Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
In an operation codenamed "Lipa", executed on the orders of the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian Border Police, together with partner police and security agencies, on Wednesday arrested members of an organised crime group suspected of smuggling hundreds of illegal migrants from Bosnia to EU member Croatia.
The Turkish National Football Team's opponents in the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were revealed on Dec. 7.
Turkey will play against the Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar in the European Qualifiers Group G.
The draw was held in Zurich, Switzerland via videoconference amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of Bosnia's top judicial body, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, HJPC, voted to ask its president, Milan Tegeltija, to consider resigning over a recording that appears to indicate his involvement in influence peddling - and has further shaken the body's reputation.
A new report on human trafficking in Croatia by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, GRETA, published on Thursday, said that Croatia should strengthen its criminal justice response to human trafficking and enable victims to more effectively exercise their right to compensation.
An Election to Watch
Dacian Ciolos, former Romania's Prime Minister and EU Commissioner for Agriculture, the leader of the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), addresses to supporters during a USR-PLUS alliance rally held in Bucharest, Romania, 07 November 2019. Archive photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT/small>
Each problem is helpfully embodied by the two mentioned political blocs: the SDA is an avatar of Bosnia's kleptocratic political elite, while the SNSD is the most significant threat to the country's sovereignty.
Because these are distinct problems, they require distinct solutions. And in each case, the results of the municipal elections have offered a path forward.