Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Ministers Fail to Adopt National War Crimes Strategy

The Council of Ministers, the executive branch of Bosnia and Herzegovina's state-level government, has been criticised for again failing on Tuesday evening to consider a revised national strategy to clear up the country's large backlog of war crimes cases.

Bosnia Detains Brother of Indian Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal

The Prosecutor's Office in the Canton of Tuzla, one out of ten units in Bosnia's Federation entity, on Thursday said the younger brother of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal had been arrested in connection with reports that up to 11 million euros had been withdrawn from the country in a suspicious way and deposited in a company that he owned.

Talibans took over responsibility for the assault on Croatian soldiers

Hina reports that wounded soldiers are the members of the 10th Croatian contingent (HRVCON) which is situated in Afghanistan since March 2019, as a part of NATO Resolute Support Mission, while the members of the armed forces of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also belong to this Contingent.

Croatian Soldier Killed, Two Others Injured, in Afghanistan

One Croatian soldier has died and two others have been injured after a suicide bomber slammed his motorcycle into a vehicle they were travelling in near a NATO military base on the outskirts of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Croatian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Kosovo Arrests 18 in Police Hunt for Illegal Arms

Kosovo Police launched a large-scale operation in the early hours of Wednesday to confiscate illegal arms, targeting numerous locations across the country and arresting a total of 18 people, the police confirmed.

Bosnia’s Mostar Commemorates War-Blasted Bridge’s Reconstruction

Flowers were lowered from Mostar's Old Bridge on Tuesday night at a commemoration for the victims of the 1990s wars in the Balkans held as part of an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the bridge's reconstruction.

Bosnia’s First State Prison to Open After 13-Year Wait

Justice Minister Josip Grubesa told reporters in Sarajevo on Tuesday that Bosnia and Herzegovina's first state-level prison will finally open on Auigust 1, a move set to address the country's current lack of adequate jail capacity.

Bosnian Serb Schoolbooks to Teach Same War History as Serbia

Republika Srpska is ready to introduce new history textbooks for high school pupils which will include the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of an ongoing project to unify school curriculums with Serbia, the entity's education ministry told BIRN.

Bosnia Exhumes Six War Victims from Mass Grave

The Bosnian prosecutor's office said on Friday that the exhumation of the grave at Hrtar Grad near Visegrad in the east of the country was now complete and that the remains of six people have been found.

Cosmopolis Festival | Kavala | July 18-21

Folk customs from different parts of the world, experimental rock and international cuisine - guests of the Cosmopolis Festival will experience all this and more when the four-day event returns to the port town of Kavala.

Dodik Urges Bosnian Serbs to Block Croatia Lawsuit

Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member of the state presidency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has called a session of parliament in Bosnia's Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, where he will urge MPs to block a lawsuit against Croatia over the issue of the Peljesac Bridge.

Serbs in Croatia are treated like scum, as Croatian interest suddenly becomes Serbian

In the same time, as he explained, Chairperson of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina "declares the construction of the Peljesac Bridge as Serbian national interest".
He wrote it on his Twitter page, on the occasion of Dodik deciding to call for the protection of vital entity interests, thereby preventing the dispute with Croatia over the construction of the Peljeac Bridge.

Macron's Belgrade visit, day 2

Accompanied by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Macron will talk to the representatives of Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), the project within Berlin Process.