Republika Srpska Finance Minister Zoran Tegeltija on April 2 said the entity was still negotiating the terms of a Russian loan, which will hopefully supplant the need to go cap in hand to the IMF.
“The negotiations are being led, but not all conditions of the credit or the deadlines have been defined,” Tegeltija said.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said if a deal on Bosnia as a confederation of three units is not possible, Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, RS, reserved a right to hold a referendum on seeking outright independence.
Dodik sees Bosnia as "three-state confederation"
BANJA LUKA -- The Serb Republic (RS) wants three states to be created in Bosnia-Herzegovina that would be "confederally tied" into that country, Milorad Dodik, has said.
Otherwise a referendum on independence is "possible" in the Serb entity, its president has warned.
Serb entity "has right to self-determination" - PM
BANJA LUKA -- RS Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović has said that the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina "has a right to self-determination."
According to her, "the talk about a referendum, when it comes to the Serb Republic (RS), is not taboo nor is it artificially imposed from time to time."
Ukraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate
Regional countries sign agreements and plan joint projects to improve security and mutual trust.
Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Croatia counterpart Vesna Pusic sign a European Partnership agreement in Zagreb on March 21st. [Albania Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
Vucic said after a meeting with Republika Srpska’s leader Milorad Dodik in Belgrade on Saturday that his administration would always protect Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia.
Serbia's stance on Ukraine "must be responsible"
BELGRADE -- Serbia's view concerning the situation in Ukraine "has to be and will be completely responsible" and will not be adopted by the outgoing government.
This is according to the SNS party leader and deputy prime minister in the caretaker cabinet, Aleksandar Vučić said on Saturday.