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RS leader urges preservation of peace and stability

RS leader urges preservation of peace and stability

VIŠEGRAD -- Milorad Dodik has called on those in power in the Serb entity, the opposition, NGOs, and citizens to preserve peace and stability until October elections.

PM attends EBRD conference in London

PM Ivica Dačić participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.

Bosnian War Crimes Case Map Goes Online

The OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched an online map of completed war crimes cases across the country in a bid to enhance public trust in the legal process.

More Macedonians Seek Asylum in Germany

The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.

The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.

Politicians Play War Games With Bosnia Protests

Politicians in Bosnia have been trying to stir up bad memories of the 1990s conflict in a bid to undermine and discredit the nationwide protests against economic hardship and corruption.

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.

Dacic to attend EBRD conference in London on Monday

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will participate in the high-level regional conference of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which will be held in London on Monday under the title 'Investing in the Western Balkans'.

Bosnia Must Probe Police Violence, HRW Says

Human Rights Watch on February 21 said the authorities in Bosnia should investigate the excessive use of force by police during the protests in the country, as well as attacks on journalists.

Five Plead Not Guilty to Bosnia War Crimes

Four Bosnian Serbs and a Croat, including a father and his son, have denied a series of war crimes allegations including murders, torture and rape during the 1992-95 conflict.

Bosnia Police Agencies Trade Blame Over Violence

Bosnia's State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, said that it was not authorized to maintain peace and security in the streets, as this was the job of the entity and cantonal police structures.

Mevlud Dudic becomes head of Islamic Community in Serbia

NOVI PAZAR - Mevlud Dudic has been inaugurated as the new leader of the Islamic Community in Serbia, replacing Muamer Zukorlic.

Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia-Herzegovina Husein Kavazovic presented Dudic with the document that inaugurated him.

International wine fair to open on February 27

BELGRADE - The International Wine Fair BeoWine will be held in Belgrade from February 27 to March 2 and it will gather over 140 presenters from 13 countries famous for their rich wine production tradition.

Dodik: Republika Srpska is stable

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska (RS) is stable and its political leaders will not allow any pressures or trade-offs no matter where they may come from, President of the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Milorad Dodik has said.

EU's neutral view on Kosovo's status is temporary

SARAJEVO - European Parliament's special rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin said on Wednesday the EU's current neutral position on Kosovo's status was a temporary compromise, but he refused to speculate on what the ultimate solution would be and when it would come about.

Serbia ranks 54th in world according to Press Freedom Index

PARIS - Serbia ranks 54th among 180 world countries according to the degree of freedom of the media, while Macedonia and Montenegro are the lowest ranked countries in the Balkans according to the Press Freedom Index for 2014, Reporters without Borders organisation released.

Last year, Serbia claimed the 63rd place on the list.