Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dodik Loses Argument in Bosnian Serb Assembly Over UK Deal

Member of the presidency of Bosnia and Hercegovina Milorad Dodik talks at the press conference. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC.

An agreement on partnership, trade and cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UK was accepted by the Bosnian Presidency but without a consensus of all three members.

Slovenia wants Bosnia to get candidate status at next week’s EU summit

Brussels – Slovenia has produced a proposal to grant Bosnia-Herzegovina EU candidate status as early as at the EU summit next week. Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will present it to her EU counterparts on Monday at a session of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.

Pahor writes to Michel over candidate status of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has sent a letter to European Council President Charles Michel calling for Bosnia-Herzegovina to be granted the EU candidate country status without any conditions. Pahor believes this would strengthen the pro-European forces in the country and the pace of adjustment to the European norms.

Party Leaders Pledge to Build Stable, EU-Oriented Bosnia

The Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Milorad Dodik, on Monday said that Bosnian Serbs will respect Sunday's agreement signed in Brussels on building a peaceful and stable Bosnia. Although the agreement is not signed or legally binding, "it will be respected on the political and moral level", he said.

Bosnia’s International Overseer Orders State to Fund Elections

High Representative Christian Schmidt, who oversees the civilian implementation of the peace deal that ended the Bosnian war, imposed a decision on Tuesday to allocate funds for country's October elections, putting an end to weeks of failed attempts to ensure an adequate budget to hold the polls.

Bosnia’s Election Commission Borrows Money to Hold Polls

Bosnian people wait in line to vote for the country's general elections in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12 October 2014. Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

Over a month after the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced that a general election will be held in October, it announced on Monday that it has managed to borrow the money needed for the process.

Street Named After Bosnian War Crime Defendant Angers Survivors

A decision by the Sarajevo Cantonal Assembly to name one of the streets in the Novi Grad municipality after a Hague Tribunal defendant, deceased Bosnian Army general Mehmed Alagic has been criticised by survivors of the 1992-95 war, international organisations and rights activists.

Police Ban on Bosnian War Victims’ Memorial March Condemned

War victims' associations, rights activists and Western diplomats in Bosnia and Herzegovina have criticised a police ban on a march marking the annual White Ribbon Day in Prijedor, which is intended to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the start of wartime persecution by Bosnian Serb forces in the area.