Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Western Balkans Make Progress towards Visa Libralisation

Western Balkan countries, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine continue to meet the visa liberalisation requirements and made progress in addressing last year's recommendations. That is the conclusion of the 4th report on the monitoring of the EU visa-free regime with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Christian Schmidt: Glorifying War Criminals is ‘Unacceptable’

"There is absolutely no acceptable reason for glorifying convicted war criminals," the new High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany's Christian Schmidt, said.

He explained that many things needed to be understood when looking at the past.

Slovenia to donate 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Cape Verde

Ljubljana – Slovenia will provide 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Cape Verde as humanitarian aid in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, the government said after Wednesday’s correspondence session. Cape Verde recorded 33,721 coronavirus infections and 298 deaths by the end of July.

Petrol launches its second wind farm in Croatia

Knin – Slovenian energy company Petrol has opened its second wind farm in Croatia. Ljubač, situated near the town of Knin in south Croatia, has nine turbines, which should generate around 96 gigawatts of electricity a year, covering the needs of 30,000 households.

Bosnian Serb Prosecutors Drop Probe into Wartime Destruction of Mosques

Citing the statute of limitations, the public prosecution in Banja Luka told BIRN it had terminated investigations in February this year in five cases against one of more unidentified persons concerning the destruction of six mosques between March and July 1993.

Slovenia’s beer trade on the rise

Ljubljana – Beer lovers, brewers, hop growers and pub owners will celebrate International Beer Day on Friday. Last year, there were 68 companies in Slovenia with beer production as their main activity, compared to only 12 in 2010, according to the Statistics Office. According to 2018 data, Slovenians consume 26 litres of beer at home on average per year.

Project SI4CARE addresses distance caregiving for elderly

Ljubljana – The SI4CARE European Social Innovation Project, initiated by researchers from Slovenia, aims to improve the process of providing long-distance caregiving for older people. They note that it is important to identify the services and technologies that are available and the demand for them.

Bosnian Croat Charged with War Crimes Dies in Croatia

Media reported on Monday that Pero Vincetic, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, died in Croatia shortly after Croatian police charged him with war crimes.

Why Bosnia Needs an Anti-Genocide Denial Law

That is a problem for a far bigger set of actors in Bosnia than the reactionary and secessionist Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, of Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the state presidency.

Vučić: "Vulin and I will file criminal charges against ourselves"

Vui said that the "Open Balkans" initiative and the decision to abolish the borders in 2023 are historic.
"I think it is a historic decision, and we will see if we will be ready to implement it. We have to try to harmonize regulations. To enable people not to see borders, it requires a lot of work, and those are huge benefits for companies.

Ziga Divjak: Slovenia Is Complicit in Violent Pushbacks of Refugees

His team also visited Bosnia, seeing the tough situation on the ground and talking to migrants, listening to their points of view.

"The police and Interior Ministry are on TV every day, but these people never get a voice," the 29-year-old director states.

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Balkan ‘Mini-Schengen’ Leaders Eye Open Borders by 2023

North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania aim to practically scrap all border obstacles for their citizens and businesses by 2023, eliminating long and tedious waits for travellers and complicated paperwork for companies.

Dodik: I am ready to resign VIDEO

However, he demands that a new member of the Presidency not be elected from the ranks of the Serbian people.