Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
An ex-prisoner told the trial of four former Serb guards accused of abusing inmates at the Batkovic camp in north-east Bosnia in 1992 that one guard hit him for around ten days in a row.
BELGRADE - No genocide was committed during the war in Croatia, and even Serbia and Croatia are aware of this, Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has said, adding that the two countries' mutual genocide lawsuits will be dropped by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Women to assume greater role in Balkan militaries
Military officials said they are working to attract, employ and retain women more effectively.
Serbian servicewomen assemble AK-47 assault rifles at the Sombor barracks. Serbia has instituted a 20 percent quota for women at its military academy in Belgrade. [AFP]
Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]
The Bosnian state court said that the increasing number of war crimes prosecutors being employed to tackle a huge case backlog meant that it could need more courtrooms to try suspects.
PM Ivica Dačić participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
He presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.
The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.
The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.