“The Statehood Day, November 25th, has been experienced and interpreted in contradictory ways in two BiH entities for years. It is a national holiday in FB&H, a non-working day, and it is celebrated by numerous manifestations. However, in Republika Srpska, the other B&H entity, this day is like any other, an ordinary working day.

The capital of BiH Sarajevo is decorated with national flags today. Most of the shops are closed, the institutions are not working, and public transport is working by the holiday regime. The holiday spirit can be seen on the streets of Sarajevo that are almost empty.” (Sarajevo Times)


“On behalf of the American people and the United States government, I extend our best regards to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as you celebrate your Statehood Day.

The United States is committed to a strong partnership with Bosnia and Herzegovina and to its sovereignty and territorial integrity. We remain dedicated to working with the new government, once formed, as it continues the reforms necessary for Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance its goals of Western integration.” (US Department of State)


“Displaying the flag of Republika Srpska (RS) entity in the stateroom of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina violates the state laws, said Bosnia’s Presidency member, Sefik Dzaferovic, reacting to the decision of his colleague, Presidency Chairman, Milorad Dodik, to add the entity next to the state flag in an official meeting.

‘According to the Law on Flag, only the insignia of Bosnia and Herzegovina can be displayed at places where Bosnia and Herzegovina is presented. This will be entered in the record and the law enforcement agencies will be informed about it. This means the breach of the law,’ Dzaferovic said.

Dodik, the Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite Presidency and the first member to take the rotating chairmanship in this term, met on Friday with newly appointed Ambassador of Serbia in Sarajevo Presidency office. He put up the RS flag next to the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina in this meeting which, according to Dzaferovic, was contrary to law.” (N1)


“UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has described the opening of the new Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH) headquarters as ‘a great step in the development of football in the country.’

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has visited Bosnia and Herzegovina to attend the official opening of the new headquarters of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH).

The opening ceremony in the capital Sarajevo was attended by representatives of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and international football communities, as well as senior government officials including the representative of the country’s presidency, Šefik Džaferović, and the chairman of the council of ministers, Denis Zvizdić.” (UEFA)