Crimes

Four Bosnian Serbs and a Croat, including a father and his son, have denied a series of war crimes allegations including murders, torture and rape during the 1992-95 conflict.

Bosnia Police Agencies Trade Blame Over Violence

Bosnia's State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, said that it was not authorized to maintain peace and security in the streets, as this was the job of the entity and cantonal police structures.

Mevlud Dudic becomes head of Islamic Community in Serbia

NOVI PAZAR - Mevlud Dudic has been inaugurated as the new leader of the Islamic Community in Serbia, replacing Muamer Zukorlic.

Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia-Herzegovina Husein Kavazovic presented Dudic with the document that inaugurated him.

International wine fair to open on February 27

BELGRADE - The International Wine Fair BeoWine will be held in Belgrade from February 27 to March 2 and it will gather over 140 presenters from 13 countries famous for their rich wine production tradition.

Dodik: Republika Srpska is stable

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska (RS) is stable and its political leaders will not allow any pressures or trade-offs no matter where they may come from, President of the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Milorad Dodik has said.

EU's neutral view on Kosovo's status is temporary

SARAJEVO - European Parliament's special rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin said on Wednesday the EU's current neutral position on Kosovo's status was a temporary compromise, but he refused to speculate on what the ultimate solution would be and when it would come about.

Serbia ranks 54th in world according to Press Freedom Index

PARIS - Serbia ranks 54th among 180 world countries according to the degree of freedom of the media, while Macedonia and Montenegro are the lowest ranked countries in the Balkans according to the Press Freedom Index for 2014, Reporters without Borders organisation released.

Last year, Serbia claimed the 63rd place on the list.

Milan Lukic transferred to Estonia to serve sentence

THE HAGUE - Serb from Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Milan Lukic who was sentenced for war crimes before the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been transferred to Estonia where he will serve his prison sentence, the ICTY released.

Swoboda: Bosnian scenario does not loom over Serbia

BELGRADE - The Bosnian scenario is not looming over Serbia, and the elections will not affect the negotiations with the European Union, said Hannes Swoboda, president of the faction of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (EP).

Radmanovic: No early elections in Republika Srpska

BELGRADE - Member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Nebojsa Radmanovic said on Wednesday there would be no early elections in Republika Srpska (RS).

Mrkic: Important for Western Balkans to be stable

BELGRADE - Ivan Mrkic, Serbia's outgoing minister of foreign affairs, attended a dinner in Brussels organized by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton for foreign ministers of EU member states and candidate countries, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday.

Dacic: Peace and stability important for entire region

SARAJEVO/NEW YORK - Commenting on the latest events in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), outgoing Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that it is very important to preserve peace and stability in the entire region as sometimes it only takes a single spark to bring about instability.

Petition launched for revising trial of Young Bosnia members

ANDRICGRAD - The Department of History of the Andric Institute in Andricgrad has launched a petition for a revision of the trial of members of the Young Bosnia movement, including Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28 1914.

Archive of Serbia offers assistance to BiH Archive

BELGRADE - The Archive of Serbia expressed commiseration over the damage suffered by the Archive of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was set ablaze during the protests in Sarajevo, and offered expert assistance in the salvage and restoration of the damaged archive documents.

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