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The head of the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Tomislav Karamarko, and the head of its Bosnian sister party, HDZ BiH, Dragan Covic, said Croats needed to gain real equality if the country was to make progress.
Salem Hatibovic and Nihad Trnka were released on April 4 after a court bowed to the demand of the prosecutor to set them free.
The two men were suspected of terrorism offences after they allegedly participated in the arson attack on the Bosnian Presidency building in Sarajevo on February 7.
DIMITROVGRAD - In a joint operation by police forces from seven regional countries, named "Nisava 2014", a large amount of foreign currency was seized as well as a so-called ATM skimmer - a fraud device used for stealing customer bank card data, chief of Serbia's border police Nenad Banovic said on Monday in Dimitrovgrad.
The Bosnian prosecution will soon file two indictments over war crimes against Serbs as a result of cooperation agreed with Belgrade in a landmark protocol signed last year.
Moneyval, the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, has given Bosnia an extended deadline until June to adopt a law on money laundering.
Samir Omerhodzic, member of the Bosnian delegation, said the country could be blacklisted unless the law was adopted by then.
War crimes suspect arrested in France
SARAJEVO -- The French police have arrested Bosnian Serb Radomir Šušnjar, a former member of a paramilitary group in Bosnia, wanted for war crimes.
While performing several songs in the Bosnian capital's main Ferhadija pedestrian area, the popular band Dubioza Kolektiv urged the citizens of Sarajevo to maintain support for the street protests and civic plenums that have toppled local governments in the country.
A new report rates Western Balkan countries midway in the world when it comes to quality of life and social progress.
The Social Progress Index 2014 Report rated a total of 132 countries using more than 50 indicators.
Victims of sexual violence during the 1992-95 war are often afraid to testify in court because of the fear of being stigmatised, the launch of an OSCE report on the issue in Sarajevo was told.