Bosnian Serb Leader Repeats Demand for Secession Referendum
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has repeated demands for a referendum on the status of the Serb-led entity in Bosnia, Republika Srpska, after meeting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.
"Kurti doesn't understand history, the idea is to abolish all borders"
Following a meeting this afternoon, immediately upon his arrival in Munich, with Special Envoy of the U.S. President for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, Richard Grenell, Vucic answered the questions on a press conference.
"Republika Srpska leaves Bosnia-Herzegovina, United States will not stop us"
He also said that Republika Srpska has embarked on a path of secession from Bosnia-Herzegovina, a road with no return.
"We will do this and we will not be stopped by the United States or anyone else, because we believe that the Dayton Agreement has been broken, primarily by the intervention of an international factor", Dodik told reporters in East Sarajevo.
BIRN Fact-check: Is Bosnia on the Road to NATO?
Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, has said he will continue to do everything possible to prevent the country from joining NATO.
"While I am there [the presidency], I will try to take apart everything that has been achieved so far in the field of [NATO] integration," Dodik said on February 7.
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Bosnian Serbs Condemned Over Blockade of State Institutions
Bosniak leaders on Wednesday accused Bosnian Serb officials - who have stopped work on deciding any state-level matters, pending adoption of a new law on the Constitutional Court - of breaking the law.
Bosnian Serbs celebrate Statehood Day defying court ban
Bosnian Serbs on Jan. 9 held celebrations to mark the anniversary of the founding of the small entity -- Republika Srpska -- in defiance of Bosnia's top court ruling.
A parade in northern Banja Luka city -- de facto capital of the entity -- started the celebrations, which was supported by the senior members of the Republika Srpska government.
Bosnia ex-Security Minister Charged with Corruption
The Prosecution office in Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged former Security Minister Dragan Mektic, Igor Golijanin, Samir Agic and Edin Garaplija with abuse of position over the implementation of an interstate project on cross-border cooperation in fire fighting, which the European Union's Delegation to Bosnia had financed.
"A main prerequisite is to preserve peace and stability in the region" VIDEO
"Main condition for fulfilling this is to preserve peace and stability in the region," President Vucic said.
"A few days ago, we were attacked by some politicians from Bosnia-Herzegovina for the National Defense Strategy. Yesterday, Dodik attacked us and said, 'Why are you mentioning Bosnia and Herzegovina?' We just respect the Dayton Agreement", President explained.
Bosnian Serb City Hosts Rival Protest Rallies
Several thousand people gathered in Banja Luka, the administrative centre of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, RS, on Thursday night for two rival rallies, one a protest against the RS authorities and the other a counter-protest in support of RS institutions.
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Dodik completely lost his nerves: you jackass, you idiots ... VIDEO
The Assembly of Republika Srpska had endorsed Dodik's interpretation that a document called the "Reform Program" adopted by the BiH Presidency on November 19th does not mean consent to continue BiH's accession to NATO, but merely a plan of measures to be implemented in terms of establishing co-operation with this military alliance.