“The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States, Haris Hrle, said in a conversation with Klix.ba that the President of BiH entity, Republika Srpska,  Milorad Dodik  is considered a political project of the old administration in diplomatic circles, that is, the Democratic Party, Madeleine Albright and Soros’s non-governmental sector.

‘Washington fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are no changes in the policy of the United States, nor has there been any change on the horizon. Bilateral relations are excellent, friendly and honest. Such relations will continue even after the end of the mandate of the current ambassadors. Namely, the arrival of a new US ambassador to Sarajevo and a new BiH Ambassador to Washington is part of regular diplomatic circulation. My mandate ends after the October elections, so we are waiting for the name of the new BiH head of diplomatic missions in the United States,’ Ambassador Hrle begins to talk to Klix.ba.” (Full conversation at Klix)

“The Energy Ministry of Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic said it is in final stages of preparations to call a tender for the construction of Buk Bijela hydro power plant, revising its capacity up by around a third to between 120 and 125 megawatts.

The region’s power utility ERS in 2016 won rights to build and then operate the plant on the Drina river in eastern Bosnia for 50 years and help diversify Bosnia’s energy mix.

The initial value of the project, set to commence this year and take five years to complete, was put at around 193 million euros ($221 million).” (Reuters)

“Kosovo and Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia’s Serb-dominated part, should not be compared because this would make it appear as if Serbia would be ‘renouncing’ one of the two, according to the Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite Presidency, Mladen Ivanic.

If Serbia insists that Kosovo is part of it, then it should not insist that Republika Srpska can be part of it too, he explained.

Ivanic told Serbia’s Politika newspaper that he is aware that 90 percent of the people in Bosnia’s RS semi-autonomous entity want it to be independent, but what is realistic and what could be risky must be taken into account.” (N1)

In a statement on August 23, the embassy expressed ‘concern and deep disappointment’ after Prilepin was turned back at the Raca border crossing between Serbia and Bosnia, adding that it has requested an explanation from the Bosnian Foreign Ministry.” (RFE/RL)

“Animator and CalArts alum Eirini Vianelli’s (Film/Video MFA 17) stop-motion graduate thesis film, “Icebergs,” won the Special Jury Mention for a Short Film at the 24th festival edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The festival, which took place Aug. 10-18, is the largest and most prestigious annual film festival in southeastern Europe. As part of the award, Vianelli received a $2,000 cash prize.” (SCV News)

“Two freight trains collided head-on in southern Bosnia early Thursday, killing two people and seriously injuring one more.

Police said the crash occurred at the train station in the town of Jablanica.”(Brownsville Herald)