Politics of Republika Srpska

Bosnian Serb Protesters Denounce Ban on City-Centre Rallies

Several hundreds protesters, led by opposition MPs in the assembly of Republika Srpska, the mainly Serbian entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gathered for a second time in the Mladen Stojanovic park in Banja Luka, close to the RS government building after the authorities refused to allow them to gather in the central Krajina Square.

Orban: Hungary Wants to Strengthen Relations with Republika Srpska

Viktor Orban told a news conference on Tuesday after talks in Budapest with the chairman of the Bosnian presidency, Milorad Dodik, that he wants to boost ties with the Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, where Dodik has been the most powerful politician for many years.

The talks covered relations between Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina and with Republika Srpska, Orban said.

Bosnian Entities’ Plans for New Reservist Police Forces Criticised

Republika Srpska police on parade. Photo: EPA/Vladimir Stojakovic.

Parliament in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska on Tuesday is set to discuss a controversial draft law to introduce a new reservist police force, a move seen as a security threat by the Bosniak and Croat minorities living in the entity.