Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barricades at Dawn: Watching the Siege of Sarajevo Begin

It was the morning after the February 29-March 1 1992 independence referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina - an event that a well-known BBC journalist had described to me, sipping a beer, as "good news at last from the Balkans".

2Cellos concert marks 30 years of Slovenia, Croatia UN membership

New York – Slovenia and Croatia marked the 30th anniversary of their UN membership in New York on Sunday with a concert by world-renowned Slovenian-Croatian duo 2Cellos, who thus started their farewell world tour.

The concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was also marked by expressions of solidarity with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

Serbian Policemen Who Revealed Secret Srebrenica Mission Acquitted

Belgrade Higher Court acquitted policeman Milan Dumanovic and Mladen Trbovic on Friday of disclosing an official secret by giving a TV interview about secretly recording the Srebrenica commemoration in 2015.

Federal Option Offers Bosnia Way Out of Quagmire

Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing its most serious crisis since the end of the armed conflict in 1995. Bosnian Croat parties are threatening to boycott the country's institutions due to the Bosniak parties' refusal to implement a 2016 Constitutional Court ruling.

Bosnians, Croatians, Queue to Withdraw Money From Russian Bank

Customers wait in long queues in a Sberbank branch in Sarajevo. Photo: BIRN

In Bosnia, many wanted to withdraw their money, fearing the loss of their savings. Bank officials are giving dates to customers if they want to withdraw large sums due to high demand.

Media: Putin's next target is a country bordering Serbia?

"Putin is already on the lookout for this region," reads the headline of an article in the German newspaper Die Welt, which discusses the possibility of expanding Russian activities in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The text emphasizes that in the strategy of "returning dominance in the lost spheres of influence after the Cold War, one, so far neglected region plays a decisive role".

Serbian Court Urged to Jail Bosnian Wartime Prison Camp Official

Prosecutor Dusan Knezevic on Thursday asked Belgrade Higher Court to hand down a six-year prison sentence to Osman Osmanovic, who is accused of abusing civilians and prisoners of war at the Rasadnik camp in Gornji Rahic in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Brcko area during the summer of 1992.

EU Doubles Bosnia Peacekeepers as Global Security ‘Deteriorates’

European Union Force EUFOR troops attend the handover ceremony of their chief-of-staff in Sarajevo, 7 May 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR

"The deterioration of the security situation internationally has the potential to spread instability to Bosnia and Herzegovina," EUFOR said on Thursday.

European Court: Montenegro Failed to Compensate Bus Crash Victims

A hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Photo: EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK

The court said Montenegro violated the European Convention on Human Rights, which says that everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal.

New Oral History Memorial Tells Srebrenica Survivors’ Stories

The new memorial room, entitled 'The Lives Behind the Fields of Death', opened on Tuesday at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre, with the intention of highlighting survivors' stories and combatting genocide denial.

Bosnia Convicts Ex-Military Policeman of Beating Prisoners

The Bosnian state court convicted Mehmed Alesevic, a former military police officer with the Bosnian Army's 505th Buzim Brigade, of seriously abusing civilian detainees during the army's conflict with the forces of the separatist Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia statelet during wartime.

EU answer to W Balkan issues, Pahor tells Munich conference

Munich – President Borut Pahor took part in a panel debate on the Western Balkans at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, arguing the EU enlargement process should be stepped up and offering the EU as the answer to all the issues troubling the region.

Pahor hods several bilateral meetings in Munich

Munich – President Borut Pahor held several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, focussing on the Ukraine crisis, including with his Finish and Montenegrin counterparts.