Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Arrests Suspect Over US Embassy Attack

Bosnian police arrested Munib Ahmetspahic on Thursday evening at Sarajevo Airport, sources close to the investigation told BIRN in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EU says Pristina is in violation of CEFTA

The statement was that by introducing 100-percent import fees on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pristina violated the provisions of CEFTA on free trade in the Western Balkans.

She reiterated that Brussels expected the CEFTA secretariat and all sides to take the necessary measures to guarantee that the agreement was honored.

Bosnian Serbs Slash Funds For Muslim, Catholic, Charities

The Muslim charity Merhamet, as well as Caritas Banja Luka, the Catholic relief organisation, will receive far less funding in 2019, according to the draft version of the Republika Srpska budget.

Turkey Asks Bosnia to Extradite Alleged 'Gulenist'

Turkey has asked Bosnia and Herzegovina to extradite Ozer Ozsaray on suspicion that he is a member of a terrorist organisation aiming to overthrow the state, a hearing at the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo was told on Thursday.

Probe Urged After Pork Found in Bosnian Army Rations

The Bosniak member of the country's tripartite presidency, Sefik Dzaferovic, and the strongest Bosniak political force, the Party of Democratic Action, called on the Defence Ministry to investigate on Thursday over the incorrect labelling of pork as beef in Bosnian Army rations.

EU: Kosovo must reverse this act immediately

According to Beta agency, the EU foreign policy chief said in a statement that the Nov. 21 that decision of the Kosovo government to raise the duty on Serbian and Bosnian goods to 100 percent made the situation worse, after Pristina imposed 10-percent duties last week.

The Kosovo government must immediately revoke those decisions, Mogherini said.

Serbia-Kosovo Media Wage War Over Tax Hike

Serbian media on Thursday accused Kosovo of resorting to "war" and economic "cleansing" following its decision to hike import taxes to 100 per cent - while Kosovo media supported the measure, adopted in retaliation for Belgrade's role in Kosovo's failed Interpol membership bid.

Kosovo Imposed 100% Tax on Serbian Products

The government of Kosovo has approved today the proposal of Kosovo's Minister for Trade and Industry, Endrit Shala, to impose a 100 percent tax for the products imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, RTK Live reported.

"From today, the measure of 100 percent tax for the goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia," Shala said.

Bosnians Stage Fresh Protests Over Youngsters' Deaths

More than 1,000 Bosnian protesters gathered at 6pm on Wednesday in the capital, Sarajevo, and in the main city of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, urging the authorities to resolve the unsolved deaths of two young men.

Kosovo to Hike Taxes on Serbian, Bosnian Goods

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday said he backed a call by Trade and Industry Minister Endrit Shala for the country to sharply increase taxes on Serbian and Bosnian imports from 10 per cent, as imposed on November 6, to 100 per cent.

Haradinaj said the tax hike would come into effect immediately and all government institutions would have to take note of it.

Who was with Serbia, which of our neighbors voted for Kosovo

Kosovo's admission to Interpol was on the agenda yesterday at the General Assembly of Interpol in Dubai, and between the two rounds of voting, a break was announced, which caused protests by the Serbian delegation.

No dialogue until Pristina withdraws trade barriers - Vucic

Vucic reiterated that there will be no continuation of the dialogue until Pristina withdraws its measures, referring to an additional tax of 10 percent that Pritina has imposed on goods from central Serbia and from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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