Russia Accused of 'Interfering' With Serbian Declaration
The secretary general of a small opposition liberal party in Serbia, Nova Stranka [New Party], Djordje Nakic, told BIRN that his party intends to help draw up a declaration on [the lack of] human rights in Russia - after Russia's ruling United Russia party announced it wished to help Serbs create a declaration on the preservation of Serbia's national identity.
Bosnian Serb Leader Puts Justice Referendum on Hold
Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik said on Tuesday that his ruling Alliance of the Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, was no longer pushing for a referendum on the jurisdiction of the state courts over the courts of the Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska.
Bosnian Official Sacked for Criticising Serbia's Vucic
The East Sarajevo municipal assembly dismissed its speaker Dejan Santic on Monday after he said Vucic was guilty of betrayal because Belgrade government-backed Kosovo Serb MPs effectively backed former guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj as Kosovo's new prime minister.
"You don't bully Dodik - you get his friends in Belgrade"
"If you want Milorad Dodik to do something, you will not get it done by bullying him from Brussels," says a former high representative for Bosnia.
Instead, Paddy Ashdown recently told an inquiry organized by the British Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee, "you get it done by getting his friends in Belgrade."
Bosnian Serb Opposition MPs Block Assembly's Work
For the second day in a row, over 30 opposition members of parliament in Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity of Bosnia, took up seats behind the table of the speaker, preventing the session from being held until their demands were met.
Negotiations that lasted from Tuesday evening to Wednesday to noon ended without result.
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RS independence referendum "to be discussed at later date"
Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik, said on Sunday he had abandoned plans to hold the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina's "independence referendum."
Belgrade and Banja Luka drafting joint declaration
Serbia will provide support and assistance to the people and institutions of the Serb Republic (RS) through projects worth five million euros.
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Surveillance Claims Intensify Row Between Bosnian Officials
The conflict between Bosnia's Security Minister Dragan Mektic and the country's acting Chief Prosecutor, Gordana Tadic, which has been ongoing for months, reached a new peak this week.