Milorad Dodik

Vucic: Serbia to try to preserve foundations of independent policy

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday Serbia would be trying to pursue a policy of friendship with the US but would not be pursuing a hostile policy towards Russia or China, and noted that it would be trying to preserve the foundations of an independent policy.

Dodik: We will consider independence unless property issue is resolved

BELGRADE - Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Friday in Belgrade Republika Srpska would be forced to consider, in the most serious manner, taking a decision on independence and secession unless property-related and other issues defined by the Bosnia and Herzegovina constitution were resolved.

Vucic: Memorial centres for Jasenovac victims to be built at Donja Gradina, in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Friday a proposal to build two memorial centres to commemorate the victims of the Jasenovac death camp in the WWII-era Independent State of Croatia would be tabled to the governments of Serbia and the Republika Srpska at their next joint session.

Bosnian Serb Govt ‘Ends Cooperation’ With UK, US Embassies

The government of Republika Srpska, one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, said it would "end cooperation" with US and UK embassies in the country from Thursday, in reaction to recently imposed US sanctions on the director of the Administration for Geodetic and Property Affairs of Republika Srpska, RUGIPP, Dragan Stankovic.

Bosnian Serbs Adopt Much Criticised Draft Law Criminalising Defamation

Despite harsh criticism from rights groups, international organisations and the media, the assembly of Republika Srpska, one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Thursday adopted draft amendments to the criminal code, making defamation a crime. 

With 48 votes in favour and 21 against, the law will go to a 60-day public consultation period before its final adoption. 

US, EU, Slate Bosnian Serb Push to Designate NGOs as ‘Foreign Agents’

The EU and US have criticised plans by Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, president of Bosnia's mainly Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity, to push a new Russian-style law which would allow the entity to mark civil society and non-governmental organisations as "foreign agents".