Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosniak Parties Hatch Coalition Agreement in Bosnia

Fahrudin Radoncic  Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

"We did not talk about any names, as that decision will be discussed in the following weeks," Adisa Omerbegovic Arapovic, the vice president of SBB, said in Sarajevo on Thursday, answering questions about whether Radoncic was promised the Bosnian Ministry of Security.

PM Zvizdic says European integration, NATO membership very important to Bosnia-Herzegovina's future

European integration and NATO membership are very important to the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina; they are two main foreign policy goals and an important pillar for stability in the Balkans for the economic development of the region, the Bosnian Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said in Bucharest on Thursday. "From the very beginning, I want to thank Mrs Prime Minister (...) for support.

Failed Privatisation is to Blame for Bosnians’ Exodus

Looking back at the politics of economic transformation, and especially at the privatization of state-owned enterprises, the process was highly politicized and non-transparent. It was accompanied by corruption scandals, clientelism and ethnic-political struggles, characterised by the distribution of power according to the ethnic divisions in the country.

Acquitted Bosnian Serb Ex-Police Commander Sues State

Goran Saric's lawyer said on Wednesday that he is suing Bosnia and Herzegovina for 43,000 Bosnian marks (22,000 euros) in damages over the prohibitive restrictions imposed on him while he was on trial and the mental distress he suffered.

Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro sign border protocol

The signatories said this was done for the sake of current and future generations - in order to allow free movement ofcitizens in accordance with international law.

Bosnian Prosecution’s Slowdown on War Indictments Causes Concern

From January to May this year, the Bosnian state prosecution filed just four indictments for war crimes, two fewer than in the same period in 2018.

The apparent slowdown has sparked concerns that this may cause further delays in attempts to deal with the country's enormous backlog of war crimes cases.

Bosnian Serb Entity Hires New US Lobbying Firm

The government of Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, has signed a contract with Texas-based law firm McGinnis Lochridge to represent the RS and "provide general advice and representation regarding international legal and policy matters as requested by the Government from time to time".

Bosnia, Croatia Fear Repeat of Devastating 2014 Floods

Local authorities declared a state of emergency on Monday night in several northern Bosnian towns due to heavy rainfall.

In the towns of Bihac, Banja Luka, Sanski Most and Celinac, swollen rivers caused the collapse of bridges and cut road links, blocking access to remote villages.

Vucic has phone conversation with Erdogan

In a phone call, Vucic and Erdogan stressed their firm commitment to jointly, through the work of the High Council for Cooperation, promote overall relations between Serbia and Turkey, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement.

Dodik Backs Austrian Far-Right in European Elections

Bosnian Serb strongman Milorad Dodik said his party would lend symbolic backing to the far-right Austrian Freedom Party in the European Parliament elections in May - although Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a member of the EU and its citizens are not voting in the May 23-26 polls.

Import Tariff Fails to Benefit Kosovo, Study Shows

The food processing industry in Kosovo did not increase production or employment as a result of the 100-per-cent tariff applied to goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina last November, a study by the GAP Institute think tank, published on Sunday, shows.

Croatia Celebrates Return of Yugoslav Deserter’s Fighter Jet

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told the ceremony at the Ministry of Defence building in Zagreb on Sunday that the MiG-21 fighter plane was one of the main symbols of Croatia's 1991-95 'Homeland War'.

Plenkovic said that its return after 28 years of quiet diplomacy and government efforts was a mark of honour for all Croatian veterans and their families.