Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska Finance Minister Zoran Tegeltija on April 2 said the entity was still negotiating the terms of a Russian loan, which will hopefully supplant the need to go cap in hand to the IMF.
“The negotiations are being led, but not all conditions of the credit or the deadlines have been defined,” Tegeltija said.
Serbia lowest-ranked in region on enabling trade index
BELGRADE -- Serbia fell on the list of the Global Enabling Trade Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is now 89th among 138 countries.
Two years ago, in the previous report, Serbia was 71st of 132 countries, the Beta news agency reported.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said if a deal on Bosnia as a confederation of three units is not possible, Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, RS, reserved a right to hold a referendum on seeking outright independence.
Dodik sees Bosnia as "three-state confederation"
BANJA LUKA -- The Serb Republic (RS) wants three states to be created in Bosnia-Herzegovina that would be "confederally tied" into that country, Milorad Dodik, has said.
Otherwise a referendum on independence is "possible" in the Serb entity, its president has warned.
Balkan countries train together for ISAF
Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Croatia and Montenegro troops work together in a training exercise. [NATO]
Soldiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia and Montenegro are working together to join the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF).
The two shareholders in Bosnia's power distribution company, Elektroprenos, which are the country's two entities on March 31 agreed to divide up the net profit of the company - some 50 million euro.
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will get 58 per cent of the sum while the other entity, Republika Srpska, will get 42 per cent.
BiH cracks down on fan violence and nationalism
Increased security measures and bans are part of the BiH football federation's plan to curtail fan violence and nationalist rhetoric.
BiH football fans throw flares onto the field after Egypt scored a second goal during a friendly football match in Innsbruck, Austria, on March 5th. [AFP]
Serb entity "has right to self-determination" - PM
BANJA LUKA -- RS Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović has said that the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina "has a right to self-determination."
According to her, "the talk about a referendum, when it comes to the Serb Republic (RS), is not taboo nor is it artificially imposed from time to time."