Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bakir Izetbegovic Meets UN Secretary-Generalalchetron.com

Bakir Izetbegovic Meets UN Secretary-General

“The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Bakir Izetbegović, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Secretary-General appreciated the commitment of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and looked forward to continued cooperation between the Government of Bosnia […]

Migrants Arrested With Weapons in SarajevoPhoto: Carles Pobes Panisello

Migrants Arrested With Weapons in Sarajevo

“The Sarajevo police arrested a Syrian A.M. and an Algerian D.A. and found a weapons cache during Sunday raid in Sarajevo. The Sarajevo Canton’s Interior Ministry spokesperson, Suada Kuldija, told N1 that police officers stopped two persons asking for their ID’s but then the two started running away. […]

State Department Balkan Country Reports on TerrorismPhoto: AP

State Department Balkan Country Reports on Terrorism

“BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Overview: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remained a cooperative counterterrorism partner and continued to increase its counterterrorism capacity in 2017. Legislative loopholes and lenient sentencing, however, remained major challenges. Some operational domestic coordination exists, but interpersonal and interagency infighting and stovepiping undermined effective cooperation. Extremist ideology and […]

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

“Football grounds in the former Yugoslavia have a grim record of sectarian violence. After the collapse of the postwar socialist state and the region’s descent into all-out war in the 1990s, some stadiums were used for prison camps and even for mass executions. Even in more recent times, football in the Balkans […]

Regional Consulting Firm Releases Current Ratings of FBiH Presidency CandidatesReuters

Regional Consulting Firm Releases Current Ratings of FBiH Presidency Candidates

“After the first ten days of the campaign, the following are the results of the research and the current rating of candidates for Bosniak and Croatian Member of BiH Presidency. The largest regional consulting company “Valicon” has released the current rating of the candidates for the BiH Presidency, […]

China +16 Kicks Off in DubrovnikPhoto: Vogue.com/Alamy

China +16 Kicks Off in Dubrovnik

“Investment, health tourism and better business cooperation are the most important topics of the 4th international ministerial conference China +16, which started in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday, bringing together over 100 participants. Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said the Chinese market held enormous potential, […]

The Times: “Why are Russia and Turkey so interested in Bosnia”

The Times: “Why are Russia and Turkey so interested in Bosnia”

“For a country of 3.5 million in an overlooked corner of Europe, Bosnia is bringing in some big names. Next week Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, will come to the northern town of Banja Luka, population 185,000, for the consecration of a huge new Orthodox Church. It […]

Izetbegovic Interview for Klix: Vucic controversy, BiH Politics, and Ongoing Election Campaignalchetron.com

Izetbegovic Interview for Klix: Vucic controversy, BiH Politics, and Ongoing Election Campaign

“President of the Party of Democratic Action and current BiH Presidency Chairman Bakir Izetbegović claims that the speeches and actions of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic are increasingly controversial, with more and more elements that contradict each other. In an interview for Klix.ba Izetbegovic spoke on Serbian President’s speech […]

Irregularities Ahead of October 7th Election?Photo: Only Croatia

Irregularities Ahead of October 7th Election?

“Allegations of irregularities in the Bosnia’s election process are becoming more often as the October election is approaching. The most recent ones point out there is a huge imbalance between the number of valid ID cards and the number of registered voters. Chief of Bosnia’s Agency for identification […]

Zvizdic Looks to Strengthen Economic Cooperation with MoroccoPhoto: Fena

Zvizdic Looks to Strengthen Economic Cooperation with Morocco

“Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic has arrived on Monday to Morocco for an official visit to that country. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani. Zvizdic thanked the Moroccan senior official for the political and humanitarian support that the Kingdom […]