“Members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) hosted political directors from the Steering Board of the member states of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC).Members of the BiH Presidency have introduced political directors from the member states of the PIC Steering Board to the current political situation in BiH. They emphasized their commitment to further work on reform implementation and fulfillment of conditions for obtaining candidate status for EU membership. The dedication to the continuation of the European path of BiH and the finalization of the response to the European Commission’s Questionnaire as soon as possible was emphasized. There is a strong belief that, despite the current situation, progress will be made in the process of European integration of BiH in terms of realization of set goals and priorities when it comes to the country’s foreign policy.” (Sarajevo Times)

“Turkey and Bosnia aspire to talk about trade between one another in terms of billions rather than millions of euros, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said Friday. The minister spoke about the countries’ trade ambitions during a visit to Sarajevo, where he chaired a meeting of the Joint Economic Commission alongside Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Minister Mirko Sarovic. ‘At today’s meeting, we made a decision… that from now on we want to express the relationship between our countries not as millions but as billions, so I hope in 2019 we will reach the goal of 1 billion euros in terms of mutual trade,’ Akdag said.” (Daily Sabah)

“A man who was accused of hiding his employment with a special Serbian police unit in Bosnia around the time of the Serb massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide has pleaded guilty to a U.S. immigration fraud charge. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic, who has been living in Barberton, in suburban Akron, of immigration fraud in a three-count federal indictment last year. Dragic pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster to possessing and using fraudulently obtained immigration documents. He was sentenced to time served in jail since his arrest in August 2016 and was ordered deported, with a sentencing date in March.” (Washington Post)