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Captured: Powerful Photos Show Bosnian War Prisoners’ Suffering

Ron Haviv's photographs depicting the suffering of prisoners who were detained in the Prijedor, Mostar and Banja Luka areas during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina went on display at the Endzio Hub gallery in Belgrade on Thursday evening at an exhibition entitled 'Liberty'.

Croatia's message to Serbia: We will not allow this

"Croatia does not accept that the Serbian prosecutor's office raises indictments against non-Serb citizens living on the territory outside of Serbia," said Andrej Plenkovic last night, as Hina reported.
He expressed an opinion that "Serbia, which was an aggressor on Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, now acts as "prosecutor's office or court" and said that "it will not pass".

Kosovo Theatre Director Takes on Controversy over Handke Nobel Prize

Some controversies never age and some resurface in different form.

That's what happened on a recent Friday in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, when the furore over Austrian writer Peter Handke's 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature was repackaged for the theatre.

Vučić from Ohrid: "When we are together, we are much stronger" PHOTO / VIDEO

The summit is attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, prime ministers of North Macedonia and Albania, Dimitar Kovacevski and Edi Rama, as well as officials from Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
President Vucic said that he had meetings with representatives of countries that are not yet official members of the Open Balkans.

Scholz's "3 + 1" for Serbia

However, there are three bad ones - it is expected that the high guest will increase the pressure to conclude a legally binding agreement with the so-called Kosovo, to join with the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia, and for RS to give up "secessionist ideas", Novosti writes.

Bosnia’s International Overseer Orders State to Fund Elections

High Representative Christian Schmidt, who oversees the civilian implementation of the peace deal that ended the Bosnian war, imposed a decision on Tuesday to allocate funds for country's October elections, putting an end to weeks of failed attempts to ensure an adequate budget to hold the polls.

"Serbia accepts Lavrov's invitation"; "There was hysteria directed at Serbia"

Alexander Botsan Kharchenko told Russia 24 television that Serbia accepted with great pleasure the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic to visit Russia, and that appropriate instructions have already been given in that regard, the Srna agency reported.

Bosnia’s Federation to Ban Small Hydropower Plants

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federation parliament, voted on Monday for changes to the entity's Law on Electricity to ban the building of any more small hydropower plants because of their negative impact on the environment.

Vučić will attend the Open Balkans Summit in Ohrid today and tomorrow

A two-day summit of the regional initiative Open Balkans begins today in Ohrid, to be attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Ministers of North Macedonia and Albania Dimitar Kovacevski and Edi Rama, as well as officials from Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Award-Winning Srebrenica Film Barred from Serbs’ Screens

The director of 'Quo Vadis, Aida?', Jasmila Zbanic, has seen her award-winning film and its cast targeted with threats, insults and hate speech over the past year, but she has not given up on her quest to get it shown in Serbia and Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity.

Slovenian crucial for integration of foreigners, debate hears

Slovenska Bistrica – A debate on inclusion of foreigners into local environment, especially education and healthcare, was held on Monday in Slovenska Bistrica, where increasingly many foreigners live due to growing demands on the labour market. Slovenian language skills were highlighted as crucial for integration.

Bosnia’s Election Commission Borrows Money to Hold Polls

Bosnian people wait in line to vote for the country's general elections in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12 October 2014. Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

Over a month after the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced that a general election will be held in October, it announced on Monday that it has managed to borrow the money needed for the process.