Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Serbs Change Law to Defy International Envoy’s Decisions

The National Assembly in the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska Entity adopted amendments to the Law on Publishing Laws and Other Regulations on Wednesday evening to stop publishing decisions by the Office of the High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the entity's Official Gazette, which would render them invalid.

Venice Commission, OSCE, Criticise Bosnian Serbs ‘Foreign Agents’ Bill

The Venice Commission, the Council of Europe's constitutional law experts, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, ODIHR, have warned that the new draft law in Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity on the "Special Registry and Publicity of the Work of Non-Profit Organisation", dubbed the "foreign agents law", "contains serious deficiencies".

Bosnian Ministers Approve Controversial Gas Pipeline from Serbia

Bosnian Council of Ministers, the country's state-level executive government, voted on Thursday in favour of a construction of a new gas pipeline from Serbia.

The so-called Eastern Interconnection will bring natural gas to cities and towns in the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity.

Bosnia High Representative Breaks Deadlock in Federation Entity – Again

The High Representative to Bosnia has used his substantial "Bonn powers" to ensure government formation in the country's Federation entity, imposing new changes to its constitution on Thursday. This was Christian Schmidt's second intervention to the constitution in less than seven months.

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.