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Turkey hosts Balkan youth to boost interaction
A new initiative would tell Turkey's story to future leaders of Balkan countries.
Thirty-seven young people from across the Balkans gathered in Turkey last month to participate in a youth conference in order to boost interaction between Turkey and the Balkan countries.
The state prosecutor’s office confirmed to Balkan Insight on Friday that an indictment had been issued against Zubac, who is charged with failure to react properly and send special police forces to curb the unrest in February, when many state institutions, including the presidency, were set on fire.
The Bosnian parliament's House of Peoples adopted an anti-money laundering law on June 6, bowing to European Union pressure to do so.
But the necessary changes to the country's criminal law have still not won the support of Serbian MPs, who say the matter should be left to the country's two entities.
BELGRADE - Youth Sport Games, which bring together pupils and high-school students, will be held in Serbia from July 13 to 27 for the first time, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said on Friday.
At the promotion of the project, Vucic added that the initiative for their holding had been launched by Miodrag Rakic, the late chief of staff of the former Serbian president Boris Tadic.
Federation entity inspectors on June 5 said work on gathering, destroying or burying the remains of thousands of animals and birds killed in the recent floods was coming to an end.
Around 200 tons of dead cattle and poultry have been removed from the Posavina Canton of northern Bosnia to an incinerator in Indjija, in Serbia, Balkan Insight has learned.
A memorial plaque dedicated to the former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, who is on trial for genocide and other crimes in Bosnia, has been erected on the hills above Sarajevo.
SARAJEVO - The armed forces of the Balkan states will continue to cooperate closely within the B-9 forum with a view to strengthening regional security, but also assisting each other in the crisis situations caused by natural disasters, their chiefs of the general staff concluded in a meeting in Sarajevo.
Construction of a modern high-standard prison in Bosnia is set to start this month after the authorities on June 4 signed an agreement with the Czech-Spanish company OHL, which is to carry out the works.
"Regional force" to deal with natural disasters proposed
SARAJEVO -- A joint regional force for natural and other disasters is one of the topics discussed at the 8th Conference of the Chiefs of Staff Forum of Balkan countries.
This is according to Serbian Army Chief-of-Staff Gen. Ljubiša Diković, who spoke on Wednesday.