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Bosnian Serb War Criminal Radoslav Brdjanin Released Early

Radoslav Brdjanin, wartime leader of a Serb-run rebel territory called the Autonomous Region of Krajina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was released after serving two-thirds of his 30-year sentence.

Erdoğan due to embark for three-day Balkan trip

President Erdoğan will embark on a three-day Balkan trip on Sept. 6 which includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. The agenda of the visits will be bilateral relations, regional peace and stability, and steps towards increasing the trade volume.

First loss for Slovenia at EuroBasket

Cologne – Slovenia suffered a defeat at the hands of Bosnia and Herzegovina the EuroBasket on Sunday, going down 97:93 (26:32, 49:52, 72:73) to end an 11-game winning streak at European championships.

Bosnia and Herzegovina started off with an eight-point run, but Slovenia quickly caught up to finish the first quarter six point ahead,

Second win for Slovenia at the Eurobasket

Cologne – Slovenia easily defeated Hungary 103:88 (29:16, 54:33, 88:60) in the second round of play at the Eurobasket on Saturday night.

The team started out with a 18:2 run and opened a 24-point gap by the first half, allowing coach Aleksander Sekulić to give the top players some rest ahead of the deciding games.

Afghan refugee wants to fight for Slovenia in Olympics

Maribor – Mohammad Dawood Rezai left his home in Afghanistan at the age of 14. He could have hardly imagined then that almost seven years on his goal would be to appear in the Olympic boxing tournament for Slovenia, the country he had not heard of before arriving here in February 2016.

Meeting Vučić, Pahor counts on political wisdom of region’s leaders

Belgrade – The impact of the war in Ukraine on the Western Balkans and the region’s European perspective topped the agenda as President Borut Pahor met his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade on Saturday. Pahor hopes the region’s leaders will muster enough political wisdom to solve all bilateral issues through dialogue.

Slovenian community in Croatia come together for annual meeting

Delnice – More than 300 members of the Slovenian community in Croatia turned out for their 18th annual meeting, organised by the Union of Slovenian Associations in Croatia in the Golubinjak Forest Park near Delnice on Saturday.

Vučić hosted Pahor: "Link between energy situation and other problems crucial" VIDEO

"What I would say is that the key question, the question of all questions, is the connection between the energy situation and the problems that may arise in the region. Accordingly, we discussed how and with what readiness the country welcomes the upcoming winter, what we can do to help each other".

Bosnian Police Quizzed in Probe into Young Man’s Unexplained Death

The state prosecution has detained members of the Sarajevo Canton police force and the Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina for questioning on Friday after it launched a new investigation into 22-year-old Dzenan Memic's death.

Vučić hosts gala dinner; the President of Serbia with the guests of the Summit PHOTO

The First International Wine Fair "Wine Vision of the Open Balkans", under the auspices of the governments of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania, was opened today in the presence of the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vui and the Prime Ministers of Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro, Edi Rama, Dimitar Kovaevski and Dritan Abazovi, with the opening Red Wine "Open Balkan" made from three loc

Bosnia Parties Fulfilled Very Few Election Promises, Report Says

Political parties that make up the majority in Bosnia's current government, the Council of Ministers, have totally fulfilled only six out of their 189 pre-election promises, says a report by a fact-checking organisation, published on Thursday.

‘Clean-Up Operation’: Looking for Bosnian Massacre Suspects, 30 Years On

On the basis of documents and witness testimonies, BIRN has identified three potential suspects who have never been charged - Sanica police chief Milan Tomic, his deputy commander, Petar Mihic, and Bosnian Serb Army Sanica Battalion commander Jovan Kevac.

Pahor to host regional summit in September

Ljubljana – Slovenian President Borut Pahor will host the leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni initiative of regional cooperation for a summit at Brdo estate on 12 September which is to call on the EU to step up enlargement to the Western Balkans.

Bosnian Election Campaigners Routinely Abusing Public Resources – TI

A new report by the Bosnian branch of the watchdog organisation Transparency International, based on two months of monitoring of the way political parties and candidates have operated ahead of October's general election, has registered some 1,300 examples of the abuse of public resources for poliitical purposes.