Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Convicts Former Minister of Organised Crime

The Bosnian state court on Monday sentenced Jerko Ivanovic Lijanovic, the former Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry Minister of Bosnia's Federation entity, to 12 years in prison and imposed a 25,000-euro fine.

One Dead After Explosion in Bosnian Oil Refinery

One worker died and six others were taken to hospital for treatment after an explosion on Tuesday in the oil refinery in the town of Brod, in the north of Bosnia's mainly Serb entity, Republika Srpska. The explosion occurred in the petroleum processing facility at around 9:30pm local time and the cause is still unknown.

Dodik wants Crimea recognized as part of Russia

Dodik, the leader of the Serb entity (RS) in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) was on Sunday elected as the new Serb representative in the tripartite Presidency of BiH.

Serbian MP Under Police Protection After ISIS Threats

The Serbian authorities have put MP Muamer Zukorlic under police protection after he received several threats from Islamists on social networks, the Bosniak party leader said on Tuesday. 

Bosnia Should Recognise Crimea as Russian, Says Dodik

Milorad Dodik, who won the Serb seat on Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite state presidency at the weekend, told Russian newspaper Izvestia on Tuesday that one of his first moves will be to launch an initiative to recognise Crimea as part of Russia.

Turkey welcomes Bosnia elections

Sefik Dzaferovic (L), the presidential candidate from the main Muslim SDA party for Bosnia's three-man presidency, flanked by Bakir Izetbegovic, the SDA party leader, speaks at the party headquarters in Sarajevo on October 7, 2018.

Kosovo policeman arrested with half a kilo of cocaine

According to the Kosovo-based website KoSSev, B.J. was arrested with 500 grams of a substance suspected to be cocaine in his possession.

The officer works in the Urosevac police station, while the arrest happened at the Vrbnica border crossing (with Albania).

Bosnia: Croat rep announces lawsuit against Croatia

In an interview with Croatia's public broadcaster HRT, Zeljko Komsic said, a day after he was elected, that"Croatia had "twice broken a convention on the law of the sea."

Beijing has stern message for Washington

During a meeting, Yi told Pompeo that "a shadow has been cast on future of US-China relations," AP reported.

Pompeo arrived in China from North Korea and said he wanted to inform Yi about his meeting with the North Korean leader.

East Sarajevo: Montenegrins caught with 900 kilos of drugs

Members of the SIPA agency, in cooperation with the RS Interior Ministry and the Police Administration of East Sarajevo confiscated about 900 kilograms of skunk cannabis, hidden in a truck with Montenegrin registration plates.

Vucic feels "a bit better" after agreement with Stoltenberg

He said that this procedure has been established in order to prevent conflicts and more serious consequences.

Vucic said that he asked Stoltenberg not to reduce the KFOR mission in Kosovo and Metohija (KiM), "as it is the only protection for the Serb people."

Serbian Hardliners Claim Victory in Bosnian Elections

The hard-line leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Milorad Dodik, has won the Serbian seat on Bosnia's tripartite state presidency, according to still incomplete results from Sunday's elections.

McAllister: Accept Serbia's proposal; Merkel: NEIN

This is according to Belgrade newspaper Blic, which is citing a source from diplomatic circles in Berlin. According to the daily, McAllister, a German MEP, recently met with Angela Merkel and expressed his views on this sensitive issue.

Dodik Wins Presidency Seat in Bosnia Election

Bosnia's politial future looked more uncertain on Monday after the hard-line Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik looked set to win the Serbian seat on Bosnia's three-member state presidency.

Polls closed at 7pm on Sunday in an election in which 3,352,933 voters were eligible to vote at 5,794 polling stations.