Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Army Ex-Commander Proclaims Innocence, Urges Acquittal

Ahmet Sejdic told the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Friday that he was innocent, as his defence called for his acquittal on all charges in the indictment accusing him of the inhumane treatment of Serb civilians and prisoners of war in the period between July 1992 and February 1993.

Bosnian Croat Veterans’ March Alarms Bosniak War Victims

Representatives of former wartime prisoners in the southern town of Stolac said that the anniversary march on Thursday organised by Bosnia and Herzegovina's main Croat party, the Croatian Democratic Union, sent a "dangerous message".

BIRN Fact-Check: Is the Migrant Influx Harming Bosnian Tourism?

Una National Park, the stunning Una and Sana rivers and rafting are the top three tourist attractions that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer but officials have raised fears that this year's tourist season might be compromised by the migrants and refugees who have arrived in the country's picturesque north-west.

UN: Alarming Levels of Air Pollution in the Balkans

Residents of all major cities in the Western Balkans face worrying levels of air pollution that reduce life expectancy, because the underdeveloped and politically unstable region depends largely on the burning of coal to produce energy, the Associated Press reported. of the UN.

Opening ceremony of Saber Guardian 2019 Multinational Exercise at Smardan range

Secondary Centre for Combat Training in Smardan, southeastern Galati County, hosted on Monday the opening ceremony of the Justice Sword 2019 Multinational Exercise, attached to the Saber Guardian 2019 (SG19), a release by the Information and Public Relations Office of the 2nd Infantry Division Getica (host of the drill) informs.

Top Bosnian Judicial Official Faces Disciplinary Probe

The Office of the Disciplinary Prosecutor, UDT, of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, HJPC, on Friday filed a disciplinary action against Milan Tegeltija, president of the HJPC, for "a serious violation of official duty, jeopardizing public trust in the impartiality and credibility of the judiciary".

Bulgaria as a Tourist Destination For Four Seasons

The International Conference for Sustainable Investment in Tourism in Sunny Beach is opened, reported NOVA TV. 

Bulgaria will participate in joint international initiatives to promote our country as a tourist destination for four seasons. This was said by the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova at the resort of Sunny Beach.

Bosnia Capital Names Park After Wartime Resistance Heroine

The Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has voted to honour the memory of a World War II woman resistance fighter by naming a park after her.

City Park, in the heart of Sarajevo, will be named after Jelena Vitas, the city council decided on Thursday, following a local referendum held in April.

Greece shows in Turkey exactly the same face as in Bosnia

A rather experimental Greece team lost 2-1 to Turkey on Thursday at a friendly game in Antalya, showing manager Angelos Anastasiadis has plenty of work to do to gear the national team up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Italy and Armenia at home.

Bosnia Court Cancels Permit for Drina Power Plant

The District Court in Banja Luka, administrative centre of the mainly Serbian Republika Srpska entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RS, has cancelled the environmental permit for the planned Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the river Drina in Bosnia, the Aarhus Resource Center said on Thursday, following the court's May 13 ruling in favour of the Center's complaint.

Cigarette Smugglers Find Safe Harbour in Montenegro, Again

In the early hours of March 16, 2015, a fishing boat named the Zahra moored metres off a rocky, remote stretch of Messara Bay, on the southern coast of the Greek island of Crete.

Bosnia Minister Calls Protest Over Top Judicial Official

Dragan Mektic, the Minister of Security in Bosnia, has called for public protests on Wednesday in front of the building of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, HJPC, after a video emerged suggesting its boss had taken a bribe.

American Creates Bosnia Mini-Museum at His US Home

On display at Mathieu's home in Wisconsin are various items from Bosnia, most of them souvenirs from the 1984 Winter Olympics, but also memorabilia from the 1990s war years such as flags and badges.

"The idea for a museum or some kind of display emerged over the years as I accumulated artefacts. When I would visit Bosnia I would bring back lots of items," he told BIRN.