Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dodik Urges Bosnian Serbs to Block Croatia Lawsuit

Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member of the state presidency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has called a session of parliament in Bosnia's Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, where he will urge MPs to block a lawsuit against Croatia over the issue of the Peljesac Bridge.

Serbs in Croatia are treated like scum, as Croatian interest suddenly becomes Serbian

In the same time, as he explained, Chairperson of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina "declares the construction of the Peljesac Bridge as Serbian national interest".
He wrote it on his Twitter page, on the occasion of Dodik deciding to call for the protection of vital entity interests, thereby preventing the dispute with Croatia over the construction of the Peljeac Bridge.

Macron's Belgrade visit, day 2

Accompanied by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Macron will talk to the representatives of Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), the project within Berlin Process.

Turkey Marks Failed Coup’s Third Anniversary Across Balkans

The Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, hoisted a Turkish flag on Monday to mark the third anniversary of the failed coup in Turkey, just a week after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the country, when he urged the authorities to extradite suspected followers of the exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen - who Ankara blames for the coup attempt.

Bosnian Charged with Attempting to Join ISIS

Bosnia's state prosecution on Monday charged Ibro Cufurovic with taking part in terrorist activities and with fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria, ISIS/L, from 2014 until April this year, when he was deported to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The prosecution says Cufurovic travelled to Turkey on April 21, 2014, from where he illegally went to Syria and joined ISIS/ISIL forces.

Bosniaks’ Convictions for Detention Camp Abuses Quashed

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has upheld an appeal by Mustafa Djelilovic and Halid Covic against their convictions for crimes against Serb and Croat civilians illegally detained at the Silos camp, the Krupa barracks and the 9th of May elementary school in the Hadzici municipality.

Their verdicts have been quashed and a new trial ordered.

Bosnia Paralysed to Act on US Military Aid Offer

A US military aid offer could help Bosnia replace two ageing Russian helicopters, if only the country could agree on a vision for the future of its armed forces.

"Strictly confidential letter" regarding Srebrenica disclosed

Until May 7, 1995, a significant amount of weapons were delivered to the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Srebrenica, which was then a demilitarized zone, by an air bridge, which was presented as exclusively humanitarian at the time, according to a confidential letter from the Bosnian Army Commander Rasim Delic, "Vecernje novosti" had insight in.

Srebrenica Convictions are ‘Triumph of Justice’, Says Karadzic Prosecutor

"The challenges in investigating and prosecuting genocide were immense," Alan Tieger, who was in charge of the case against Radovan Karadzic at the UN court in The Hague, told BIRN ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres on Thursday.

Hurduc: Connectivity, the core of economic and trade exchanges in South-East Europe

Minister of Innovation and Research Nicolae Hurduc participated, in Sarajevo, in the Summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), on which occasion the Romanian dignitary underscored that, by promoting digitization and connectivity alongside the development of research and innovation, the EU and the South-Eastern European region can improve competitiveness of its economy and i

Brnabic's response to Meta: We will not be provoked, SEECP does not recognize Kosovo

She added that there is no room for provocations.
Albanian President Ilir Meta, who spoke on the plenary session of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) right before Serbian Prime Minister, called on Bosnia-Herzegovina to recognize "the fact that Kosovo is an independent and sovereign state".

Borisov Met with Erdogan at the South-East European Co-operation Process Forum in Sarajevo

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is in Sarajevo to participate in the summit of heads of state and government of the countries participating in the Southeast European Cooperation Process. Prior to the start of the official dinner of the leaders, Borissov had a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In Sarajevo, senior official Grigore reiterates Romania's support for EU Southeast enlargement

In Sarajevo on Monday, State Secretary for Inter-Institutional Relations with Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Maria Magdalena Grigore reiterated Romania's firm support for the continuation of the EU enlargement process toward the Southeast European region, which was a priority file on the agenda of the former Romanian presidency of the EU Council.

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