Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

BELGRADE -- Serbia did not take a stand on EU's sanctions imposed against officials of the ousted authorities in Ukraine "because the government is in a technical mandate."

The caretaker government "cannot comment on such situations," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Beta on Thursday.

New Mall Divides Opinion in Sarajevo

Mayor Komsic slipped and fell after the official opening of the new Sarajevo City Center on March 20.

Biljana Jandric, spokesperson of Sarajevo Clinic Center, told Balkan Insight he was received and treated for a fracture. “He will be kept over night for monitoring,” she said.

Bosnia Serb Opposition Unites Against Dodik

Three opposition parties in Republika Srpska, one of two entities in Bosnia, on March 19 said they were uniting into one bloc - and would talk to other interested parties prior to the elections.

SNS victory in Serbia "encouragement for region"

SNS victory in Serbia "encouragement for region"

SARAJEVO -- Bosnian FM Zlatko Lagumdžija says the landslide victory of Aleksandar Vučić’s SNS is "a great encouragement for the region."

Lagumdžija said that Vučić claimed victory insisting on justice and work, and his foreign policy priorities are joining the European Union and regional cooperation.

Defence Denies Mladic Had Genocidal Ambitions

Ratko Mladic's defence says the former Bosnian Serb Army commander 'did not give any orders for any crimes' during the war in Bosnia.

Izetbegović: Vučić is welcome in Sarajevo

Izetbegović: Vučić is welcome in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO -- Chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency Bakir Izetbegović has invited SNS leader Aleksandar Vučić to visit Bosnia.

He said Vučić was "welcome in Sarajevo."

Ashdown Urges West to Stop Bosnia Sinking

Paddy Ashdown, the former High Representative of the international community to Bosnia and Herzegovina until 2006, said the country was at a crossroads, and both Washington and Brussels had to act urgently to prevent further deterioration.

"Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo was illegal"

"Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo was illegal"

BANJA LUKA -- President of the Serb Republic, RS, Milorad Dodik stated in Banja Luka that "no parallels can be drawn between the situation in Kosovo and that in Crimea."

Dodik: Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo illegal

BANJA LUKA - Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik stated in Banja Luka that no parallels can be drawn between the situation in Kosovo and that in Crimea as Kosovo illegitimately declared independence and violated the UN Charter and the UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

Five Serbian cities make list of Europe's top 10

Five Serbian cities make list of Europe's top 10

The cities were chosen based on categories including human resources and life and business environment. Also in business news: Cyprus appoints Georghadji as new central bank governor.

Zajecar, Serbia, was chosen as one of Europe's top 10 cities of the future. [AFP]

Serbia respects Bosnia's territorial integrity

SARAJEVO - Head of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic has said that Serbia respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is prepared to hold joint meetings of the two countries' governments.

Bosnian Serbs Welcome Vucic’s Election Triumph

Serb leaders in Bosnia praised Serbia’s “fair and democratic” parliamentary polls while some analysts said that a Europe-oriented Belgrade government would be good for its neighbour state.

Dodik: RF not encouraging Serb entity to secede

Dodik: RF not encouraging Serb entity to secede

VIŠEGRAD -- Milorad Dodik has said that Russia was not encouraging the Serb entity in Bosnia to secede, but instead "only seeks compliance with the Dayton agreement."

MPs in Bosnia Richest Relatively in Europe

In impoverished Bosnia, MPs are to be envied. Parliamentarians earn no less than than six times the average wage.

It makes them the best paid parliamentarians in Europe in terms of comparison to average wages, the Banja Luka-based Center for research and studies, Gea, said.

Bosnia to End Controversial Anonymised Verdicts

Verdicts and indictments for war crimes and other grave offences should be made public so people can learn the truth about past atrocities, Bosnia's top judicial body said.

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